CX80 MTBO World Cup: overall wins for Svetlana Foliforova and Simon Braendli

Neither rider won a medal in the Long Distance today, but Foliforova retained her top placing to win by just 5 points, whilst Braendli’s win yesterday at Middle Distance was decisive in giving him the lead. The Dane Camilla Søgaard became European as well as World Champion in Long with a clear 2-minute win today, whilst the men’s race ended with a first-ever international win for Marcus Jansson, Sweden.

Svetlana Foliforova, Russia finished fourth today, 5.33 down on the winning time and more than 2 minutes away from the time set by Nikoline Splittorff, Denmark for the bronze medal. Silver medalist was the Czech rider Veronika Kubinova, 1.12 quicker than Splittorff. These results mean that Camilla Søgaard finishes second to Foliforova in the overall standings and Splittorff takes fourth place ahead of Kubinova. Finland’s Marika Hara is third overall. Søgaard was very pleased with her race: “I made no mistakes and chose nearly all the best route choices,” she says. “I went carefully through some technical terrain towards the end and was therefore a bit slower, but I wanted to avoid any errors.”

Often the going was fast, with quick decision-making needed ….    Photos: WMTBOC

For Marcus Jansson, 29, this was a great achievement and something of a surprise; he was 9th in the equivalent race at the World MTBO Championships this year. He won by 42 seconds over the vastly experienced Russian and winner of many medals, Anton Foliforov. Bronze medalist was home athlete Davide Machado, 1.41 slower than the winner. Krystof Bogar, Czech Republic was fourth, as in the Middle race, and he ends in second place in the overall standings behind the Swiss Simon Braendli, who was sixth in the race today. Anton Foliforov is in third place overall.

…. but it wasn’t fast everywhere

The Junior, Youth and World Masters classes all had a Long Distance race today. It was a great day overall for Denmark, with Mikkel Brunstedt Nørgaard (M20) and Gertrud Riis Madsen (W17) both winning their second gold medals. Marisa Costa, Portugal (W20) also won her second gold medal.

The final day of racing is tomorrow, with the EMTBOC/CX80 World Cup riders having a Mixed Relay, the Junior and Youth classes competing in men’s and women’s relays, while the World Masters Championships ends with a Sprint.

Final CX80 World Cup individual standings


  1. Svetlana Foliforova RUS 210 points
  2. Camilla Søgaard DEN 205
  3. Marika Hara FIN 186
  4. Nikoline Splittorff DEN 165
  5. Veronika Kubinova CZE 163
  6. Olga ShipilovaVinogradova RUS 142


  1. Simon Braendli SUI 205
  2. Krystof Bogar CZE 185
  3. Anton Foliforov RUS 168
  4. Samuel Pokala FIN 160
  5. Grigory Medvedev RUS 141
  6. Marcus jansson SWE 140

Leading results, Long Distance

W21, 29.5 km

  1. Camilla Søgaard DEN 1:31:02
  2. Veronika Kubinova CZE 1:33:03
  3. Nikoline Splittorff DEN 1:34:15
  4. Svetlana Foliforova RUS 1:36:35
  5. Olga ShipilovaVinogradova RUS 1:37:45
  6. Gabriele Andrasiuniene LTU 1:38:33

M21, 37.6 km

  1. Marcus Jansson SWE 1:35:43
  2. Anton Foliforov RUS 1:36:25
  3. Davide Machado POR 1:37:24
  4. Krystof Bogar CZE 1:37:51
  5. Vojtech Ludvik CZE 1:37:52
  6. Simon Braendli SUI 1:37:55


  1. Marisa Costa POR 54:12
  2. Alena Aksenova RUS 54:24
  3. Ekaterina Landgraf RUS 55:22


  1. Mikkel Brunstedt Nørgaard DEN 1:13:06
  2. Bartosz Niebielski POL 1:13:32
  3. Felix Silver SWE 1:16:04


  1. Gertrud Riis Madsen DEN 50:17
  2. Daria Toporova RUS 51:53
  3. Iris Aurora Pecorari ITA 56:27


  1. Adam Cernik CZE 57:06
  2. Tatu Aaltonen FIN 57:39
  3. Augustin Leclere FRA 58:39