Two individual races and a Relay made up Round 1, just completed in Switzerland, and the resulting Individual Standings emphasise the dominance of the Swedish women and Swiss men in the two competitions.
The top 13 in the women’s standings include 6 from Sweden and 4 from Switzerland, whilst in the men’s list there are 6 Swiss and 4 Swedes in the top 15.
With 2 wins, Tove Alexandersson SWE heads the women’s list, 60 points ahead of Simona Aebersold SUI with Elena Roos SUI third. Martin Kyburz SUI is in first place in the men’s list, then come fellow team member Joey Hadorn and Kasper Harlem Fosser NOR.
Tove Alexandersson in full flight in Neuchatel Photos: Donatas Lazauskas
This year the Team World Cup scores are a combination of the three planned relay competitions and the scores based on performances by athletes competing in the six individual races. At this point Switzerland heads the list, with Sweden second and Norway third.
Leading standings after Round 1
- Tove Alexandersson SWE 200 points
- Simona Aebersold SUI 140
- Elena Roos SUI 115
- Andrine Benjaminsen NOR 100
- Natalia Gemperle RUS 87
- Lina Strand SWE 77
- Matthias Kyburz SUI 130
- Joey Hadorn SUI 120
- Kasper Harlem Fosser NOR 120
- Yannick Michiels BEL 100
- Emil Svensk SWE 100
- Riccardo Rancan SUI 90
Team World Cup Standings – Total scores (Relay score + Individual scores)
- Switzerland 2787 (2000 + 787)
- Sweden 2353 (1600 + 753)
- Norway 1648 (1200 + 448)
- Czech Republic 1247 (1000 + 247)
- Finland 1140 (900 + 240)
- France 976 (800 + 176)
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