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Frischknecht wraps up professional racing career

By:
Erhard Goller
Published:
September 25, 2008, 0:00 BST,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 21:51 BST
Edition:
MTB news & racing round-up for September 25, 2008

Thomas Frischknecht, 38, completed his final mountain bike race as a professional this past Sunday...

Thomas Frischknecht, 38, completed his final mountain bike race as a professional this past Sunday at the Frischi Bike Challenge according to sport.be. The well-known and successful Swiss racer began his professional career in the 1990.

Frischknecht won the World cross country championship in 1996 and the marathon championships in 2003 and 2005. At various World Championships, he also won four silver and two bronze medals. He also won silver at the Olympic Games in Atlanta in 1996. The 11-time Swiss national champion won 18 total World Cup races.

At the Frischi Bike Challenge, he finished second behind his country man Lukas Flückiger.

Earlier this summer, he was honored by UCI President Pat McQuaid at the Mountain Bike World Championships in Val di Sole, Italy.

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