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World Cup at O-ringen!

Show Profile  Casser Posted: 23 July 2007, 8:56 AM  
The third round of the 2007 World Cup takes place at O-ringen and for the first time (this year) New Zealand is represented. Tania Robinson is using it in the last part of her build up towards the World Championships in Ukraine.
The first race is a mass start that is rather long 13.8 k for the women (19.8 k for the men). The terrain is flat and next to town with lots of tracks close to town, further away it will be tricky in areas with lots of details and in the areas with quite sparse detail.
It has been raining quite a lot lately, and the terrain is apparently a lot wetter than when the courses were planned.
The women's race start at 9:00 o'clock swedish time (7 pm New Zealand) and the men's start at 9:30 (swedish time). At the moment I can't find anywhere that says anything about posibility to follow the races online. But the world Cup part of the O-ringen home page can be found on this link:
http://www.oringen.se/574.php
and Clem has already given a small prerace situation report on the World Masters thread

Show Profile  Paul I Posted: 23 July 2007, 10:27 AM  
The stampede at the mass start will be interesting

Show Profile  Michael Posted: 23 July 2007, 10:40 AM  
With 3 loops for the men and 2 for the women there will be lots of pack running won't there? It can't be like a relay where the loops are similar and you can get 2X2X2X.... or 3X3X3X... combinations

Show Profile  Paul I Posted: 23 July 2007, 12:47 PM  
Both mens and womens initial loops will have over 30 runners running the same course at once, the final loops men will have 100, women 72. All on very fast terrain. Sounds like a highly exciting propersition and excellent WOC relay training. No pressure!
No wonder Tanya is excited.



Show Profile  mick finn Posted: 23 July 2007, 2:11 PM  
Sounds like Winter Classic format, to name one kiwi event although there's probably others, but with big numbers - cool

Show Profile  jeffg Posted: 23 July 2007, 3:06 PM  
I hope they've got at least 2 boxes at the first control. Go Tan!

Show Profile  Michael Posted: 23 July 2007, 6:26 PM  
No sign of live results. Wasn't there some controversy about restricted entry to World Cups?

Show Profile  Casser Posted: 23 July 2007, 6:46 PM  
Online results here:

http://www.oringenonline.com/index_en.html

and webcast here (can't get it to work):
http://www.lok.se/oringen/stream.html

good luck to you with getting online and GO GO TAN

Show Profile  Jenni Posted: 23 July 2007, 7:05 PM  
Now we have some sound anyway, mostly in Swedish. Have heard that
it is cold and rainy and that Damien Renard is leading the men's but nothing on the women.

Show Profile  Jenni Posted: 23 July 2007, 7:06 PM  
Simone, Minna and Heli are running in a group... Can anyone catch that group?!

Show Profile  mick finn Posted: 23 July 2007, 7:08 PM  
Webcast is working just very very slow to download

Show Profile  Jenni Posted: 23 July 2007, 7:14 PM  
First three women have passed through with 5 controls to go. No other women passed through yet.

Show Profile  Jenni Posted: 23 July 2007, 7:16 PM  
Big group of women, only seem to be mentioning Swedes, and Signe Soes, Dana Broscova, 11 altogether didn't hear Tan's name...

Show Profile  Jenni Posted: 23 July 2007, 7:36 PM  
Top women have finished. Lookedlike Minna was going to take it easy
and then she did a "Tore Sandvik" (presumably that means
she went the wrong way in the finish chute like Tore did at tiomila a couple of years ago) and Simone took the win by about half a metre.


Show Profile  Jenni Posted: 23 July 2007, 7:46 PM  
28 finished so far and no Tan. 89 for the winners and 103 for 28th place so a real mission!

Show Profile  Greg Posted: 23 July 2007, 7:56 PM  
Looks like Tan has missed out on A final tomorrow as she has not finished inside the top 40.


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