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European Cross Country Cup at Tofta Skjutfalt Gotland (Sweden)

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The Swedish round of the European Cross Country Cup took place at Tofta Skjutfalt Gotland and saw the participation of 3085 riders from 19 Countries. The weather conditions were not pleasant - only 2 degrees and a strong wind (20 meter per second), plus rain. The race could be held regularly thanks to the work of 200 volonteers. Photo credit: Kalle Lundstedt/Race Magazine All the riders had to face 3 hours ride. The winner was Albin Elowson, the only rider who started the 7th lap (in photo3). All the other riders made 6 laps or less (the track was 22 km long). Albin Elowson took home this year's Gotland Grand National. It was the first Swedish victory since 2010 at Tofta. "I do not know what to say. It's unreal, it's like a dream. At last I showed what I can do», stated Elowson, who was really nervous in the brutal conditions.
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European Cross Country Cup in Latvia

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FIM Europe Cross Country Cup at Madona (Latvia) gathered 19 participants from five Countries - Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia and Finland. The two hours Cross Country race in Madona was not easy for many riders. The track was interesting and technical, and the riders after the race said they were satisfied with today’s race and track conditions. During the race they had to fight with forest trails, steep uphill and downhill and other obstacles. The track was unusual for competitors and suprised even many of the spectators who came to watch the race. Ugis Klimons from Latvia was the first to cross the finish line winning in Senior class ahead of Dmitriy Parshin (RUS) and Riho Keerme (EST). In the Veteran and Woman Classes Danielius Žoštautas (LTU) and Marita Nyqvist (FIN) won the Cross Country Cups. In the Junior Class Daniel Komkov (RUS) had to surrender to the supremacy of
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European Cross Country Cup at Skýcov (Slovakia)

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In the last weekend, the second round of the European Cross Country Cup was held at Skýcov, in Slovakia. The track is very rugged and includes all the technical features that the country cross track should contain. The start was placed on the motocross section where the riders take a few jumps, and uphill or downhill runs are not missing. It was quite muddy, due to Friday’s rain, so it was very important to choose the right track. Štefan Svitko from Slovakia, who dominated the two days, was the absolute winner of the race in Skýcov. He won also the Senior European Cup class, In the Junior class the winner was Patrik Halgaš, from Slovakia, too. In the Women class the winner was Gabika Čipková and in the European Cup Quad class the fastest was Juraj Gejdoš, all from Slovakia. Full results on FIM Europe website: http://www.fim-europe.eu/events/544
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Last round of UEM Cross Country Cup in Kielce

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The last round of the UEM Cross Country Cup was held in the Slovakian track of Kielce. The winners of this round in the different classes were: EC Junior: 1st round Pawel Szymkowski (POL, Husaberg); 2nd round Maciej Giemza (POL, KTM) EC Senior: 1st round Jaroslav Strbek (SVK, Suzuki); 2nd round Lukasz Kedzierski (POL, Yamaha) EC Veteran: 1st round Marcin Tynowski (POL,KTM); 2nd round Ryszard Augustyn (POL, ) EC Quad: 1st round Damian Rajczyk (POL, Yamaha); 2nd round Slawomir Sobiesak (POL, KTM) The new Champions are: Junior: Pawel Szymkowski (POL, Husaberg) Senior: Jaroslav Strbek (SVK, Suzuki) Veteran: Marcin Tynowski (POL,KTM) Quad: Dawid Kalinowski (POL, KTM) (UEM Press Release 112/2012)
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2nd day of UEM Cross Country Cup in Domaniza

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The second day of the second round of the UEM Cross Country Cup was held yesterday in the Slovakian track of Domaniza. The winners of the first day in the different classes were: EC Junior: Thomas Hostinsky (SVK, Husaberg) EC Senior: Jaroslav Strbek (SVK, Suzuki) EC Veteran: Dusan Kotrla (CZE, Beta) EC Quad: Dawid Kalinowski (POL, KTM) Next and last round of the UEM Cross Country Cup will be held on the 12th of August in Kielce (Slovakia). (UEM Press Release 56/2012)
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First day of the UEM Cross Country Cup in Domaniza

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The first day of the second round of the UEM Cross Country Cup was held yesterday in the Slovakian track of Domaniza. The winners of the first day in the different classes were: EC Junior: Thomas Hostinsky (SVK, Husaberg) EC Senior: Stefan Svitko (SVK, KTM) EC Veteran: Dusan Kotrla (CZE, Beta) EC Quad: Dawid Kalinowski (POL, KTM) (UEM Press Release 53/2012)
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Start of the UEM Cross Country Cup in Poland

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The first round of the UEM Cross Country Cup was held today in the Polish track of Leczna. In the EC Junior class victory of Polish Jakub Piatek (Yamaha) in the first heat and of Polish Pawel Szymkowski (Husaberg) in the second. In the EC Senior class both heats were won by Polish Lukasz Kedzierski (Yamaha). In the EC Veteran class, Polish Marcin Tynowski (KTM) won both heats. In the EC Quad class first heat went to Polish Dawid Kalinowski (KTM) and second to Polish Lukasz Lewy (KTM). Next round of the UEM Cross Country Cup will be held on the 3rd of June in Domaniza (Slovakia). (UEM Press Release 36/2012)
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