Large parts of Sweden’s elite are already signed up to Lidingöloppet MTB

By on April 19, 2017

The 6th of May 2017 is the fifth year that the Lidingölopp organization organizes Stockholm’s largest MTB competition, Lidingöloppet MTB. On a track that takes the energy out of the most, chooses besides very many exercisers also the Swedish elite to start their season at Lidingö.

Although the competition is essentially a exercise race, the interest from the Swedish elite is a receipt that the Lidingöloppet MTB has a track and arrangement that holds a very high class. The character of the course with many fast-paced parties and hills, which uphill are heavy and downhill light but with tight turns at the end, make the race a challenge for everyone.

– It is very honorable and pleasing that so many of our absolute best MTB cyclists in the country choose to ride our race. We wish that many exercisers are inspired to discover our unique and amazing cycling event, said Tomas Hoszek, Secretary General Lidingöloppet.

2017 has the starting field for the elite in both women’s and men’s classes already filled with many interesting names. On the ladies side has Lidingöloppet MTB one of the most interesting starting fields ever:

Jennie Stenerhag, Falu CK / ÅBRO (recent winner of Cape Epic 2017, 4 straight SM gold in MTB Marathon, 2nd EM in MTB Marathon, 1st Långloppscupen 2015 and 2016)

Åsa Erlandsson, Varberg MTB (2nd Lidingöloppet MTB 2015, 20 SM Medals in Cross Country and Marathon, 3rd in SM in MTB Marathon 2016, 5.a Cykelvasan 2016, Multiplayer Winner of Långloppscupen)

Nellie Larsson, Team Lapierre Sweden (2nd Lidingöloppet MTB 2016, 4th Cykelvasan 2016, 2nd in SM in MTB Marathon 2016)

Ellinor Huuskoo, Team RYTGER powered by Cykeltø (Talented Country Road Cyclist who was 3rd in the Lidingöloppet MTB 2016)

Felicia Ferner, Borlänge CK (1st Lidingöloppet MTB 2015, SM medals and national team missions are on the merit list)

On the man side it is tight with skilled riders. Some of Sweden’s best teams are in place and start their season:

Team Apollosports Skoda with among others
Calle Friberg, multiple Swedish champion with international merit, 1st Lidingöloppet MTB 2014 and ambassador for Lidingöloppet MTB.
Henrik Sparr, 7th Lidingöloppet MTB 2016, SM Gold Country Road 1999, skilled and strong cyclist.

Team Ormsalva with among others
Jonas Ahlstrand, Landsväg’s UCI cyclist. Lots of successes in European stage race (LVG).

SM-gold track cycling 2017, 12th Lidingöloppet MTB 2016.

Cykloteket Racing Team with among others
Isak Nordin, young and talented cyclist. 11th Lidingöloppet MTB 2016. Victory in the Junior Class Roc Laissagais 2015.

Erik Åkesson, young and talented cyclist. 1st Långloppscup’s Junior Class 2016

Team Serneke Allebike MTB with among others
Michael Olsson, 2nd in Långloppscup 2016

Emil Lindgren, a highly accredited cyclist who has been second in the Lidingöloppet MTB, has the most SM gold and merit from international championships. One of Sweden’s best MTB cyclists.

Johan Norén, 8th Lidingöloppet MTB 2016

Other interesting men on the starting line:
Daniel Brengdahl, CK Hymer (2nd Lidingöloppet MTB 2016)
Mikael Flockhart, CK Norrtälje / (3rd Lidingöloppet MTB 2016)
Johan Landström, Lycka IF (5th Lidingöloppet MTB 2016 2016, Former winner of Cykelvasan)
Fredrik Berg, Almby IK / Team Bergslagsloppet (6th Lidingöloppet MTB 2016)
Henrik Öijer, Falu CK (Makes
his 3rd Lidingöloppet MTB and has been stable around the top 10)
Martin Eriksson, Art-V Cycling Club (Cyclocrossfantom 3rd in Lidingöloppet MTB)
Jesper Andersson, Knivsta CK / Cykelhuset UV (Good cyclist who is a blogger and coffee fan. 17th in Långloppscup 2015. 26th Lidingöloppet MTB 2015)

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