World MTB Orienteering Championships

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The World Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships is the official event for awarding World Champion titles in mountain bike orienteering. The World Championships, also known as WMTBOC, were first held in 2002, and since 2004 they have been organized annually.[1] The programme includes Long distance, Middle distance, Sprint, and a Relay for both men and women.

Host towns/cities[edit]

Year Date Place # Countries Notes
2002 1–6 July France Fontainebleau, France [2]
2004 19–23 October Australia Ballarat, Australia [3]
2005 5–11 September Slovakia Banska Bystrica, Slovakia [4]
2006 9–13 July Finland Joensuu, Finland [5]
2007 5–12 August Czech Republic Nove Mesto na Morave, Czech Republic [6]
2008 24–31 August Poland Ostróda, Poland [7]
2009 9–16 August Israel Ben Shemen, Israel [8]
2010 11–17 July Portugal Montalegre, Portugal [9]
2011 20–28 August Italy Vicenza, Italy
2012 20–25 August Hungary Veszprem, Hungary 30
2013 26–31 August Estonia Rakvere, Estonia 26
2014 24–31 August Poland Białystok, Poland

Long distance[edit]

Men[edit]

Year Gold Silver Bronze Notes
2002 Finland Jussi Mäkilä France Jérémie Gillmann Switzerland Alain Berger
2004 Switzerland Alain Berger Finland Mika Tervala Australia Adrian Jackson
2005 Russia Ruslan Gritsan Russia Victor Korchagin Australia Adrian Jackson
2006 Finland Mika Tervala Russia Ruslan Gritsan Finland Matti Keskinarkaus
2007 Russia Ruslan Gritsan Denmark Lasse Brun Pedersen Czech Republic Jaroslav Rygl
2008 Russia Ruslan Gritsan Denmark Torbjørn Gasbjerg Switzerland Beat Okle
2009 Australia Adrian Jackson Russia Ruslan Gritsan France Matthieu Barthelemy
2010 Russia Anton Foliforov Australia Adrian Jackson Denmark Erik Skovgaard Knudsen
2011 Finland Samuli Saarela Denmark Erik Skovgaard Knudsen Russia Ruslan Gritsan
2012 Russia Ruslan Gritsan Finland Juho Saarinen Finland Samuel Pokala Length 29.3 km, Climb 310m, 29 controls
2013 Czech Republic Krystof Bogar Finland Samuli Saarela Russia Anton Foliforov Length 34.9 km, Climb 405m, 32 controls

Women[edit]

Year Gold Silver Bronze Notes
2002 Finland Päivi Tommola Australia Emily Viner Germany Antje Bornhak
2004 Germany Anke Dannowski Finland Päivi Tommola Germany Antje Bornhak
2005 Finland Päivi Tommola Germany Antje Bornhak Germany Anke Dannowski
2006 Switzerland Christine Schaffner Russia Ksenia Chernykh Finland Ingrid Stengård
2007 Austria Michaela Gigon Russia Ksenia Chernykh Switzerland Christine Schaffner
2008 Switzerland Christine Schaffner Finland Marika Hara Denmark Line Pedersen
2009 Switzerland Christine Schaffner Austria Sonja Zinkl Slovakia Hana Bajtošova
2010 Switzerland Christine Schaffner Russia Ksenia Chernykh Finland Marika Hara
2011 Denmark Rikke Kornvig Finland Ingrid Stengard Italy Laura Scaravonati
2012 Finland Susanna Laurila Russia Ksenia Chernykh Finland Marika Hara Length 21.5 km, Climb 250m, 24 controls
2013 Finland Marika Hara Finland Susanna Laurila Sweden Cecilia Thomasson Length 26.0 km, Climb 265m, 27 controls

Middle distance[edit]

Men[edit]

Year Gold Silver Bronze Notes
2004 Australia Adrian Jackson Switzerland Alain Berger Russia Victor Korchagin
2005 Russia Ruslan Gritsan Czech Republic Jaroslav Rygl Finland Mika Tervala
2006 Finland Tuomo Tompuri Finland Mika Tervala Russia Ruslan Gritsan
2007 Finland Mika Tervala France Jérémie Gillmann Czech Republic Lubomír Tomecek
2008 Australia Adrian Jackson Denmark Søren Strunge Czech Republic Lubomír Tomecek
2009 Denmark Torbjørn Gasbjerg Czech Republic Jiri Hradil Denmark Lasse Brun Pedersen Length: 20.4 km, Climb: 355 m, 19 controls
2010 Finland Samuli Saarela Australia Adrian Jackson Italy Luca Dallavalle
2011 Finland Samuli Saarela Russia Ruslan Gritsan Austria Tobias Breitschadel
2012 Finland Samuli Saarela Russia Anton Foliforov Finland Samuel Pökälä Length 14.4 km, Climb 240m, 21 controls
2013 Estonia Tõnis Erm Russia Anton Foliforov Finland Samuli Saarela Length 15.6 km, Climb 290m, 24 controls

Women[edit]

Year Gold Silver Bronze Notes
2004 Austria Michaela Gigon France Laure Coupat
Australia Belinda Allison
2005 Austria Michaela Gigon Switzerland Christine Schaffner Lithuania Ramune Arlauskiene
2006 Austria Michaela Gigon Slovakia Hana Bajtošova Finland Ingrid Stengård
2007 Russia Ksenia Chernykh Slovakia Hana Bajtošova Czech Republic Markéta Jirásková
2008 Russia Ksenia Chernykh Austria Michaela Gigon Finland Päivi Tommola
2009 Finland Marika Hara Austria Michaela Gigon Switzerland Christine Schaffner Length: 15.6 km, Climb: 225 m, 15 controls
2010 Austria Michaela Gigon Denmark Rikke Kornvig Finland Marika Hara
2011 Austria Michaela Gigon Poland Anna Kaminska Denmark Rikke Kornvig
2012 Switzerland Ursina Jäggi Finland Ingrid Stengard Denmark Nina Hoffmann Length 11.7 km, Climb 205m, 17 controls
2013 Finland Marika Hara United Kingdom Emily Benham Finland Susanna Laurila Length 11.3 km, Climb 200m, 18 controls

Sprint[edit]

Men[edit]

Year Gold Silver Bronze Notes
2002 Finland Mika Tervala Switzerland Alain Berger France Jérémie Gillmann
2007 Denmark Torbjørn Gasbjerg France Jérémie Gillmann Russia Anton Foliforov
2008 Denmark Lasse Brun Pedersen Czech Republic Jiri Hradil Estonia Tõnis Erm
2009 Australia Adrian Jackson Denmark Lasse Brun Pedersen Russia Ruslan Gritsan
2010 Australia Adrian Jackson Estonia Tõnis Erm Russia Anton Foliforov
2011 Russia Anton Foliforov Czech Republic Jiri Hradil Denmark Erik Skovgaard Knudsen
2012 Austria Tobias Breitschädel Czech Republic Marek Pospisek Russia Ruslan Gritsan Length 6.9 km, Climb 135m, 20 controls
2013 Estonia Tõnis Erm Estonia Lauri Malsroos Czech Republic Krystof Bogar Length 6.1 km, Climb 55m, 22 controls

Women[edit]

Year Gold Silver Bronze Notes
2002 France Laure Coupat Finland Mervi Väisänen Germany Antje Bornhak
2007 Russia Ksenia Chernykh Austria Michaela Gigon Slovakia Hana Bajtošova
2008 Slovakia Hana Bajtošova Austria Michaela Gigon Czech Republic Martina Tichovska
2009 Slovakia Hana Bajtošova Finland Marika Hara Austria Michaela Gigon
2010 Poland Anna Kaminska Switzerland Christine Schaffner Czech Republic Martina Tichovská
2011 France Gaelle Barlet Finland Marika Hara Austria Michaela Gigon
2012 Switzerland Christine Schaffner United Kingdom Emily Benham Poland Anna Kaminska Length 5.1 km, Climb 105m, 17 controls
2013 Sweden Cecilia Thomasson Finland Eeva-Liisa Hakala Russia Tatiana Repina Length 5.7 km, Climb 50m, 21 controls

Relay[edit]

Men[edit]

Year Gold Silver Bronze Notes
2002 France France Czech Republic Czech Republic Finland Finland
2004 Finland Finland Czech Republic Czech Republic Australia Australia
2005 Finland Finland France France Switzerland Switzerland
2006 Finland Finland Russia Russia Switzerland Switzerland
2007 France France Czech Republic Czech Republic Denmark Denmark
2008 Denmark Denmark Russia Russia Czech Republic Czech Republic
2009 Russia Russia Czech Republic Czech Republic Finland Finland
2010 Russia Russia Denmark Denmark Czech Republic Czech Republic
2011 Denmark Denmark Czech Republic Czech Republic Finland Finland
2012 Finland Finland Russia Russia Austria Austria
2013 Czech Republic Czech Republic Finland Finland Estonia Estonia

Women[edit]

Year Gold Silver Bronze Notes
2002 Finland Finland France France Czech Republic Czech Republic
2004 Finland Finland Austria Austria Australia Australia
2005 Germany Germany Czech Republic Czech Republic France France
2006 Russia Russia Finland Finland Czech Republic Czech Republic
2007 Finland Finland Russia Russia Austria Austria
2008 Finland Finland Russia Russia Austria Austria
2009 Austria Austria Switzerland Switzerland Russia Russia
2010 Denmark Denmark Finland Finland Czech Republic Czech Republic
2011 Switzerland Switzerland Lithuania Lituania Slovakia Slovakia
2012 Finland Finland Switzerland Switzerland Slovakia Slovakia
2013 Finland Finland Denmark Denmark Switzerland Switzerland

References[edit]

  1. ^ "World MTB Orienteering Championships". International Orienteering Federation. Retrieved 26 June 2009. 
  2. ^ "MTB-WOC 2002 FRA. Fontainebleau, France, 1–6 July 2002". International Orienteering Federation. Retrieved 26 June 2009. 
  3. ^ "MTB-WOC 2004 AUS. Ballarat, Australia, 19–23 October 2004". International Orienteering Federation. Retrieved 26 June 2009. 
  4. ^ "MTB-WOC 2005 SVK. Banska Bystrica, Slovakia, 5–11 September 2005". International Orienteering Federation. Retrieved 26 June 2009. 
  5. ^ "MTB-WOC 2006 FIN. Joensuu, Finland 9–13 July, 2006". International Orienteering Federation. Retrieved 26 June 2009. 
  6. ^ "MTB-WOC 2007 CZE. Nove Mesto na Morave, Czech Republic, 5–12 August, 2007". International Orienteering Federation. Retrieved 26 June 2009. 
  7. ^ "MTB-WOC 2008 POL. Ostróda, Poland, 24–31 August, 2008". International Orienteering Federation. Retrieved 26 June 2009. 
  8. ^ "MTB-WOC 2009 ISR. Ben Shemen, Israel, 9–16 August 2009". International Orienteering Federation. Retrieved 21 August 2010. 
  9. ^ "MTB-WOC 2010 POR. Montalegre, Portugal, 11 – 17 July". International Orienteering Federation. Retrieved 21 August 2010.