WTMBOC Long wins for Jansson and Benham Kvåle

Great Britain’s Emily Benham Kvåle and Swedens Marcus Jansson was crowned world champions after the Long distance race in the forest outside Falun, Sweden at the World Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships.

Benham Kvåle lead the race all the way through the 20,4 kilometers and defeated the reigning Long Distance champion, Camilla Søgaard (DEN) by 1.07 minutes. That’s Søgaard third silver medal after the first three WMTBOC races in Sweden.
Finlands Ruska Saarela was third, 2.01 behind Benham Kvåle.

In the men’s class, Marcus Jansson overtook the lead early in the race and won by 1.32 minutes in front of Friday’s Middle Distance champion, Krystof Bogar (CZE). Andre Haga, who was on the Finnish gold medal relay team yesterday, claimed the bronze medal 3.05 behind Jansson.

Camilla Søgaard leads the women’s CX80 World Cup with 160 points – 20 ahead of compatriot Nikoline Splittorff.
Krystof Bogar’s solid performances in Sweden mean, that he takes over the lead in the men’s CX80 World Cup. Marcus Jansson is in second place after today’s win.

The junior classes was won by impressive margins, as Finlands Kaarina Nurminen was nearly four minutes ahead of Iris Aurora Pecorari (ITA) in W20 and with Natali Chamrada (CZE) two minutes further behind.

Sweden’s Felix Silver was 3.29 minutes ahead of Tatu Aaltonen (FIN) in M20, where Flurin Schnyder got the bronze medal.

Full results, GPS and TV stream at IOF LIVE

After a well deserved rest day, the WTMBOC athletes grab their bikes again for the Sprint distance on Tuesday.

First start is at 10.00 CEST (UTC+2) and the TV stream opens at 10.45 at IOF LIVE

Photos: Lars Gustafsson