Sweden’s Battle of Vikings extreme enduro has been won by Mario Roman. The Sherco Factory team rider successfully defended his 2017 Battle of Vikings title with a hard-fought win over Joakim Ljunggren and fellow Sherco rider Eddie Karlsson.
The 2018 event was held in extremely difficult conditions due to rain making the already challenging climbs near impossible for most. Roman began the event by posting the fourth fastest time in the prologue, however, charged through to the lead, eventually winning by 38-seconds.
“It feels so good to win the battle of Vikings for the second time,” Roman said. “Thanks to my Team and the whole Swedish audience for taking me to the top on the day. I felt super strong in the mud and the bike worked amazing. It was an awesome day for me and the Sherco Team.”