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The Orienteering World Cup Final Round starts tomorrow in Italy!

The Orienteering World Cup Final Round for 2021 will start with the Long distance tomorrow (Thursday 30 September), followed by the Middle distance on Saturday 2 October and then the Sprint Relay on Sunday 3 October this weekend.

Tomorrow (Thursday 30 September) will see the start of the final round of the Orienteering World Cup with two individual competitions in the forests of Cansiglio in the Veneto region of Northern Italy.

The Long-Distance Race for both the men and the women is located at an elevation of 1,000 to 1,400 m above sea level and the terrain features typical Karst topography with valleys and sink holes with many point details, moderate to steep slopes, open beech forest and with runnability somewhat reduced by rock underfoot.

With two individual competitions remaining in the 2021 World Cup it is looking to be a close battle between Simona Aebersold (SUI) and Tove Alexandersson (SWE) for who will be awarded as the top overall orienteer of the year for the women. With Tove also looking to win her 7th consecutive World Cup title.

The British Team will be hoping they can continue with the solid performances they have achieved this year across all disciplines.

The GB team 

Men

Alastair Thomas

Women

Jo Shepherd

Ralph Street

Cecilie Andersen

Ben Mitchell

Grace Molloy

Hector Haines

Laura King

Joshua Dudley

Megan Carter-Davies

Chris Smithard

Fiona Bunn

Team Managers:  Andy Kitchin and Mark Hayman.

Be prepared to watch world class orienteering at its best. 

The Final World Cup round can be followed on the event Live page. There will be full TV and webstreaming productions from the Middle distance and Sprint Relay.

The start times for the GB team in the Long distance race are as follows:

GB Men Start Times:

Alastair Thomas

11:38 (UK time 10:38)

Joshua Dudley

11:50 (UK time 10:50)

Chris Smithard

12:20 (UK time 11:20)

Ben Mitchell

12:34 (UK time 11:34)

Hector Haines

13:48 (UK time 12:48)

Ralph Street

14:31 (UK time 13:31)

GB Women Start Times:

Laura King

11:32 (UK time 10:32)

Fiona Bunn

11:36 (UK time 10:36)

Cecilie Andersen

11:40 (UK time 10:40)

Grace Molloy

12:42 (UK time 11:42)

Jo Shepherd

13:10 (UK time 12:10)

Megan Carter Davies

13:27 (UK time 12:27)

 

Throughout the competition follow the action - and cheer on the GB team - here's how:

The LONG distance, tomorrow, Thursday, will have a simple free broadcast with ‘finish-camera’ + arena speaker. And the Live GPS coverage will be poor. The best way to follow the event is through arena speaker + live results.

Middle and Sprint Relay (Saturday and Sunday) will have full TV Broadcast (Sweden and Norway) and English + Russian speaking Web-TV broadcasts on LIVE orienteering (Pay per view, 10 EURO for both competitions).

Find out more here.

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Some fresh preview articles from IOF and World of O:

Orienteering World Cup Final coming up!

World Cup Final preview – Simona or Tove?

World Cup Final preview – a new age coming?

http://news.worldofo.com/2021/09/29/world-cup-final-cansigliocortina-2021-all-you-need-to-know/

 

30 September - 3 October
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