World MTBO Championships

Junior World MTBO Championships


August, 26-31 2013


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Important Information


24.08 Saturday Arrival of teams
25.08 Sunday Arrival of teams
26.08 Monday Model Event, Opening Ceremony

27.08 Tuesday Sprint (Tapa);
          MTBO World Cup Event 6
28.08 Wednesday Middle (Mõedaka);
          MTBO World Cup Event 7
29.08 Thursday Rest day
30.08 Friday Relay (Rakvere);
          MTBO World Cup Event 8
31.08 Saturday Long , (Valgehobusemäe);
          MTBO World Cup Event 9
         Official Closing Ceremony and Banquet
01.09.2013 Sunday Departure of teams


  • Preliminary entries, Accommodation booking 05.05.2013
  • Payment of entry fee and accommodation
    (WMTBOC, JWMTBOC) 13.07.2013
  • Transport booking (including payment) 13.07.2013
  • Final entries 02.08.2013
  • Open competition entries 20.08.2013
  • Payment of Open competition entry fees 20.08.2013



Middle-distance winners officially announced 28.08.2013 (17:00)

Today, 28th of August was the second day of competition at the World MTBO Championships, athletes competed in the middle-distance in both the elite and junior class. 

Estonian Tõnis Erm finished with the fastest time in the men’s class with 47 minutes and 41 seconds making him a two time world champion having also won the sprint competition yesterday. Anton Foliforov (RUS) finished second with 47 minutes and 46 seconds, Samuli Saarela took third place with 47 minutes and 53 seconds.
Marika Hara (FIN) was the fastest in the women’s class finishing in 39 minutes and 31 seconds. Emily Benham (GBR) finished second with 40 minutes and 4 seconds, Susanna Laurila (FIN) came third finishing in 41 minutes and 29 seconds. 
The winner, Hara, said that the tracks were wet and soft which slowed her down. She added that winning today was her goal but she wants to give her best in all the upcoming events.

Svetlana Poverina (RUS) finished WMTBOC middle-distance with the fastest time in the women’s junior class with 32 minutes and 49 seconds. Second was Henna Saarinen (FIN) with 36 minutes and 26 seconds and third place went to Ruska Saarela (FIN) who finished in 36 minutes and 30 seconds.
Henna Saarinen said that she wasn’t in her best physical shape: ’ Maybe I wasn’t quite recovered from yesterday.’ She added that the tracks were physically more demanding than yesterday because there were much more hills compared to yesterday’s competition. 
In the men’s junior class, Cedric Beill (FRA), who also won yesterday's sprint competition, clocked the fastest time with 40 minutes and 50 seconds. Vojtech Ludvik (CZE) finished second with 41 minutes and 12 seconds, third was Oskar Sandberg (SWE) with 41 minutes and 29 seconds. 
Beill said afterwards that it was a physically demanding and technically difficult track and because there were quite a lot of hills you had to be careful. He also said that he hopes to win a medal in the relay as well.

Middle distance resutls 28.08.2013 (15:19)

MTBO Middle distance results are published .

Sprint winners officially announced 27.08.2013 (19:30)

Congratulations to MTBO sprint world champions Tõnis Erm (EST), Cecilia Thomasson (SWE), Henna Saarinen (FIN) and Cedric Beill (FRA).

27 of the August was the first day of competition at the World MTBO Championsips in Tapa where athletes competed in the sprint events. Tõnis Erm won the Championships in the men’s class with the time of 19 minutes and 24 seconds. Lauri Malsroos came second with 19 minutes and 45 seconds. 
'It was a very difficult and uneven meadow with tracks turning left and right after quite often. It was also very shaky, at times I couldn't even read the map. That meant that I drove some parts of the track fast, then stopped to read the map and drove on. I usually never do that', said the new world champion Tõnis Erm, who admitted that winning gold was his goal.
Lauri Malsroos said that he made some mistakes in the first part of the race but the second part was flawless. 
Third was Krystof Bogar (CZE) with the time of 20 minutes and 17 seconds, forth place went to Ruslan Gritsan (RUS) who finished in 20 minutes and 20 seconds. Hans Jorgen Kvale (NOR) came fifth with 20 minutes and 26 seconds and Anton Foliforov (RUS) was sixth with 20 minutes and 40 seconds. 
The world champion in the women's class is Cecilia Thomasson (SWE) with 20 minutes and 32 seconds. Eva-Liisa Hakala (FIN) came second with 20 minutes and 42 seconds and Tatiana Repina (RUS) with 20 minutes and 58 seconds finished third.
The winner in the women’s junior class is Henna Saarinen (FIN) with the time of 19 minutes and 44 seconds. Svetlana Poverina (RUS) came second with the time of 19 minutes and 51 seconds and Veronika Kubinova (CZE), with the time of 20 minutes and 31 seconds came third. Cedric Beill (FRA) won first place in the men's junior class. He finished in 17 minutes and 38 seconds.

Start list for Middle distance 27.08.2013 (16:16)

Sprint results 27.08.2013 (16:14)

Official results are published.

These are the official results after the marshals from the field reported a number of riders who entered the forbidden area marked in the city center.

Prize giving is planned for 6 pm. The organisers are working with the teams of the affected riders to handle any possible complaint. 

All other complaint that do not affect top 6 positions, can be submitted to the organisers before the Team Officials Meeting starting at 7pm.

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