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European Snowcross at Alvsbyn, Sweden

Alvsbyn is a white paradise with its beautiful landscape, high mountains, deep forests and rivers. You can marvel at the Northern lights, go fishing, ice climbing and doing snowmobile safari here. It is one of the smallest cities in the Swedish Lapland, but it features some of its most magnificent nature.
Here the European Snowcross Championship was held, with a sunny day on Friday and snow on Saturday, and temperatures of 2 degrees below zero in both days and in front of around 1.000 spectators in the weekend. The race was organized in combination with the FIM World Snowcross Championship and the FIM Women’s Snowcross World Cup. The European Snowcross riders were 27.

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The track had very good technical characteristic: it was very well prepared and with good maintenances all over the weekend.
The Qualifying Practice was dominated by the 2016 champion Martin Moland (Artic Cat) from Norway; in 2nd position Reiten Magnus NOR (Lynx) in front of Harr Emil (Lynx) from Sweden.
The 1st Race was won by Norvegian Reiten Magnus, who did the holeshot and lead all the time with a large gap over the rest of the riders. Second position for Martin Moland in front of Balder Nas from Sweden.

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The 2nd Race was full of surprises: Martin Moland did the holeshot and lead the race for 12 laps, but he did some some mistakes and was overtaken by Emil Harr, from Sweden, but three laps later Harr crashed and had to retire. Moland won the race in front of Balder Nas (Artic Cat) and Emil Sundvisson, both from Sweden. The winner of Race1 Reiten Magnus had problems at the start and did some mistakes during the race, which he did not finish.
After the 2 races the 2017 Championship Standing of European Snowcross is confirmed:
1st Martin Moland (NOR) Artic Cat, 47 points
2nd Balder Nas (SWE) Artic Cat, 42 points
3rd Emil Sundvisson (SWE) Polaris, 38 points.
All results on FIM Europe website:
http://www.fim-europe.eu/events/310

Photos: @Youthstream

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