Our site: it’s not just about the honor, prestige and prize money when MTB elite compete in Vargarda at the weekend. In the pot, there is also a Swedish site for the Olympics in Rio.
It is about collecting points on the Olympic rankings that will determine whether the nation may send skaters to the Olympics. On the women’s side need Sweden to be among the 17 highest placed countries to get with a MOUNTAIN BIKE racer. And at present, Sweden was at number 17 – with the Czech Republic only a measly six points behind.
“It’s going to be really hard. We must do all we can to collect as much points as possible in the few contests remaining before the qualifying period ends. Why is Vargarda tavlingen extra important this year, “says Anders Ljungberg, head coach of MTB, to our site.
On 25 may, the time out for the Olympic qualifiers. Until its course novice Championship-runner-up Jenny Rissveds, the former sprint world champion Alexandra Engen and veteran Åsa Erlandsson important investments and credits in Danish Naestved on Saturday, Vårgårda World Cup on Sunday and German Albstadt weekend thereafter.
“We can only do our best. Then remains to be seen how many points our competitors collect in the next races. But I always thought that we should do it.
So, who gets to go to the Olympics will be decided finally by the Swedish Olympic
Committee. On the men’s side is to be among the 23 best Nations. Sweden
is currently in place 20 and looks to have secured a seat.