Archeton-mapclipa training area, the Archeton - Valmanera map used for Italian Middle Champs March 2021

The Final Round of the 2021 World Cup takes place at Cansiglio–Cortina d'Ampezzo in north-east Italy from 30th September to 3rd October.

There's a long race on Thursday 30th September, a middle on Saturday 2nd October (same day as the British Long Champs*) and a sprint relay on Sunday 3rd.

*if people can get to Devon despite the petrol supply problems in England

It's the region for the 2026 Winter Olympics, and it should provide a typically scenic finale to the year. The forest races are in beech forest, "Karst terrain with lots of point details; occasionally stony." The sprint relay is "Typical mountain village with detailed historical centre and houses with private and public ownership: 80% asphalt surface, 20% grass and open field."

The long will run for most of the day to a prize-giving at 4:30pm UK-time. There's no TV production but results, arena sound and picture, and GPS from 11am.

The middle and sprint relay do have Internet TV (10 Euros for both) with commentary from Katherine Bett and Jonas Merz. On Saturday it's 11:30-3:30, on Sunday 12:30-1:55.

A full British Team of 12 athletes is entered.


World Cup

The World Cup team competition is between Sweden and Switzerland. Barring really big surprises the men's is between Kasper Fosser of Norway and three Swiss: Daniel Hubmann, Matthias Kyburz and Joey Hadorn. Hubmann and Kyburz between them won the 11 seasons from 2008-2018. Gustav Bergman of Sweden won in 2019 and there was no competition last year. The women's is between Simona Aebersold of Switzerland and Tove Alexandersson of Sweden, who has won the last six.

In the relay nations can enter multiple teams but only the first one to finish counts for the podium and the World Cup scoring.

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