The last day of MTB WOC & JWOC 2010 confirmed the expectations and Relay was a so exciting Mountain Bike Orienteering event which will remain unforgettable for teams and spectators.
The team of Russia (Ruslan Gritsan, Valeriy Glukhov & Anton Foliforov) overcame in the battle for the gold medal in WOC Men (2:45:34) versus the team of Denmark (2:46:09). Russia is the new World Champion and Bjarke Refslund, Erik Skovgaard Knudsen & Lasse Brun Pedersen won the silver medal. The team of Czech Republic (Radek Laciga, Jan Lauerman & Marek Pospisek) finished on third position (2:48:10).
The WOC Women Relay had two first legs with small time differences between best teams but Rikke Kornvig “flew” to Denmark victory in third leg. Ann-Dorthe Lisbygd, Line Brun Stallknecht & Rikke Kornvig holder the gold medal (2:56:56). The team of Finland (Kaisa Pirkonen, Ingrid Stengard & Marika Hara) won the silver medal (3:01:46) and Czech Republic (Barbora Chudikova, Hana La Carbonara & Martina Tichovska) finished only 12 seconds behind (3:01:58) on the third position.
In JWOC Men Relay, the team of Czech Republic (Krystof Bogar, Martin Tisnovsky, Vojtech Stransky) took the first position (2:57:16) and Russia (Mikhail Utkin, Grigory Medvedev, Petr Ryabinin) won the silver medal (3:02:01). Tuomo Lahtinen, Joakim Hostman & Samuel Pokala (team of Finland) finished only 28 seconds behind Russia and reached the last podium place.
Olga Vinogradova hadn’t luck and when she was the leader a puncture dismissed Russia of the battle for victory in JWOC Women Relay. The team of Czech Republic (Martina Lamichova, Marie Brezinova & Magdalena Seifertova) won the gold medal (2:30:46) and on second position you can find the team of Russia (Tatiana Repina, Anastasia Bolshova, Olga Vinogradova)(3:02:03). Tamara Haindl, Julia Ritter & Christina Traint from Austria finished on third position (3:25:31).