Jenny Rissveds won the Olympic XCO race

Sweden’s 2nd Gold Medal at the Rio Olympics came from another women, a young one there to learn to be ready for next Olympics. But Jenny Rissveds dropped the favorites and could safely ride to the finish line alone, really nice and well planned race 🙂

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Celebrated with cake this evening and she gave her team mate Nino Schurter something to beat tomorrow 😉

Being so young and getting such a big victory may give Jenny high expectations for next year. My expectations for next year is that more watch the awesome races and I can recommend to everyone to travel to a World Cup and give Jenny such support so no matter if she wins or coming 20th she will had an awesome race with such crowd 🙂

The Worlds and the Specializeds

World XCO Championships in Nove Mesto, Czech Republic this week. Ida Jansson, Sweden won the women juniors race yesterday and today it was the Special day.

First men U23 where Samuel Gaze rode his Specialized Epic so fast so Victor Koretzky couldn’t keep up with his BH.

Then Women Elite and it looked a bit as the 2 earlier World Cups this year. Some who tries to put the tempo high in the beginning and then Annika Langvad decides it is too slow. She won the last World Cup last year, she won the 2 first this year and she is the new World Champion!!!

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So right she won. Hoped she would because Danes got cool style and she got the class. Annika Langvad and Julien Absalon is what I think the role models of XCOracing.

  1. Annika Langvad – Denmark
  2. Lea Davison – USA
  3. Emily Batty – Canada