This week the Orienteering World Cup Finals are being held in the Auvergne region in central France. Today was the first race – the Middle Qualification with 17 from each heat going through to tomorrow´s A Final. It was a very technical race, not overly physical but a lot of top names missed out on qualification due to the unusually intricate and bushy terrain. Results: Men 1  (28)                  4.2 km  105 m   19 P       1 HUOVILA Jarkko               Finland                               27:55            2 LÖWEGREN Fredrik            Sweden                              30:16      2:21    3 IKONEN Pasi                    Finland                               30:53      2:58          20 BRICKHILL-JONES David       Great Britain                          35:14      7:19     22 DUNCAN Jon                             Great Britain                           36:32      8:37 Men 2  (27)                  4.1 km  100 m   19 P       1 GUEORGIOU Thierry           France                                27:04            2 FOHR Tero                        Finland                               29:19      2:15    3 ADAMSKI Philippe              France                                30:30      3:26     12 GRISTWOOD Graham            Great Britain                               32:42      5:38     21 FRASER Scott                         Great Britain                               35:13      8:09            Men 3  (28)                  4.2 km  110 m   20 P       1 HUBMANN Daniel              Switzerland                             30:25            2 ANDERSSON David             Sweden                                 31:43      1:18    3 LAKANEN Jani                  Finland                                   32:13      1:48     10 STRAIN Murray                  Great Britain                                     34:09      3:44     24 CHEPELIN Oleg                  Great Britain                                     40:25     10:00    Women 1  (18)                2.9 km  65 m   14 P        1 JOHANSSON Jenny           Sweden                                   24:05            2 MUELLER Lea                  Switzerland                              24:59      0:54    3 RANTALA Maria               Finland                                    26:13      2:08      5 ELDER Rachael                       Great Britain                                  27:45      3:40     10 MACKENZIE Mhairi               Great Britain                                   29:53      5:48  Women 2  (19)                2.9 km  75 m   14 P        1 BROZKOVA Radka              Czech Republic                       24:13            2 ENGSTRAND Emma              Sweden                                 24:15      0:02    3 CHATAING Amélie             France                                     25:10      0:57      8 BRIDLE Helen                Great Britain                                             27:47      3:34     16 STEVENSON Jo                Great Britain                                           32:52      8:39    Women 3  (18)                2.9 km  70 m   13 P        1 JANSSON Helena              Sweden                                    25:53           2 GEMPERLE Sara               Switzerland                                26:27      0:34    3 ANDERSON Marianne           Norway                                   26:30      0:37      7 WHITEHOUSE Pippa            Great Britain                                      27:54      2:01     15 ROLLINS Sarah                    Great Britain                                      32:19      6:26    All the British women´s team and just 2 men (Strain and Gristwood) qualified for tomorrow´s final. Follow all the action on the official website here