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.
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Novemberkåsan at night with Martin Sundin.

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Martin Larson was the best finishing FXR rider in the race. He ended the race with a strong third place in the Elite class.

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Quite a spectacle to witness during the night portion of the race.

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Straight off the podium at the European championship, Erik Ljungberg finished in third place for the Junior class.

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The hardcore fans lined the course cheering on their favourite riders.

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Husqvarna LeoVegas rider Martin Sundin had a tough race, struggling with stomach issues.

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Anton Sandstedt finished fourth in the Junior class.

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Sandstedt clearing a water section in the dark.

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Amanda Elvin is tough as nails. She was the only girl to finish the race.

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Amanda with her race face on.

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Amanda plows through the water section and fans know to keep their distance in this portion of the course.

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Emil Gustavsson pushes through during the night.

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The warm up coats were sure handy have back at the paddock before heading out to the special tests.

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…and so were the high tech spotlights that kept everyone on course and a bonus, gave them that intimidating alien look.

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An almost festival-like atmosphere here at Novemberkäsan at night time.