Video: Snow, mud and swimming – Joakim Ljunggren takes Novemberkåsan Enduro win in classic Swedish conditions

Joakim Ljunggren took his ninth win at the 95th edition of the Novemberkåsan, Sweden’s toughest enduro race – Hanna Berzelius topped the Women’s class as the only female finisher.

 

Joakim Ljunggren bagged his ninth win at the 95th edition of the Novemberkåsan this past weekend, November 30-December 1, after nearly eight hours of riding under freezing and muddy “as hell” conditions.

Known as one of the toughest enduro races in the planet, the Novemberkåsan lived up to its name once more after putting both riders and bikes to test during 14 timed special tests, some of them during the night, with only 44 riders out of the 170 starters making it to the finish.

Novemberkåsan 2019 highlights video:

 

Team Ljunggrens Motor’s Niklas Persson and KTM Scandinavia’s Oliver Nelson finished second and third respectively, making an all-orange podium. 

 
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Anders Eriksson won the Seniors aboard his Sherco, finishing just outside the top 10 overall. Meanwhile, five times Swedish Enduro champion, Hanna Berzelius, finished 40th overall after clocking 12hrs:25m on the saddle to win the women’s class, she was the only female finisher. 

 
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One of the pre-race favourites and 2018 winner, Albin Elowson, saw his race come to an early finish after dislocating his elbow during the opening snowy stages. 

Joakim Ljunggren’s onboard POV from the second special test, one of the “least” demanding: 

 

Full results: Novemberkasan 2019 results 

More information: Novemberkasen.se 

 

(Ljunggren onboard) https://youtu.be/LRDqoHzZi8g

Photo Credit: Jennie Nilson/JeeYang Photography
 
 
 
 
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