Vogel wins over Sauser in Engleberg

Favorite Leumann wins women's race

As a sort of preview for the Swiss Championships next weekend, the Swiss Racer Bikes Cup was run in Engleberg on Sunday. In the men's race, European Champion Florian Vogel won ahead of World Champion Christoph Sauser. In the women's race, Katrin Leumann (goldwurst-power / Sputnik) won in front of Nathalie Schneitter (Colnago).

For Sauser, it was his first race in Switzerland since he won the world championships last year. On the 3,200m course, the pace was extraordinarily high from the start. Silvio Bundi (Giant-Swiss-Team) set the pace, but then Vogel took over along with Martin Gujan (Cannondale Factory Racing), Martin Fanger (Giant-Swiss-Team), Lukas Flückiger (23 degrees/Trek).

Fanger, just 21, delighted fans by staying for awhile with the leaders before he faded.

In the seventh of ten laps, Vogel finally escaped the group and held the lead until the end. Sauser got a bad start and at the half-way point, he was only in 10th position, but he rode a powerful finish to the race, and on the ninth lap, he battled Lukas Flückiger for second. Sauser took second with Flückiger in third.

Martin Gujan (Cannondale Factory Racing) was fourth, and Fanger finished fifth and as the best Under 23 rider.

Favorite Kathrin Leumann, Swiss champion, won the women's race by three minutes over Nathalie Schneitter. Vivienne Meyer surprised with a strong third place.

Michelle Hediger (Fischer-BMC) won the junior women's race ahead of Mariske Strauss (MTN) and Tanja Starkermann (Fischer Junior MTB Team).

Matthias Stirnemann (Merida Suisse Team) took the junior men's race ahead of Reto Indergand (TG Zentralschweiz/IG RS-Uri) and Lukas Loretz (Giant-Swiss-Team).

Matthias Rupp won the Amateur & Masters race once more.

Results
Elite men
1Florian Vogel (Swi) Scott-Swisspower MTB Racing1:41:28 
2Christoph Sauser (Swi) Specialized0:01:06 
3Lukas Flückiger (Swi) 23 degrees/Trek0:01:17 
4Martin Gujan (Swi) Cannondale Factory Racing0:03:20 
5Martin Fanger (Swi) Giant-Swiss-Team0:04:12 
6Nicola Rohrbach (Swi) central GHOST Pro Team0:05:10 
7Alessandro Gambino (Ita) Racing Team KTM-Dayco0:05:16 
8Marcel Wildhaber (Swi) Scott-Swisspower MTB Racing0:05:36 
9Jeremy Huguenin (Swi) Giant-Swiss-Team0:06:14 
10Silvio Bundi (Swi) Giant-Swiss-Team0:06:51 
11Mathias Flückiger (Swi) 23 degrees/Trek0:06:57 
12Cristian Cominelli (Ita) Gewiss Bianchi0:07:04 
13Marco Arnold (Swi) Gisler-Craft0:07:43 
14Severin Disch (Swi) Giant-Swiss-Team0:07:58 
15Ueli Schädler (Swi) Energie MTB Team0:09:25 
16Joris Boillat (Swi) Frenetic-Bernasconi0:11:44 
-2lapsPascal Schmutz (Swi) Corratec World Team  
-2lapsTobias Hollenstein (Swi) Bike Team Ramsauer-Micarna  
-2lapsPieter Bruynseels (Bel) Afdeling Antwerpen / WBV  
-2lapsPatrick Tresch (Swi) GU Plus/Thomyk/VMC Silenen  
-2lapsRudolf Biedermann (Swi) Team Mahu  
-2lapsGilles Sarrazin (Fra) BH Suntour  
-2lapsJonas Baumann (Swi) Haibike-Swiss IT Repair MTB  
-2lapsRodrigo Sigre (Arg) Argentina MTB National Team  
-2lapsMatthias Allenspach (Swi) Tower Sports-VC Eschenbach  
-2lapsMathias Krähemann (Swi) Bike Team Ramsauer-Micarna  
-2lapsRodrigo Darnay (Arg) Argentina MTB National Team  
-2lapsBenjamin Büchi (Swi) Scott RV Winterthur  
DNFFlorian Meyer (Swi) MTB Cycletech Racing Team  
DNFBrendon Sharratt (NZl) Merida Bikes New Zealand  
DNFSebastian Batchelor (GBr) Sandy Wallace Cycles  
DNFDaniel Eymann (Swi) Thömus Racing Team  
DNFPatrik Gallati (Swi) Scott-Swisspower MTB Racing  
DNFMichael Hutter (Swi) Pink Gili Swiss  
Elite women
1Katrin Leumann (Swi) goldwurst-power / Sputnik1:42:21 
2Nathalie Schneitter (Swi) Colnago0:03:09 
3Vivienne Meyer (Swi) Colnago0:05:22 
4Corina Gantenbein (Swi) ewz.biketeam.gr0:08:14 
5Chloe Forsman (USA) USA Cycling MTB0:10:37 
6Sarah Koba (Swi) Giant-Swiss-Team0:11:10 
7Lydia Tanner (USA) USA Cycling MTB0:12:42 
8Fabienne Niederberger (Swi) X.O.-Felt0:14:25 
-1lapKarin Rappo (Swi) Mahu  
-1lapMarina Giger (Swi) Tower Sports-VC Eschenbach  
-1lapDeborah Spescha (Swi) ewz.biketeam.gr  
-1lapDaniela Stünzi (Swi) Haibike-Swiss IT Repair MTB  
-1lapGabrielle Mosset (Swi) Free Velo Passion VCFM  
DNFKathrin Stirnemann (Swi) Merida Suisse Team  
DNFPaula Quiros (Arg) National Team Argentina  
DNFCéline Farner (Swi) Velo Franz/Univega  
DNFJoelle Schmutz (Swi) Corratec Worl Team  
Junior men
1Matthias Stirnemann (Swi) Merida Suisse Team1:29:40 
2Reto Indergand (Swi) TG Zentralschweiz/IG RS-Uri0:01:28 
3Lukas Loretz (Swi) Giant-Swiss-Team0:02:57 
4Emilien Barben (Swi) Zeta Cycling Club0:05:07 
5Martin Strebel (Swi) Fischer Junior MTB Team0:06:23 
6Marc Stutzmann (Swi) MTB Cycletech Racing Team0:06:30 
7Michael Stünzi (Swi) Haibike-Swiss IT Repair MTB0:06:49 
8Fabian Paumann (Swi) Merida Suisse Team0:07:08 
9Rick Reimann (Swi) PBR-Matic Swiss Team0:07:37 
10Claude Koster (Swi) MTB Cycletech Racing Team0:07:46 
11Stefan Peter (Swi) TG Zentralschweiz0:08:44 
12Mike Schuler (Swi) TG Zentralschweiz0:09:13 
13Janos Ruch (Swi) Fischer Junior MTB Team0:09:22 
14Kevin Krieg (Swi) RRC Diessenhofen0:09:38 
15Marc Schärli (Swi) RC Gränichen0:10:28 
16Florian Kaufmann (Swi) Hobi-Bau/MF.Hügler Wetzikon0:11:05 
17Pim Heinrich (Swi) TG-Zentralschweiz.ch0:11:20 
18Kevin Santana (Arg) Argentina MTB National Team0:11:42 
19Severin Sägesser (Swi) Thömus Racing Team0:12:00 
20Antonio Capo (Arg) Argentina MTB National Team0:12:26 
21Mike Bölts (Ger) Lexware-Racing-Team0:12:32 
-1lapSamuel Bieri (Swi) Tower Sports-VC Eschenbach  
-1lapPatrick Lüthi (Swi) Prof - Raiffeisen  
-1lapAnthony Grand (Swi) DOM Cycle / VC Rennaz  
-1lapBenedikt Mündle (Lie) Merida Liechtenstein  
-1lapSimon Faust (Swi) Hobi-Bau/MF.Hügler Wetzikon  
-1lapKevin Fish (USA) USA Cycling MTB  
-1lapJohannes Gujan (Swi) VC Surselva  
-1lapPascal Stettler (Swi) Fischer Junior MTB Team  
-1lapWill Curtis (USA) USA Cycling MTB  
-1lapTobias Fedier (Swi) VC Horgen  
-1lapDaniel Humm (Swi) VC Wädenswil/Radnroll Bike Team  
-1lapJavier Etcheto (Arg) Argentina MTB National Team  
-1lapMarc Hermann (Swi) ewz.biketeam.gr  
-1lapRobin Böhi (Swi) Velothek-Baloise  
-1lapBryce Gordon (USA) USA Cycling MTB  
-1lapMaxime Ebel (Swi) Prof Raiffeisen  
-1lapDavis Bentley (USA) USA Cycling MTB  
-2lapsAndreas Kälin (Swi) Garage Kälin  
-2lapsFabian Aschwanden (Swi) VMC Silenen/IG Radsport Uri  
-2lapsDaniel Hagmann (Swi) Koba.ch  
DNFMarc Flury (Swi) Thömus Racing Team  
DNFKieran Hambrook (NZl) New Zealand  
DNFRoger Walder (Swi) Scott-Swisspower MTB Racing  
Junior women
1Michelle Hediger (Swi) Fischer-BMC1:35:42 
2Mariske Strauss (Rsa) MTN0:02:07 
3Tanja Starkermann (Swi) Fischer Junior MTB Team0:08:56 
4Julie Berteaux (Fra) VTT Conliege Bassin0:13:46 
5Deborah Motsch (Fra) Breiz Mountain0:15:23 
-1lapAurelia Sonderegger (Swi) PBR-Matic  
-1lapSeraina Gasser (Swi) Tower Sports-VC Eschenbach  
-1lapJill Behlen (USA) USA Cycling MTB  
-1lapAgostina Quiros (Arg) Argentina MTB National Team  
DNFCéline Ernst (Swi) Stöckli Racing Team  
DNFVerena Brunner (Arg) Argentina MTB National Team  
Amateurs and Masters
1Matthias Rupp (Swi) Scott-Swisspower MTB Racing1:30:10 
2Olof Jonsson (Swi) Corratec World Team0:02:01 
3Mirco Widmer (Swi) Fischer Junior MTB Team0:04:08 
4Marc Metzler (Swi) Pink Gili Swiss0:05:56 
5Florian Thie (Swi) MTB Cycletech Racing Team0:06:50 
6Thomas Weber (Swi) ewz.biketeam.gr0:06:52 
7Sebastian Ostertag (Swi) VC Wädenswil/velo-reichmuth.ch0:06:56 
8Matthias Lauk (Swi) Energie MTB Team0:06:59 
9Daniel Christen (Swi) VC Stans/GS Thalmann0:07:44 
10Simon Weber (Swi) Merida Suisse Team0:08:01 
11Roland Häfeli (Swi) Fischer-BMC0:08:16 
12Daniel Kaufmann (Swi) Haibike-Swiss IT Repair MTB0:08:19 
13Lucien Besancon (Swi) Velocenter Wangen a.A.0:08:25 
14Dumeni Vincenz (Swi) Thömus Racing Team0:08:57 
15Sandro Hediger (Swi) Fischer Junior MTB Team0:10:14 
16Arnaud Grand (Swi) Thömus Racing Team0:11:42 
17Philipp Gerber (Swi) Thömus Racing Team0:11:54 
18Michael Wildhaber (Swi) Tower Sports-VC Eschenbach0:12:17 
-1lapManuel Ritter (Swi) MTB Cycletech Racing Team  
-1lapJeremias Marti (Swi) TG-Zentralschweiz.ch  
-1lapUeli Nauer (Swi) thomyK/RV Einsiedeln  
-1lapMarcel Bader (Swi) VBT Seetal  
-1lapPatrick Gobat (Swi) Free Velo Passion VCFM  
-1lapChristian Bickel (Swi) Total Sport/Steda  
-2lapsBenjamin Loretz (Swi) Thömus Racing Team  
-2lapsLuca Formoso (Swi) Cycle Shop/RV Winterthur  
-2lapsBenjamin Walker (Swi) VMC Erstfeld/IG RS Uri  
DNFBenoit Grelier (Swi) Scott/Pedale Bulloise  
DNFSandro Kessler (Swi) ewz.biketeam.gr  
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