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Sweden: Good racing in tricky weather conditions at Vasaritten in Rättvik

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23 February 2020
Race Report made with the assistance of Linnéa Engblom

Rättvik, Sweden. Saturday 15 February 2020. After two years of successful races it was time for the third edition of Vasaritten in Rättvik.

Rättvik is located in the middle of Sweden where ‘warm’ weather conditions have not been seen for over 20 years, with snow only in some parts of the forests. Usually the competition is being held mid-January however this year it got postponed to give all riders the best conditions possible, even if this was not what the organizers hoped for. The interest in this competition has grown each year and is now considered as Sweden’s biggest international endurance competition. Among the starters were riders from the Nordic countries, UAE, Italy, Holland and the USA. This year there was the option to choose between the CEI2*120, CEIYJ2*120, CEI*100 and two national classes. As usual the vet gate and resting area were located inside the big hall at the venue.

During the night prior the competition, temperatures dropped below zero degrees and a thin snow blanket covered parts of the track. During the day the temperature rose and the sun even appeared for a while. As the day went on the course became softer...

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