Eoin clings on to podium after double debacle

The two most technical days of O'France 2016 put the sword to Eoin Rothery's title ambitions as he lost 29 minutes on day 4 and his SI stick on day 5 (the chasing start statge).

The second set of areas were always going to be more challenging and the switch from 1:5000 to 1:7500 maps bought a lot of unnecessary pain. Many good orienteers blew out on day 4 and most of the Big Feet were amongst them.

Day 5 and Eoin started in 3rd place on the chasing start, but dropped his SI stick on the way round and got to see 4th, 5th and 6th position run pass him. Once re-united with his stick, he managed to catch that group who were having a mass bumble and ended up with the fastest time in the day.

For a look at the map, check out routegadget

Eoin's course is G2.