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Fosser hit back with a win – his roommate also won

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Kasper Fosser pictured during the orienteering WC in 2019. Photo: Geir Olsen / NTB

Of NTB | 01.06.2024 17:43:04

Sport: The day was not made worse by the fact that his Swiss roommate Simona Aebersold won the women’s class.

Fosser clearly won. Sweden’s Martin Regborn was 21 seconds behind, while Tomas Krivda from the Czech Republic was third.

The race in northern Italy was the third World Cup competition so far this year. Fosser bounced back after weak positions in the opening weekend in Switzerland.

– It was a demanding sprint with a lot of map reading, which suited me well, and I feel that I was able to complete it without significant mistakes.

There was also a Norwegian podium in the women’s class. Ane Dyrkorn was third best and finished half a minute behind Aebersold. Natalia Gemperle ensured that it was double Swiss at the top.

– I felt that I had good flow in the orientation throughout.

Victoria Hæstad Bjørnstad and Andrine Bjørnstad followed with 5th and 9th place respectively.

The World Cup weekend in Genoa ends on Sunday with a sprint relay. Then Norway fields four teams.

– This was a great relief. Last weekend I felt in bad shape and there was little that worked. That is why it was incredibly important to reverse the trend with a really good race today, said Fosser.

– It’s great fun to succeed after I didn’t perform so well in Switzerland, said Dyrkorn after his best position in the World Cup so far.

(© NTB)

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