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Swedish Woman Out of ISDE

Swedish Woman Out of ISDE

Team Sweet at
opening ceremony. L-R, Paulina Andersson, Vanja Kollmann and
Jessica Jonsson. Photo credits; Terry
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Team Sweet at opening ceremony. L-R, Paulina Andersson, Vanja Kollmann and Jessica Jonsson. Photo credits; Terry Stevenson

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Jessica Jonsson changing a front tyre. Photo credits; Terry Stevenson

Vanja Kollmann
departing Parc Ferme this morning for Day Four. Photo
credits; Terry Stevenson
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Vanja Kollmann departing Parc Ferme this morning for Day Four. Photo credits; Terry Stevenson

2006 International Six Days Enduro


PRd4a; Friday, November 17, 2006

Swedish Woman Out of ISDE

The popular three rider Swedish Womens Enduro Team (SWET) is down to two following the exclusion of Paulina Andersson during Day Three.

Andersson was caught in difficult and rutted riding conditions as the sheer volume of 600 riders going hard-out took its toll on one section of the International Six Days (ISDE) course. She ‘houred out’ after clocking a penalty for being 12 minutes late to a test, leaving her total elapsed time more than an hour of her permitted schedule.

SWET and Swedish Army Teams media representative Magnus Josefson said, “This is Paulina’s first ISDE. She was focussing on learning to be a better rider for next years ISDE in Chile, where she will compete again. This is part of our five year plan, and the second time Sweden has entered a womens team in the ISDE. We plan to continue in Chile.

“People know our womens team and are now coming up to them and enquiring about how they are going, including New Zealanders. They (Vanja Kollmann and Jessica Jonsson) will do a good job today I hope.”

Kollmann is also finding the tracks difficult to ride, “With so many riders on them,” Kollmann said during this mornings Day Four ten minute maintenance allowance, before embarking on her fourth straight day in the saddle of her KTM motorcycle.

“It has been pretty tough up the hills, but I have more to give. Although I have sores on my hands and the back of my knees.”

Team SWET (pron SWEET), may be down one rider but they are enjoying the action as the ISDE teams begin thinking about the tough and final Day Six motocross test at Digger McEwen Park on Sunday.

Kollmann is the European womens enduro champion and Jonsson is the Swedish womens champion.

The 2006 ISDE runs from Tuesday, November 14 until Sunday, November 19.

31 Nations, 6 days, 600 riders - 1 winner

14 – 18 November Days One to Five, Special stages held in and around Kinleith Forest, off State Highway 1. Final test held beside Taupo Motorsport Park at the end of each days riding.

Parc Ferme open to public each day.

19 November Day Six, Motocross Special Stage at Digger McEwen Park, Taupo.

19 November Awards ceremony and dinner, Taupo Events Centre, from 6.30pm.


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