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. It was a very technical race, not overly physical but a lot of top names missed out on qualification due to the unusually difficult terrain. Here are the full results Men 1  (28)                  4.2 km  105 m   19 P        1 HUOVILA Jarkko              Finland                                     27:55      0:00    2 LÖWEGREN Fredrik            Sweden                                      30:16      2:21    3 IKONEN Pasi                 Finland                                     30:53      2:58    4 WINGSTEDT Emil              Sweden                                      31:21      3:26    5 KERSCHBAUMER Gernold        Austria                                     32:29      4:34    6 GONON François              France                                      32:32      4:37    7 TAVERNARO Michele           Italia                                      32:33      4:38    8 NORDBERG Anders             Norway                                      32:37      4:42    9 HERTNER Fabian              Switzerland                                 32:45      4:50   10 SCHNEIDER David             Switzerland                                 32:49      4:54   11 GAVRYLENKO Vitalii          Ukraine                                     33:20      5:25   12 KRAAS Andreas               Estonia                                     33:33      5:38   13 WENDLER Torben              Germany                                     33:55      6:00   14 KVAAL ØSTERBØ Øystein       Norway                                      34:00      6:05   15 PASQUASY Fabien             Belgium                                     34:07      6:12   16 LASSEN Tue                  Denmark                                     34:21      6:26   17 LOSMAN Petr                 Czech Republic                              34:31      6:36   18 RENARD Damien               France                                      34:36      6:41   19 CASAL Roger                 Spain                                       34:49      6:54   20 BRICKHILL-JONES David       Great Britain                               35:14      7:19   21 MATSUZAWA Toshiyuki         Japan                                       36:06      8:11   22 DUNCAN Jon                  Great Britain                               36:32      8:37   23 GÖSSWEIN Csaba              Hungary                                     36:34      8:39   24 PROCHAZKA Jan               Czech Republic                              36:40      8:45   25 BASTIN Michel               Belgium                                     38:18     10:23   26 QUIN Andrew                 Ireland                                     41:56     14:01   27 RICO Nestor                 Spain                                       42:02     14:07   28 BARRY Alan                  Ireland                                     52:21     24:26 Men 2  (27)                  4.1 km  100 m   19 P        1 GUEORGIOU Thierry           France                                      27:04      0:00    2 FOHR Tero                   Finland                                     29:19      2:15    3 ADAMSKI Philippe            France                                      30:30      3:26    4 NIELSEN Christian           Denmark                                     30:49      3:45    5 MUELLER Mattias             Switzerland                                 30:50      3:46    6 WAALER KAAS Carl            Norway                                      31:00      3:56    7 ROLLIER Baptiste            Switzerland                                 31:03      3:59    8 ÖBERG Peter                 Sweden                                      31:17      4:13    9 JONASSON Niclas             Sweden                                      31:18      4:14   10 USHKVAROK Pavlo             Ukraine                                     31:31      4:27   11 OTT Christian               Switzerland                                 31:55      4:51   12 WICKHOLM Jörgen             Finland                                     32:42      5:38   12 GRISTWOOD Graham            Great Britain                               32:42      5:38   14 WELTZIEN Audun              Norway                                      32:55      5:51   15 BINDER Martin               Austria                                     33:08      6:04   16 KOZAK Osvald                Czech Republic                              33:43      6:39   17 DOETSCH Franz               Germany                                     33:55      6:51   17 SEDIVY Jan                  Czech Republic                              33:55      6:51   19 PUUSEPP Markus              Estonia                                     33:58      6:54   20 KRIER Jean-François         Belgium                                     34:50      7:46   21 FRASER Scott                Great Britain                               35:13      8:09   22 TEICH Christian             Germany                                     36:45      9:41   23 TALLOEN Joost               Belgium                                     36:48      9:44   24 RAFOLS Biel                 Spain                                       38:50     11:46   25 DOBBS Neil                  Ireland                                     42:16     15:12   26 MILLAR Ivan                 Ireland                                     49:38     22:34      WYMER Eddie                 Australia                                     abs           Men 3  (28)                  4.2 km  110 m   20 P        1 HUBMANN Daniel              Switzerland                                 30:25      0:00    2 ANDERSSON David             Sweden                                      31:43      1:18    3 LAKANEN Jani                Finland                                     32:13      1:48    4 NOVIKOV Valentin            Russia                                      32:19      1:54    5 KRATOV Oleksandr            Ukraine                                     32:22      1:57    6 MUKHIDINOV Vyacheslav       Ukraine                                     32:23      1:58    7 GUEORGIOU Rémi              France                                      32:54      2:29    8 MODIG Johan                 Sweden                                      33:45      3:20    9 CHRISTENSEN Christian       Denmark                                     33:56      3:31   10 STRAIN Murray               Great Britain                               34:09      3:44   11 MYHREN Jonn-Are             Netherland                                  34:13      3:48   12 SMOLA Michal                Czech Republic                              34:48      4:23   13 LUND Mikkel                 Denmark                                     34:58      4:33   14 HOTT JOHANSEN Holger        Norway                                      35:04      4:39   15 RAJNOSEK Zdenek             Czech Republic                              35:23      4:58   16 GIRSCH Nicolas              France                                      35:50      5:25   17 SCHGAGULER Klaus            Italia                                      35:54      5:29   18 FERRER Lluis                Spain                                       36:48      6:23   19 BERNARD Christophe          Belgium                                     38:29      8:04   20 GRANOVSKIY Boris            United States                               39:11      8:46   21 HALDIN Mats                 Finland                                     39:48      9:23   22 PONGRATZ Martin             Austria                                     40:02      9:37   23 SILLIEN Nicolas             Belgium                                     40:03      9:38   24 CHEPELIN Oleg               Great Britain                               40:25     10:00   25 ALVESTAD Stig               Norway                                      41:45     11:20   26 HOFMEISTER Patrick          Germany                                     45:12     14:47   27 JIMENEZ Santiago            Spain                                       47:11     16:46   28 GOMEZ Javier                Spain                                       52:37     22:12 Women 1  (18)                2.9 km  65 m   14 P         1 JOHANSSON Jenny             Sweden                                      24:05      0:00    2 MUELLER Lea                 Switzerland                                 24:59      0:54    3 RANTALA Maria               Finland                                     26:13      2:08    4 BROZKOVA Dana               Czech Republic                              27:15      3:10    5 ELDER Rachael               Great Britain                               27:45      3:40    6 SØES Signe                  Denmark                                     28:11      4:06    7 FINCKE Anni-Maija           Finland                                     28:54      4:49    8 SOULARD Juliette            France                                      29:36      5:31    9 DODIN Céline                France                                      29:49      5:44   10 MACKENZIE Mhairi            Great Britain                               29:53      5:48   11 CERNY Noëmi                 Switzerland                                 30:03      5:58   12 FASTING Mari                Norway                                      30:54      6:49   13 TROSSE Christiane           Germany                                     31:54      7:49   14 SEMAK Mariia                Ukraine                                     32:19      8:14   15 GUIZZARDI Michela           Italia                                      33:46      9:41   16 ZURCHER Sandra              United States                               36:18     12:13   17 VALLEDOR Anabel             Spain                                       39:31     15:26      A-HÖJSGAARD Karolina        Sweden                                        abs           Women 2  (19)                2.9 km  75 m   14 P         1 BROZKOVA Radka              Czech Republic                              24:13      0:00    2 ENGSTRAND Emma              Sweden                                      24:15      0:02    3 CHATAING Amélie             France                                      25:10      0:57    4 NIGGLI-LUDER Simone         Switzerland                                 25:34      1:21    5 MOE Lene                    Norway                                      25:49      1:36    6 FRITSCHY Martina            Switzerland                                 26:41      2:28    7 JUKKOLA Heli                Finland                                     27:13      3:00    8 BRIDLE Helen                Great Britain                               27:47      3:34    9 DUCHOVA Iveta               Czech Republic                              27:52      3:39   10 D´HARREVILLE Mélanie        France                                      27:56      3:43   11 BILLSTAM Annika             Sweden                                      28:05      3:52   12 HOLMSTROM Bodil             Finland                                     29:20      5:07   13 KONRING OLESEN Anne         Denmark                                     29:39      5:26   14 SPASYUK Mariya              Ukraine                                     30:31      6:18   15 O´DONOVAN Toni              Ireland                                     30:32      6:19   16 STEVENSON Jo                Great Britain                               32:52      8:39   17 SYVORONOVA Olga             Ukraine                                     33:40      9:27   18 GIL Alicia                  Spain                                       37:45     13:32      KUNDISCH Sieglinde          Germany                                       abs           Women 3  (18)                2.9 km  70 m   13 P         1 JANSSON Helena              Sweden                                      25:53      0:00    2 GEMPERLE Sara               Switzerland                                 26:27      0:34    3 ANDERSON Marianne           Norway                                      26:30      0:37    4 NILSSON Kajsa               Sweden                                      26:53      1:00    5 STARA Zdenka                Czech Republic                              27:35      1:42    6 KAUPPI Minna                Finland                                     27:37      1:44    7 WHITEHOUSE Pippa            Great Britain                               27:54      2:01    8 GOFFRE Anaïs                France                                      28:35      2:42    9 VOLYNSKA Nadiya             Ukraine                                     29:47      3:54   10 SCHULZE Dorothea            Germany                                     29:52      3:59   11 STALDER Seline              Switzerland                                 30:26      4:33   12 TRYGUBYAK Yaroslava         Ukraine                                     30:39      4:46   13 KUUSELO Riina               Finland                                     30:57      5:04   14 BOUCHET Charlotte           France                                      31:43      5:50   15 DOBKE Marika                Germany                                     32:19      6:26   15 ROLLINS Sarah               Great Britain                               32:19      6:26   17 BRAUTIGAM Viktoria          United States                               36:44     10:51   18 RAFOLS Ona                  Spain                                       40:07     14:14 So all the girls and Murray and Graham qualified for tomorrows final. 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