The Swisspower Cup's third round will head to Muttenz, Switzerland, on April 12-13. As the last major race before the UCI's cross country World Cup series kicks off April 19-20 in Houffalize, Belgium, some of the world's fastest riders are expected to be on hand.
With the exception of Ralf Näf and Nino Schurter, the entire Swiss elite team is expected at the start including Christoph Sauser and Thomas Frischknecht, who both missed the first two rounds in Buchs and Winterthur. Among the favorite foreigners will be Frenchman Jean Christophe Peraud and New Zealander Kashi Leuchs. Marathon World Champion Petra Henzi and former World Champion Alison Sydor of Canada are two of the top women expected.
The second round in Winterthur last weekend was won by Florian Vogel (Swisspower Mountainbike-Team) and Maroussia Rusca (Scott Allianz Suisse). Vogel also won the first round, but Irina Kalentieva (Topeak-Ergon) took the women's race in Buchs.
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See full results from the Winterthur round of the Swisspower Cup held April 5-6.