The Scott-Swisspower team got its season off to a good start last weekend when it took the top two places at the Maremma Cup in Massa Marittima, Italy. Swiss national champion Florian Vogel won the race ahead of teammate Nino Schurter. The two showed that their efforts at a three-week training camp in Stellenbosch, South Africa, had paid off.
Last July, the team announced Scott as a new title sponsor for its successful team, which amassed over 50 medals and international championships between 2002 and 2008. The team aims to put the best Swiss talents, managed by Thomas Frischknecht and Andi Seeli, on Scott's bikes for still more success going forward.
For 2009, the team welcomed two new racers, Marcel Wildhaber, a cyclo-cross specialist in the elite category and Roger Walder, a talented junior rider.