Photos from Dalarna, Sweden SUb610 2018

The riders of SUb610 2018 had to deal with an unexpected road work which lead to some gravel riding on their way to Dalarna, Sweden.
Varied weather for the riders and their crews through Dalarna Sweden, mostly sunny with about 22 – 25 degrees Celsius but also some drizzle and fairly slight bike riding friendly winds.

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Anders Andersson gravel detour SUb610 2018 Photo: Jonas Wiking

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Anders the end of the gravel detour SUb610 2018 Photo: Jonas Wiking

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Anders Andersson small road SUb610 2018 Photo: Jonas Wiking

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Mikael Henriksson and crew refueling at Smedjebacken, Dalarna Sweden SUb610 2018 Photo: Jonas Wiking

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Mikael looking in good condition in Smedjebacken, Dalarna after about 110 km SUb610 2018 Photo: Jonas Wiking

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Mikael tempo-position SUb610 2018 Photo: Jonas Wiking

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Mikael in front of his crew car SUb610 2018 Photo: Jonas Wiking

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Photos from the start SUb610 2018

For the first time in SUb610s rather short history the riders had to face rain as there was some unexpected rain due to thunder at the start at Hotel Scheele in Köping Sweden.

Before the start SUb610 2018

Mikael Henriksson share some final instructions with his crew before the start, SUb610 2018. Photo: Jonas Wiking

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Mikael Henriksson first out SUb610 2018. Photo:Jonas Wiking

 

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Anders Andersson start SUb610 2018 Photo: Jonas Wiking

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Anders Andersson, Varberg SWEDEN at the start of SUb610 2018 in Köping Sweden. Photo: Jonas Wiking

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SUb610 2018 ‘live’

SUb610 2018 is over. SUb610 2019 will feature a none RAAM qualifying distance of about 300 km in addition to the qualifying distance of 610 km.

Official Results SUb610 2018
1 Mikael Henriksson Michigan USA 27 hours 28 minutes 41 seconds
— Anders Andersson Varberg, Sweden DNF

Two riders started from Hotel Scheele in Köping in the Ultra Solo division of SUb 610 2018 in the morning of 4 August.

1 Mikael Henriksson, Michigan USA
2 Anders Andersson, Varberg SWEDEN

Mikael was first out at 08:00 and Anders started a minute later at 08:01. Unexpectedly it was raining and about 20 degrees Celcius. Some thunder could be heard in the distance out over lake Mälaren.

The rain was quickly replaced by sunshine and the temperature rose a couple of degrees to about 22 – 25, and remain there for all of  Saturday.

Mikael had a front wheel blowout puncture in the evening. Luckily he managed to avoid crashing and his crew had soon switched out the front wheel and installed the backup wheel. Anders was beginning to feel sleepy in the run in towards the turn around point at Selma Spa, Sunne, Värmland, Sweden at 342 km. He and his crew, The Heavenly Ride, decided to take a sleep break at the turn around point. When Anders got going again after about an hours sleep, he was initially able to find a good pace but after awhile he started experiencing fatigue in his legs. Anders and his crew tried a couple of shorter recovery stops to try to get the legs turning over properly again. But this was not his day and at Time Station 9 Lesjöfors the decision was made to abandon the race.

Meanwhile Mikael was extending his lead through the night and into the early morning. Mikael did not feel the need to sleep. After having negotiated the last major hill before Time Station 11 Lindesberg, Mikael finished by riding strongly in the much appreciated tailwind towards the finish and victory in Köping, Sweden.

The planned and unplanned detours of SUb610 2018 means that the distance this year was longer than previous editions, probably close to 625 km.

The organisers would like to thank the riders and crew members for making SUb610 2018 memorable.

Start Köping
08:00 1 Mikael Henriksson
08:01 2 Anders Andersson

TS1 Färna 41 km
09:30 Mikael Henriksson 27.3 km/h
09:38 Anders Andersson 25.4 km/h

TS2 Söderbärke 84 km
11:27 Mikael Henriksson 24.3 km/h
11:51 Anders Andersson 21.9 km/h

The riders had to do a detour before Fagersta because of an unreported road work. They even had to contend with some 5 km of gravel riding. The crews handled the navigational challenge as seasoned pros.
The rain stopped and the sun is now shining. The unplanned gravel road was dry.

Smedjebacken 12:37 Mikael and his crew took a short stop at the gas station to fill up on water. Mikael was looking strong. At 12:55 Anders rode on while his crew took a stop at the same gas station.

TS3 Malingsbo 135 km
13:33 Mikael Henriksson 24.3 km/h
14:10 Anders Andersson 22.0 km/h

TS4 Bredsjö 196 km
15:58 Mikael Henriksson 24.6 km/h
17:17 Anders Andersson 21.2 km/h

Mikael has been riding strong in the false flats towards Kopparberg and TS4 at Bredsjö. Varied weather in Dalarna, 20-25 degrees Celcius and mostly sunny but some drizzle also and bike riding friendly winds.

TS5 Filipstad 243 km
18:05 Mikael Henriksson 24.1 km/h
19:18 Anders Andersson 21.5 km/h

Mikael had a quick visit in his old hometown Filipstad.

TS6 Molkom 277 km
19:31 Mikael Henriksson 24.1 km/h
20:47 Anders Andersson 21.7 km/h

TS7 Sunne 342 km
22:05 Mikael Henriksson 24.3 km/h
23:55 Anders Andersson 21.5 km/h

Mikael reached the turnaround point at Selma Spa in Sunne, Värmland Sweden with a lead of 1 hour 50 minutes over Anders. Anders decided to sleep for about an hour after he reached Sunne. Mikael was thus able to extend his lead thanks to Anders’ sleeping stop. Mikael has not yet felt the need to sleep.

TS8 Sunnemo 385 km
00:30 Mikael Henriksson 23.3 km/h
03:14 Anders Andersson 20.0 km/h

Anders managed to get going with a good pace after having slept in Sunne, Värmland.

TS9 Lesjöfors 445 km
03:21 Mikael Henriksson 23.0 km/h
07:20 Anders Andersson 19.1 km/h DNF

12 degrees Celcius in the middle of the night at Lesjöfors, which is usually the coldest point of the SUb610 ride.

Anders Andersson abondons after TS9. He did not have the legs this time.

TS10 Hjulsjö 500 km
05:40 Mikael Henriksson 23.1 km/h

TS11 Lindesberg 541 km
07:58 Mikael Henriksson 22.6 km/h

Note that the speed calculation is incorrect from Lindesberg due to a preplanned alternative route this year in towards TS11 in Lindesberg. The road with the 10% slope at Siggebohyttan is closed due to road works and the alternative route is some 5 km longer.

TS12 Medåker 595 km
10:54 Mikael Henriksson 22.1 km/h

Finish Köping 610 km
11:28 Mikael Henriksson 22.2 km/h

 

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Who will race SUb610 2018?

The start list is now online.
First to signup for SUb610 was Mikael Henriksson, Michigan USA. Mikael is living in Michigan since 2001. He is from Filipstad, Värmland, Sweden and will get to visit his Swedish hometown during the race.

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Mikael Henriksson RAAM 1997

Mikael short rider bio

Race Across AMerica 1997 DNF & 2000 DNF
Other RAAM Qualifiers, Furnace Creek 5081996 , Elite PAC Tour Across the USA 1997 & 1999
9 Coast to Coast USA 1994 – 2002
13 National 24 Hour Bicycle Challenge 2001-2018
PBP 2003
Vätternrundan (multiple times), Jotunheimen Runt & Kopparloppet 1989-2000

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SUb610 2018 – pay with credit card

The registration for SUb610 2018 has been open for a while now you can pay for your registration with credit card. We use Paypal for the payments, it is possible to pay with credit card even if you do not have a paypal-account.

Head over to our Registration-page to register and pay for your participation in the world’s most northern RAAM-qualifier, SUb610 2018.

 

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SUb 610 2017 Halfway Summary

Sunne in Värmland, Sweden is the turning point of Swedish Ultrabike 610 at 342 km.
Andreas Holm Gylling, Denmark reached Sunne at 18:38 with an average speed of 32.4 km/h. He is still on target for going sub 19 hours and claiming the bonus prize. The course record of 22 hours 47 minutes and 7 seconds is well within reach for Andreas.

The two man team of Anton Lindberg and Martin Henrysson in the Randonneur-division reached Sunne at 19:41. They were both feeling great and had enjoyed the scenery along the route sofar. They are still loooking good for reaching Köping inside 24 hours which is their time goal.

Chris Marshall was next into TS7 Sunne at 20:47. It is his first time racing any thing near this distance even if he has done longish rides before.

Morgan Einarsson reached Sunne at 23:26 but decided not to continue the race. His left knee was acting up.

Richard Rostad decided to stop racing between Molkom and Sunne at about 323 km.

SUb 610 started at 08:00 in the morning in Köping Sweden. Initially overcast and about 10 degrees Celsius and light winds.

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Martin Henrysson and Anton Lindberg were first out riding as a two man team in the Randonneur-division Photo: Jonas Wiking

It did not take long for the sun to break through and the temperature ris to about 20 degrees Celsius.

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Andreas Holm Gylling, Denmark Photo:Jonas Wiking

Not long after the start Andreas Holm Gylling, Denmark was the first rider on the road covering the first couple of Time Stations with an average speed of 33-34 km/h.

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Chris Marshall approaching Söderbärke Photo: Jonas Wiking

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Chris Marshall Photo: Jonas Wiking

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Morgan Einarsson in Söderbärke Photo: Jonas Wiking

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Richard Rostad, Norway in Söderbärke Photo: Jonas Wiking

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Energy Photo: Jonas Wiking

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SUb610 2017

Results Swedish Ultrabike 610, 2017
1 Andreas Holm Gylling, Denmark 18 hours 53 minutes 24 seconds New course record
– Richard Rostad, Norway DNF
– Chris Marshall, Sweden DNF
– Morgan Einarsson, Sweden DNF

Results Randonneur Division, two-person team, 2017
1 Martin Henrysson and Anton Lindberg, Sweden 23 hours 20 minutes 39 seconds

Six riders started Swedish Ultrabike 610, 2017. First out at 08:00 were 100 Martin Henrysson and 101 Anton Lindberg, riding as a two man team in the Randonneur-division (i.e. with no following vehicle).

Number 1 Richard Rostad, Norway was first out in the Ultra-divison at 08:01.
Number 2 Chris Marshall, Sweden started at 08:02.
Number 3 Morgan Einarsson, Sweden started at 08:03.
Number 4 Andreas Holm Gylling, Denmark started at 08:04.

TS1 Färna 41 km
09:17 4 Andreas Holm Gylling 33.7 km/h
09:20 2 Chris Marshall 31.5 km/h
09:25 3 Morgan Einarsson 30.0 km/h
09:35 1 Richard Rostad 26.2 km/h

TS2 Söderbärke 84 km
10:31 4 Andreas Holm Gylling 34.3 km/h
10:34 100 Martin Henrysson, 100 Anton Lindberg 32.7 km/h
10:39 2 Chris Marshall 32.1 km/h
11:00 3 Morgan Einarsson 28.5 km/h
11:04 1 Richard Rostad 27.5 km/h

TS3 Malingsbo 135 km
12:01 4 Andreas Holm Gylling 34.2 km/h
12:17 2 Chris Marshall 31.8 km/h
12:58 3 Morgan Einarsson 27.5 km/h
13:09 1 Richard Rostad 26.3 km/h

TS4 Bredsjö 196 km
13:55 4 Andreas Holm Gylling 33,5 km/h
14:23 2 Chris Marshall 30.9 km/h
15:45 3 Morgan Einarsson 25.5 km/h
16:02 1 Richard Rostad 24.4 km/h

TS5 Filipstad 243 km
15:23 4 Andreas Holm Gylling 33.2 km/h
16:05 100 Martin Henrysson, 100 Anton Lindberg 30.1 km/h
16:13 2 Chris Marshall 30.9 km/h
18:04 3 Morgan Einarsson 24.3 km/h
18:13 1 Richard Rostad 23.8 km/h

TS6 Molkom 277 km
16:24 4 Andreas Holm Gylling 33.2 km/h
17:27 2 Chris Marshall 29.4 km/h
19:50 1 Richard Rostad 23.4 km/h
19:57 3 Morgan Einarsson 23.3 km/h

22:18 1 Richard Rostad abandons race at about 323 km

TS7 Sunne 342 km
18:38 4 Andreas Holm Gylling 32.4 km/h
19:41 100 Martin Henrysson, 100 Anton Lindberg 29.3 km/h
20:47 2 Chris Marshall 26.8 km/h
23:26 3 Morgan Einarsson 22.2 km/h, abondons race in Sunne

TS8 Sunnemo 385 km
19:50 4 Andreas Holm Gylling 32.7 km/h
22:41 2 Chris Marshall 26.3 km/h

23:30 2 Chris Marshall abondons race at about 400 km

TS9 Lesjöfors 445 km
21:43 4 Andreas Holm Gylling 32.6 km/h
00:24 100 Martin Henrysson, 100 Anton Lindberg 27.1 km/h

TS10 Hjulsjö 500 km
23:25 4 Andreas Holm Gylling 32.6 km/h

TS11 Lindesberg 541 km
00:43 4 Andreas Holm Gylling 32.5 km/h
04:49 100 Martin Henrysson, 100 Anton Lindberg 26.0 km/h

TS12 Medåker 595 km
02:26 4 Andreas Holm Gylling 32.4 km/h

Finish Köping 610 km
02:57:24 4 Andreas Holm Gylling 32.3 km/h
07:20:39 100 Martin Henrysson, 100 Anton Lindberg 26.1 km/h

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