Enduro European Championship: double victory for Kytönen

The junior 19 years old Rony Kytönen from Finland won the third round of the European Enduro Championship in Madona, Latvia, on the second day with another day’s victory in the class and overall ranking. He extended his lead in the Junior E1 too. For the young rider this is the first overall victory in the European Championship. “This gives me a lot of self-confidence” said the Husavarna rider, whose father Vesa, a former Enduro World Champion (1999), had accompanied him on this trip.

Second place for Albin Elowson, only 18 seconds behind. But the Swedish was ill just before the competition and had to take antibiotics. He was also reconciled with the fact, that he naturally won the big four-stroke class and, despite his retirement in Slovakia, slipped back to second place in this championship. “I had a small crash on the very last special stage, which certainly cost me ten seconds”.

In the small-capacity category won Maurizio Micheluz from Italy; while in the large-capacity category the victory goes to Dennis Schröter from Germany.

In the senior category, defending champion Sebastian Krywult from Poland was able to win the second day one despite his knee injury and extend his lead.

The British rider Nive Holmes did not manage the trick: after her right shoulder was dislocated on the first day when she came into contact with a tree, she could only ride the second day in pain. Nevertheless, she finished third, but lost the championship lead to Hanna Berzelius from Sweden.

The upcoming final, in early September in Finland, will certainly be exciting: Kytönen has shown that he can beat the still overall leader Kristof Kouble and in Finland he would also have a home advantage.

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Next and last event: 6th-8th September, Heinola, Finland