Top of the podium for Emil Lindgren during this weekends XCO in Lugnet, Falun. The Swedish elite had some company from our nordic neighbors as they gathered for the fifth SWE-CUP of the season.
”Lugnet XCO has a tough course, and it is one of my favorites. You have to be alert all the time, because there is always something happening and rarely any possibilities to relax. I felt strong and fresh from start this time.”
With three out of six laps done and dusted Emil and Axel lind managed to get a gap down to the chasing cyclists. After a while Emil gets a flat tire though and has to let go of Axel – towards tech zone. Change of wheels and about 40 seconds lost, but he is quickly up to second place chasing again and with one lap to go it is time to go hard or go home! In the last climb he is once again in the lead with a few seconds down – crossing the finish line as number one!
”I must say that I am very proud. My last lap was almost 30 seconds faster then the rest, and I think I even chocked myself” – Emil smiles and says.
He has now expanded his lead in the overall Swedish Cup and looks forward to a weekend without any races before Ränneslättsturen in Eksjö.
Next up for Emil is Swe Cup Lugnets XCO next Sunday. Until then – get out there!