Renheim and Öhman Champions in Sweden
By Youthstream | 01 Apr 2017

ÄLVSBYN (Sweden), 1 April 2017 - The 2017 FIM Snowcross World Championship and the FIM Women’s Snowcross World Cup wrapped up today in the snowy Älvsbyn, Sweden where the reigning champion, Adam Renheim, was crowned 2017 World Champion and Elina Öhman took the women’s title.

FIM Snowcross World Championship

Defending World Champion Adam Renheim came into the weekend strong putting in the fastest lap of practice, Renheim followed it by taking the holeshot in Final 1, leading the entire race and winning both finals in dominant fashion. Renheim said, “I had a good lead today and I felt good on the sled, so I couldn’t ask for anything more!”

Aki Pihlaja from Finland who finished second last year in the championship ended up in the same positon for 2017 going 2-2 after close racing in Final 1.

Norwegian rookie Elias Ishoel was in second position during the early stages of Final 1, but later in the race he was overtaken by Aki Pihlaja in an intense battle filled with narrow misses and close calls. Elias finished third in both Finals receiving 3rd overall.

FIM Snowcross World Championship Final 1 Top 10: 1. Adam Renheim (SWE, Ski-Doo), 17:29.991; 2. Aki Philaja (FIN, Lynx), +0:09.021; 3. Elias Ishoel (NOR, Ski-Doo), +0:11.462; 4. Viktor Herten (FIN, Lynx), +0:13.226; 5. Oskar Norum (SWE, Ski-Doo), +0:21.491; 6. Johan Lidman (SWE, Lynx), +0:24.649; 7. Nisse Kjellström (SWE, Arctic Cat), +0:36.437; 8. Petter Narsa (SWE, Polaris), +0:40.571; 9. Marcus Ogemar (SWE, Lynx), +0:55.754; 10. John Stenberg (SWE, Lynx), -1 lap(s).

FIM Snowcross World Championship Final 2 Top 10: 1. Adam Renheim (SWE, Ski-Doo), 17:26.904; 2. Aki Philaja (FIN, Lynx), +0:04.997; 3. Johan Lidman (SWE, Lynx), +0:12.541; 4. Oskar Norum (SWE, Ski-Doo), +0:15.723; 5. Elias Ishoel (NOR, Ski-Doo), +0:22.171; 6. Viktor Herten (FIN, Lynx), +0:24.258; 7. Nisse Kjellström (SWE, Arctic Cat), +0:32.107; 8. Marcus Ogemar (SWE, Lynx), +0:42.053; 9. Petter Narsa (SWE, Polaris), +0:53.365; 10. Adam Öhman (SWE, Polaris), -1 lap(s).

FIM Snowcross World Championship Overall Top 10: 1. Adam Renheim (SWE, SKI), 50 points; 2. Aki Philaja (FIN, LYN), 44 p.; 3. Elias Ishoel (NOR, SKI), 36 p.; 4. Johan Lidman (SWE, LYN), 35 p.; 5. Oskar Norum (SWE, SKI), 34 p.; 6. Viktor Herten (FIN, LYN), 33 p.; 7. Nisse Kjellström (SWE, ARC), 28 p.; 8. Marcus Ogemar (SWE, LYN), 25 p.; 9. Petter Narsa (SWE, POL), 25 p.; 10. Adam Öhman (SWE, POL), 21 p.

FIM Women’s Snowcross World Cup

In the Women’s Final Malene Andersen shot out of the start, grabbed the holeshot and lead for 4 laps, before crashing, rejoined for a couple of laps before stopping in Pitlane, she would finish in 16th position.

Elina Öhman, a local star, was in second position after the start but after the crash of Malene she became leader of the race where she would finish and claim the World Cup title for her second time in Alvsbyn, last in 2015. Elina Öhman later said, “I had an excellent day. Qualifying practice went well, I had good speed. I tried to ride carefully and not to do anything stupid. The Leader made a mistake and I could pass her, after that I tried to ride careful to keep my lead. I live 4 km away from the track of Alvsbyn and it was very special for me today to ride for my home crowd, family, and friends. Overall it was a perfect season for me and I am glad I could finish this amazing season in my hometown.”

In the beginning of the race Emilia Dahlgren was in third position but later she found her way forward finishing in second.

Elvira Lindh was fourth at the beginning of the race, followed by Adam Renheim’s sister Ronja Renheim; in the middle of the race they had a battle in which Ronja Renheim prevailed and took the third position. Adam Renheim commented on his sister’s performance saying: “It was nice racing with my little sister as Marica got hurt and she decided to retire this year. I was giving her some advice where to line up in the start and she actually had a good start, could have been better, but she got the third position in the Championship, which is pretty important.”

FIM Women’s Snowcross World Cup Final Top Ten: 1. Elina Öhman (SWE, Polaris), 12:58.737; 2. Emilia Dahlgren (SWE, Lynx), +0:17.583; 3. Ronja Renheim (SWE, Ski-Doo), +0:29.280; 4. Elvira Lindh (SWE, Arctic Cat), +0:42.243; 5. Fanny Vikstöm (SWE, Lynx), +0:48.916; 6. Mathilda Johansson (SWE, Polaris), -1 lap(s); 7. Jenny Lundström (SWE, Lynx), -1 lap(s); 8. Noora Kursu (FIN, Arctic Cat), -1 lap(s); 9. Matilda Norberg (SWE, Ski-Doo), -1 lap(s); 10. Ronja Revelj (SWE, Polaris), -1 lap(s).

All the photos will be available here and by clicking here you will be able to obtain the complete results.

Quick Facts
Track length: 690m
Number of jumps: 8
Weather conditions: cloudy & snowing
Temperature: +1
Crowd Attendance: 4500



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