Happiness, fellowship, speed and action. Tjejvättern 2019 offered all types of biking – and weather, for those who spent a long time on the road. Most cyclists did indeed get to the finish line before the rain began to fall in the afternoon. Comedian and tv host Marika Carlsson did not, but had a broad smile after her finish anyway.
Marie Hjalmarsson Engelke returns every year – on a tandem bike. For Marie and everyone else who has participated in all Tjejvättern since the beginning, a big anniversary party awaits next summer when it’s time for the 30th edition.
The new bib number print system called Live Print had premiere at the 26th edition of Tjejvättern. Number bibs were printed on site at the event in Motala and it was a great success. The weather was quite chilly and windy, but as usual during this event, there was a warming joy among the participants.
2015 was the year when we celebrated the 25th Tjejvättern. A part from a few odd rain showers the weather was amazing and the 5 270 ladies who crossed the finishing line in Motala almost unanimously agreed that it had been a fantastic race.
As a part of the celebration Vätternrundan hosted a party with a three course dinner and entertainment from no less than the Eurovision winner Måns Zelmerlöw!
The weather was a bit capricious but when the rain stopped the sun shone just as much as the participants. 5 629 girls started and 5 582 finished.