This weekend marks the first Swisspower Cup of 2007, to be held for the first time in Schaan, Lichtenstein. The elite categories are expected to draw 160 racers to vie for the prize money and prestige associated with the popular races. About 800 amateur racers are also expected.
Three time world champion and Olympic winner Julien Absalon is the favorite in the men's race. He will be joined by Under 23 racer Nino Schurter, and Sweden's Fredrik Kessiakoff, and Italy's Tony Longo.
Russian Irina Kalentieva, who's living in Germany, German champion and former world champion Sabine Spitz, and Petra Henzi will go head to head in the women's field.