Erik Rost is looking forward to ESOC

Posted on | February 10, 2016 | Category: Newsletter


The Swedish ski orienteer Erik Rost took five of five possible victories in the Ski Orienteering World Cup round 2 in Germany recently. Winning the overall World Cup is his main goal this season and all races in ESOC are important in the World Cup.
– I am really looking forward to the championships, Erik Rost says.

This winter has been characterised by difficult snow conditions, which has been a struggle for all snow sports. A few days ago the Austrian organisers of the ESOC, JWSOC, EYSOC and SkiO World Cup Round 3 confirmed that they finally have enough snow for the events to take place.

– I am really looking forward to the championships. It looks like they have got a lot of snow and I think the conditions will be good, Erik Rost says.

He is hoping for challenging courses and difficulties made by the course setters.  To be able to achieve his main goal this season, winning the overall World Cup, he needs to perform well in all races. The successful World Cup round in Germany has given Erik a good position in the World Cup, right now in top with 305 points. Eduard Khrennikov, Russia, is second with 262 points.

– ESOC is an important part of the World Cup and you probably need podium places in every race to be able to win the overall World Cup, Erik says.

Date                    ESOC                                 JWSOC                              EYSOC

29th February   Sprint                                Sprint                                Sprint

1st March           Sprint Relay                    Mixed Sprint Relay Jun.

2nd March         Long                                  Long                                   Long

4th March          Middle (Massstart)         Middle (Massstart)         Middle (Massstart)

5th March          Relay                                  Relay                                  Relay

Head over to the SKIO2016 website to see photos of the current snow conditions and read more about the event. Click here to go straight to the website.

Entry summary:
Austria 14
Belarus 2
Bulgaria 5
Czech Republic 12
Estonia 6
Finland 17
Germany 1
Latvia 6
Lithuania 5
Norway 10
Romania 5
Russian Federation 16
Slovakia 1
Slovenia 7
Sweden 17
Switzerland 7
Ukraine 6

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