Round one of the SwissPower cup will start this Sunday in Buchs with the company of many Olympic hopefuls and top Swiss and international riders like Ralf Naf, Jose Antonio Hermida, Manuel Fumic, Nino Schurter, Florian Vogel, cross country world champion Irina Kalentieva, Sabine Spitz, and marathon world champion Petra Henzi, Sarah Koba, Renata Bucher, and Kathrin Leumann. World Champion Julien Absalon is confirmed for the rounds in Savognin and Bern, but will not be at the start in Buchs.
The course will feature steep ascents and descents and technical challenges and is expected to draw 750 racers from 14 nations.
Swisspower Cup 2008
March 29-30: Buchs (C1)
April 5-6: Winterthur (C2)
April 12-13: Muttenz (C1)
May 24-25: Gränichen (C1)
June 28-29: Champéry (C1)
July 12-13: Savognin (C2)
July 19-20: Seon
September 6-7: Bern (Final) (HC)
For more information, visit www.swisspowercup.ch.