Aksel Lund Svindal races Andreas Mikkelsen in Norway

Burning rubber and jumping over road gaps in the southwest of Norway. This is what happens when Aksel Lund Svindal, the Downhill Gold Medalist, meets Andreas Mikkelsen, one of the best World Rally Championship (WRC) driver – a wildly beautiful preparation to the Rally Finland, kicking off in two days’ time.

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At the world famous Lyseveien in the southwest of Norway, skier Aksel Lund Svindal met rally-driver Andreas Mikkelsen for a man-to-man battle in early June. The two Norwegian athletes gathered there for an unusual challenge and to catch the ferry to go back home: Mikkelsen chasing Svindal to get the maximum out of his mountain freeskiing, while Mikkelsen navigates a narrow path through snow banks up to eight meters high – both always under time pressure.