Updates from Europe
November 7, 2016
By Gjermund Frostad
This years’ Novemberäsa was the 92 annual running of this race held at Uppsala, Sweden. There was a huge turnout, with 50,000 spectators lining the course and tucked in the woods, even through the wee hours of the night.
Catch some video highlights from Novemberäsa here
Novemberkåsan at night with Martin Sundin.
Martin Larson was the best finishing FXR rider in the race. He ended the race with a strong third place in the Elite class.
Quite a spectacle to witness during the night portion of the race.
Straight off the podium at the European championship, Erik Ljungberg finished in third place for the Junior class.
The hardcore fans lined the course cheering on their favourite riders.
Husqvarna LeoVegas rider Martin Sundin had a tough race, struggling with stomach issues.
Anton Sandstedt finished fourth in the Junior class.
Sandstedt clearing a water section in the dark.
Amanda Elvin is tough as nails. She was the only girl to finish the race.
Amanda with her race face on.
Amanda plows through the water section and fans know to keep their distance in this portion of the course.
Emil Gustavsson pushes through during the night.
The warm up coats were sure handy have back at the paddock before heading out to the special tests.
…and so were the high tech spotlights that kept everyone on course and a bonus, gave them that intimidating alien look.
An almost festival-like atmosphere here at Novemberkäsan at night time.