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World MTBO Champs – Long Distance Final

By Stodge @stodgeblog

World MTBO Champs – Long Distance FinalAnother hot day and tough long courses have produced some dramatic results at the World Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships 2011 Long Distance Final.

In the Women’s Race Denmark’s Rikke Kornvig has produced a huge winning margin of  6 min’s over second place Ingrid Stengard and local Italian Laura ‘superlaura’ Scaravonati in 3rd. Other big names are some 15 –  20 mins behind, the heat and steepness of the terrain taking its toll. In fact some riders took close to 3 hours.

The Mens race: all riders took over two hours to complete their courses but Finland’s Samuli Saarela coped best with the heat and the terrain to take Gold ahead of Denmark’s Erik Skovgaard Knudsen by 4 minutes.

In the Junior Men’s competition the Danes are starting to dominate with a win by Andreas Proschowsky but in the Junior Women’s the Russians are still up front with a Gold and Silver, Svetlana Poverina taking the win.

For the Brits unfortunately Chris Brand Barker did not start after a pre-race mechanical in the Junior Mens competition. Lucy and Em came 20th and 35th after long hot races. Ifor rides this afternoon in the Men’s B final.

Live results available at http://www.racecentersuite.com/Races/Specials/Mtbo2011/web/

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