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Sweden: Dackeritten 2020 - Full Article

20 November 2020
Race Report made with the assistance of Yvonne Ekelund
Photo Credit: Peter Svensson

Växjö, Sweden. Sunday 1 November 2020.

Endurance World Dackeritten Växjö.02 HelleSwedish last international endurance race for 2020 took place in Växjö. The ride is named after the farmer and rebel leader Nils Dacke who lived in the area around Småland during the 16th century. Nils Dacke became known as the leader of the peasant uprising in Småland, the so-called “Dackefejden” against King Gustav Vasa.

The race tracks ran through the forests where once the rebels rode in the 16th century.

The CEI1* 100 km was ridden in 3 loops, the flat track ran through a large beech forest reserve and around one of its many lakes, Södra Bergundasjönin, in the Växjö municipality, with some gravel roads up to the village Dänningelanda and back to the competition site at the riding school in Bergunda. This year the tracks were a bit slippery due to all the wet leaves, otherwise the course was very nice, said competition leader Yvonne Ekelund...

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