Road: recent report from Alexander Wetterhall and his participation in the world’s oldest bike race – Skandisloppet – which took place in Uppsala.
“So, the first competition of the year is driven back home in Sweden and in the Swedish colors. During the Scandinavian Race Uppsala (Skandisloppet) so I represented the national team instead of Team NetApp-Endura. Always fun to dress in yellow and blue.
The contest in Uppsala offered as usual in a technically 13 kilometers long lap with lots of curves and with a small slope that we would overcome 15 times. A total of 195 kilometers stood in front of us before the starting gun was fired.
We already had before starting decided to be represented in today’s breakout and so did we. Already on the second lap, Edvin Wilson set off with five others and formed a good group that pulled away.
It wont be very weird driving on this contest and it’s hard to chase back together if you have missed it. It was exactly what happened during the day, the Group held all the way into the goal.
The idea was to bridge with other groups, but it did not succeed despite some valiant attempts. I went to target with the main field at a 30th place. Edvin crossed the finish line as 5a and we must be satisfied with, in addition, it became Swedish solo victory by Alexander Gingsjö. Really well done!
Now it’s full charge ahead of the Bayern Rundfahrt that starts the 22e may down in Germany, and then I’m back in NetApp-Enduras colors again. “