After more than two months of Summer break, now the Enduro Championship is preparing for the North: Jämsä in Finland has been known as an international venue for off-road events for many years.
Stages with many stones and roots but also with a lot of sand are waiting for the riders – racing through the different conditions is a particular challenge.
In practice, the paddock is the only service point on the 52 kms long course. This will be repeated three times in the form of an 8, so that both times the teams can have the paddock supervised by their riders.
The continuation of the duel between the reigning Overall champion Maurizio Micheluz and Tom Sagar will be interesting. The Italian was injured a month ago (the shoulder dislocated) and sand is not one of the favourite soil of Micheluz.
Eero Remes, who is currently the leader in the World Championship, will also be in his home country at the start!
In total, more than 200 riders from 15 Countries are going to participate to this third round of the European Championship. On Friday there will be an opening ceremony with the parade of Nations, interviews with the top riders and pole dancing show.
Photo: Maurizio Micheluz – Photo by Robert Pairan