When the Swedish Championships of cyclo-cross Championships were held for the third time, defended the double SM-champion Kajsa Snihs their Championship title. Emil Lindgren won his first senior national Championships ever.
The site was the area around Kumlasjön, where the organizing Club Almby IK with Ola Hellström spearheaded shoveled snow and appointed a top course. Excessive snow, which melted’d made that the technical path become real tungkörd.
With a blistering start by four mountainbikespecialister took the women’s class started the Swedish. At the front the pace was allocated by Kajsa Snihs. She carried away Angelica edvardsson, Emmy Thelberg and Åsa Erlandsson. The favourite Karin Aune got a puncture which put an end to a top position. It was a fourth place for hemmacyklisten.
Kajsa Snihs ran in the lead securely to a third consecutive national championship. Behind Kajsa Snihs broke Åsa Erlandsson loss and could again take a silver medal. The bronze was won by this year’s winner of the Cykelvasan Emmy Thelberg.
Kajsa Snihs, who had an intricate bike season and currently divides his contestants between cycling and cross-country skiing, was noticeably taken by its third gold.
-This was what I deep down wanted to win this year, explained Kajsa.
Men’s SM-competition looked to be a duel between the five strongest CX bikes this year. But Emil Lindgren and Magnus Darvell wanted more. The two went off and behind the two hunted Fredrik Edin. Mattias Nilsson disappeared early and after a few laps had defending champion Jens Wade got up to speed.
When Emil Lindgren in the middle of the contest could go further, screwed up Magnus Darvell knocked down and scraped up the right leg. Emil got a big gap. The chasing Jens Wade fought his way up to second place. Behind him ran a very satisfied Fredrik Edin in third place.
-I hope I have now cracked the championship the ghost, said Emil.
Now was the first senior National Championships-gold in the Harbour, and this after a season with a lot of hassles.
“It feels wonderful. This season has been tough. Finally, a national championship and now I shall stick in Jersey in the Cup, finished a very happy NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP medalist.
Results Swedish Championships cyclo-cross Championships 2010
1 Kajsa Snihs IK J 43:13
2 Åsa Erlandsson Varbergs MTB + 55
3 Emmy Thelberg härnösands + 1:43
4 Karin Aune Örebro riders + 2:21
5 Angelica edvardsson Cykloteket Racing Team + 3:16
1 Emil Lindgren Alingsås CK/Rabobank-Giant 1:00:09
2 Jens Wade Falu + 28
3 Fredrik Edin Cykloteket Racing Team + 51
4 Magnus Darvell Team Party/Pedalogerna + 2:06
5 Håkan Löfström IK J + 3:48