Sauser to lead Swiss world championship mountain bike team

Swiss select 41 racers to represent in Australia

The Swiss cycling federation selected its team for the 2009 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships in Canberra, Australia from September 1-6. A complete roster of cross country, downhill, four cross and trials team members is below.

Perhaps the best-known member of the squad is Christoph Sauser (Specialized Factory Racing), who will head Down Under to defend his cross country world championship title, which he won last year in Val di Sole, Italy.

Swiss Team for the 2009 UCI Mountain Bike and Trials World Championships

Elite women cross country: Nathalie Schneitter, Petra Henzi, Katrin Leumann, Marielle Saner Guinchard, Esther Süss
Elite men cross country: Ralph Näf, Florian Vogel, Nino Schurter, Martin Gujan, Lukas Flückiger, Christoph Sauser

Under 23 women cross country: Kathrin Stirnemann, Vivienne Meyer
Under 23 men cross country: Thomas Litscher, Lukas Kaufmann, Mathias Flückiger, Fabian Giger, Martin Fanger, Sepp Freiburghaus

Junior women cross country: Michelle Hediger, Vania Schumacher, Nicole Hanselmann, Reto Indergand
Junior men cross country: Matthias Stirnemann, Roger Walder, Lukas Loretz, Emilien Barben, Pascal Meyer

Downhill women:
Emilie Siegenthaler
Downhill men: Nick Beer, Marcel Beer

Four cross men:
Roger Rinderknecht, David Graf, Lucia Oetjen

Trials women:
Karin Moor
Trials men: Roger Keller, Stefan Moor, Sebastian Honegger, Loris Braun, Lars Zysset, Louka Réal

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