Race Report | Santa Cruz Enduro Series #1 in Meri-Teijo, Finland
The Finnish enduro racing season kicked off on Sunday 3rd May in Meri-Teijo bike park in Southwestern Finland. Although classed as the warm-up race in the Santa Cruz Enduro series, a record number of attendees were recorded, with bikers from all over Finland making the trip to take part.
In partly cloudy spring weather, 192 participants rode twice down five challenging stages which, like many enduro races, were darted with rowdy spectators encouraging the aggressive riders to push their bodies to the limits. Kari Veikkolainen took the overall win with a time of 17 minutes, 21 seconds.
- 1. Kari Veikkolainen 17:21
- 2. Petteri Leivo 17:27
- 3. Juhani Kettunen 18:02
- 1. Petteri Leivo 17:27
- 2. Atte Atrava 18:48
- 3. Oskar Vuori 20:50
- 1. Kaisa Härkönen 23:52
- 2. Kaisa Melkko 25:03
- 3. Anette Latva-Piikkilä 30:04
For more info visit: mtb-enduro.net
Words: Anette Latva-Piikkilä/Andrew Richardson Photos: Victor Engström