Longo, Osl victorious in Switzerland

Foreigners dominate at Racer Bikes Cup opener in Buchs

750 cyclists from 13 nations competed in the opening round of the Swiss national series, also known as the Racer Bikes Cup. Italian Tony Longo and Austrian Lisi Osl won the elite men's and women's events.

In the men's race Longo (Full Dynamix) defeated German Wolfram Kurschat (Topeak-Ergon Racing Team) and Belgian Roel Paulissen (Cannondale Factory Racing) for the top three spots. Italian Marco Aurelio Fontana and German Manuel Fumic (both Cannondale Factory Racing) rounded out the top five.

One of the favorites, European champion Ralph Naef (Multivan Merida), started the race, despite being sick the previous week, but he ended up having to withdraw. "I still felt not quite fit. I was dizzy and it made no sense to ride the race to the finish," he said.

The Italians and Germans dominated the front of the peloton. The 26-year-old Longo, despite a flat on the fourth lap, during which Paulissen and Kurschat managed to catch him, used his skills descending to re-take the lead and defend it until the end.

“It was a good start to the season. My climbing form was there," said Kurschat. "The conditions though today were the deciding factor and I am sure I could have had Longo on the climb, on the decent it wouldn’t have been worth a crash.  The German had just finished recovering from a wound on his arm sustained in a training accident 10 days prior.
 

21-year-old Thomas Litscher was the best Swiss rider and the best Under 23 rider in sixth place. He was the only Swiss rider in the top 10. Many of Switzerland's top riders were racing in South Africa at the Cape Epic this weekend.

In the women's race, favorite and defending World Cup overall champion Lisi Osl (central Pro Team) of Austria, finished ahead of two Swiss racers, Nathalie Schneitter (Colnago Arreghini Südtirol) and Kathrin Leumann (goldwurst-power / Sputnik).

Jolanda Neff (ewz-Giant MTB-Team) was the best junior women and Stefan Peter (Zentralschweiz) topped the junior field.

Full Results

Elite men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tony Longo (Ita) Full-Dynamix1:38:54 
2Wolfram Kurschat (Ger) Topeak-Ergon Racing Team0:00:58 
3Roel Paulissen (Bel) Cannondale Factory Racing0:01:41 
4Marco Aurelio Fontana (Ita) Cannondale Factory Racing0:03:14 
5Manuel Fumic (Ger) Cannondale Factory Racing0:03:34 
6Thomas Litscher (Swi) M.I.G. Team0:03:43 
7Johnny Cattaneo (Ita) Full-Dynamix0:04:24 
8Moritz Milatz (Ger) Multivan Merida Biking Team0:05:24 
9Robert Mennen (Ger) Topeak-Ergon Racing Team0:07:29 
10Gerhard Kerschbaumer (Ita) Gruppo Sportivo Forestale0:07:46 
11Alexandre Moos (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:07:59 
12Christof Bischof (Swi) Team Bischibikes0:08:02 
13Umberto Corti (Ita) CBE Merida0:08:10 
14Sepp Freiburghaus (Swi) Thömus Racing Team0:08:31 
15Matthias Rupp (Swi) Scott-Swisspower MTB Racing0:09:02 
16Martin Fanger (Swi) Giant-Swiss-Team0:09:11 
17Marcel Bartholet (Swi) Wheeler IXS Swiss Team0:09:34 
18Patrik Gallati (Swi) Scott-Swisspower MTB Racing0:09:43 
19Martin Loo (Est) Infotre Lee Cougan0:09:46 
20Marcel Wildhaber (Swi) Scott-Swisspower MTB Racing0:10:06 
21Jochen Kaess (Ger) Multivan Merida Biking Team0:10:13 
22Marco Arnold (Swi) Giant-Swiss-Team0:10:33 
23Marcel Fleschhut (Ger) Lexware Racing Team0:10:44 
24Jeremy Huguenin (Swi) Giant-Swiss-Team0:10:54 
25Nicolas Lüthi (Swi) Prof Raiffeisen0:11:14 
26Florian Meyer (Swi) Freemountain - Koba0:11:36 
27Frank Beemer (Ned) Trek-Brentjens racingteam0:11:43 
28Markus Bauer (Ger) Lexware Racing Team0:11:52 
29Konny Looser (Swi) Stöckli-Craft0:11:54 
30Shlomi Haimy (Isr) Infotre LeeCougan0:12:45 
31Nicola Rohrbach (Swi) SRM Stevens0:13:01 
32Urs Huber (Swi) Stöckli-Craft0:13:03 
33Michael Hutter (Swi) Pink Gili Swiss0:13:18 
34Daniel Geismayr (Aut) RV-Dornbirn / Vaude Simplon0:13:43 
35Giancarlo Sax (Swi) Thömus Racing Team0:13:51 
36Bryan Falaschi (Swi) Giant Italia Team0:14:02 
37Olof Jonsson (Swi) O2 Orbea0:14:49 
38Severin Disch (Swi) Giant-Swiss-Team0:14:55 
39Lukas Buchli (Swi) Bixs-ixs Pro Team0:15:02 
40Roberto Giacobazzi (Ita) Pavollo nel Frignano0:15:29 
41Tobias Hollenstein (Swi) Giant - Micarna0:15:45 
42Matthias Allenspach (Swi) Tower Sports-VC Eschenbach0:16:25 
43Lars Bleckur (Swe)0:17:31 
-1lapSimon Stiebjahn (Ger) Team Bulls  
-1lapBenjamin Büchi (Swi) GS Domaine du Frigoulet  
-1lapPatrick Tresch (Swi) GU Plus/Thomyk/VMC Silenen  
-1lapChristophe Geiser (Swi) Prof Raiffeisen CCL  
-1lapFabian Strecker (Ger) LEXWARE RACING TEAM  
-1lapFlorian Thie (Swi) MTB Cycletech Racing Team  
-1lapMathias Krähemann (Swi) Bike Team Ramsauer-Micarna  
-1lapUeli Schädler (Swi) Energie MTB Team  
-1lapChristian Bickel (Swi) Total Sport/Steda  
-1lapMarcus Derungs (Swi) Casutt Velos/VC Surselva  
-1lapJoel Niederberger (Swi) Stöckli-Craft  
-1lapPhilipp Maximilian Daum (Ger) Team Haibike  
-1lapJakob Bering (Den) Team Energi Fyn  
-1lapYves Corminboeuf (Swi)  
-1lapValentin Fiderer (Ger) Schneelaufverein Ravensburg  
-1lapFredrik Edin (Swe) Cykloteket Racing Team  
-1lapLucien Besançon (Swi) MTB Cycletech Racing Team  
-1lapJoel Graf (Swi) Fehr Velos Erlen  
-1lapDaniel Eymann (Swi) Thömus Racing Team  
-1lapMirco Widmer (Swi) Giant-Swiss-Team  
-1lapJochen Coconcelli (Ger) Radwerk-Racing Team  
-1lapDamian Perrin (Swi) Free Mountain-Koba/RC Steffisburg  
-1lapTobias Reiser (Ger) TSV Oberammergau/Centurion  
-1lapMarc Metzler (Swi) Pink Gili Swiss  
-1lapDumeni Vincenz (Swi) Thömus Racing Team  
-1lapMarkus Bless (Swi) Tower Sports-VC Eschenbach  
-1lapSamuel Reichen (Swi) Haibike-Swiss IT Repair MTB  
-1lapFelix Günter (Ger) Wheeler- iXS Team  
-1lapSebastian Mordmüller (Ger) Focus Bad Salzdetfurth Racing  
-1lapMartin Haugo (Nor) Hard Rocx Racing Team  
-1lapOliver Schär (Swi) GU Plus/thomyk  
DNFRalph Näf (Swi) Multivan Merida Biking Team  
DNFPascal Meyer (Swi) M.I.G Team  
DNFTimo Modosch (Ger) Ghost Racing Team SSV Wildpoldsried  
DNFMatthias Veit (Ger) Radwerk-Racing Team  
DNFPascal Schmutz (Swi) Corratec World Team  
DNFVinzenz Bader (Ger) TSV Oberammergau  
DNFLucien Peterhans (Swi) Velo Franz/Univega  
DNFLysander Kiesel (Ger) Capic-Team/SSV Wildpoldsried  
DNFSimon Weber (Swi) Merida Suisse Team  
DNFLukas Gerum (Ger) Texpa/Simplon  
Elite women
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Elisabeth Osl (Aut) central Pro Team1:27:11 
2Nathalie Schneitter (Swi) Colnago Arreghini Südtirol0:01:26 
3Katrin Leumann (Swi) goldwurst-power / Sputnik0:01:54 
4Anja Gradl (Ger) central Pro Team0:03:29 
5Elisabeth Brandau (Ger) RSC Schönaich0:04:01 
6Marielle Saner-Guinchard (Swi) BikePark.ch/Scott0:04:17 
7Petra Henzi (Swi) Fischer-BMC0:04:52 
8Mona Eiberweiser (Ger) central Pro Team0:05:19 
9Alexandra Engen (Swe) Rothaus-CUBE MTB Team0:05:32 
10Sarah Koba (Swi) Giant-Swiss-Team0:05:40 
11Hanna Klein (Ger) Rothaus-CUBE MTB Team0:06:55 
12Virginie Pointet (Swi) BikePark.ch/Scott0:07:51 
13Adelheid Morath (Ger) Felt Öztal X-Bionic0:08:39 
14Vivienne Meyer (Swi) Colnago Arreghini Südtirol0:09:15 
15Maria Osl (Aut) Fischer-BMC0:10:44 
16Fabienne Niederberger (Swi) Team Felt0:12:45 
17Michelle Hediger (Swi) Fischer-BMC0:13:02 
18Corina Gantenbein (Swi) Fischer-BMC0:14:55 
19Lorraine Truong (Swi) Prof Raffeisen / CCL0:15:22 
20Barbara Kaltenhauser (Ger) Radsport Oberland0:15:34 
21Marina Giger (Swi) Tower Sports-VC Eschenbach0:16:42 
22Alexa Hüni (Ger) VAUDE Simplon Team0:17:54 
23Gesa Brüchmann (Ger) RSG Nordheide0:19:03 
24Nicole Hanselmann (Swi) team-bike-import.ch0:19:07 
25Catherine Lohri (Swi) Koba0:21:03 
26Nadine Rieder (Ger) RSV Sonthofen0:21:51 
27Chiara Pastore (Ita) Team GebiSistemi0:22:06 
-1lapMélanie Gay (Swi) Zeta Cycling Club  
-1lapMarta Pastore (Ita) Team GebiSistemi  
-1lapTanja Starkermann (Swi) Fischer Junior MTB Team  
-1lapCéline Farner (Swi) Velo Franz/Univega  
-1lapDeborah Spescha (Swi) Thömus Racing Team  
-1lapAndrea Wilhelm (Swi) Tröhler / VC Hittnau  
-2lapsGabrielle Mosset (Swi) Alouettes.ch/C.C.Moutier  
DNFKathrin Stirnemann (Swi) Merida Suisse Team  
DNFTatjana Dold (Ger) Team Easton Rockets  
DNFJane Nüssli (Swi) credo-bikes.com / Aegeri Bike Club  
DNFSofia Pezzatti (Swi) Team Wittwer  
DNFJulia Haase (Ger) TSV Böhringen  
DNFRenate Nesensohn (Aut) Bike Works Feldkirch  
Junior men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Stefan Peter (Swi) TG Zentralschweiz1:33:44 
2Roger Walder (Swi) Scott-Swisspower MTB Racing0:01:44 
3Lars Forster (Swi) Tower Sports-VC Eschenbach0:02:09 
4Kevin Krieg (Swi) PBR-Matic Swiss MTB Team0:02:40 
5Patrick Lüthi (Swi) Prof Raiffeisen CCL0:04:23 
6Fabian Paumann (Swi) Merida Suisse Team0:05:28 
7Florian Chenaux (Swi) Vélo-Club Fribourg0:05:43 
8Matthias Zink (Ger) Lexware Racing Team - SV Kirchzarten0:07:14 
9Tobias Spescha (Swi) Merida Suisse Team0:08:09 
10Erik Jonsson (Swi) Jonsson Dom Cycle0:08:29 
11Elia Omodei (Swi) VC Wohlen / SCOTT Radsport Stutz0:08:34 
12Julian Schelb (Ger) Lexware Racing Team - SV Kirchzarten0:09:09 
13Jonas Loretz (Swi) Thömus Racing Team0:09:12 
14Lukas Kuch (Ger) Mtb Teck0:09:20 
15Edoardo Bonetto (Ita) Team GebiSistemi0:09:30 
16Severin Lehmann (Ger) TB Neuffen0:09:47 
17Philipp Hediger (Swi) Fischer Junior MTB Team0:09:52 
18Severin Sägesser (Swi) Thömus Racing Team0:09:52 
19Bryan Allemann (Swi) BikePark.ch/Scott0:10:20 
20Janos Ruch (Swi) Fischer Junior MTB Team0:11:01 
21Laurent Gampp (Ger) Lexware Racing Team - SV Kirchzarten0:11:04 
22Dylan Page (Swi) Dom Cycle / VC Rennaz0:11:04 
23Max Weber (Ger) MHW Cube Racing Team0:12:54 
24Michael Feinauer (Ger) MHW Cube Racing Team0:13:10 
25Nick Albrecht (Swi) Race Team - RV Stadt Winterthur0:14:32 
26Nicolas Samparisi (Ita) Macosta / FM Bikes0:14:57 
27Lorenzo Samparisi (Ita) Macosta / FM Bikes0:15:05 
28Fabian Hörz (Ger) TB Neuffen0:15:15 
29Jan-Eric Müller (Ger) MHW Cube Racing Team0:15:45 
30Daniel Nientiedt (Ger) SC Rosenheim / Ghost Racing Team0:16:24 
31Louis Wolf (Ger) MHW Cube Racing Team0:16:28 
32Rico Von Burg (Swi) Thömus Racing Team0:17:03 
33Daniel Humm (Swi) Tempo-Sport Cannondale Team/VC Wädenswil0:17:17 
34Maxime Ebel (Swi) Frenetic Bernasconi HiRe0:17:42 
35Florian Suter (Swi) Fischer Junior MTB Team0:18:04 
36Claude Koster (Swi) MTB Cycletech Racing Team0:18:35 
37Marc Schärli (Swi) Fischer-BMC0:18:48 
38Silvan Kälin (Swi) TG Zentralschweiz/RV Einsiedeln0:18:52 
39Michael Stünzi (Swi) Haibike-Swiss IT Repair MTB0:19:01 
40Jan Gafner (Swi) Prof Raiffeisen CCL0:19:05 
-1lapRonny Koller (Swi) RSS-Rheintal  
-1lapJohannes Gujan (Swi) VC Surselva  
-1lapSilvan Casutt (Swi) biketeam.gr  
-1lapNico Tambarikas (Swi) RT-Bike  
-1lapFabian Häberli (Swi) fehr-velos.ch  
-1lapNiculin Just (Swi) biketeam.gr  
-1lapDominik Risi (Swi) TG Zentralschweiz / RMC Kerns-Kägiswil  
-1lapMarian Burkhardt (Ger) Team Easton Rockets Co  
-1lapTobias Gees (Swi) VC-Meiringen-Brienz  
-1lapTobias Schraner (Swi) Fischer-BMC  
-1lapChristian Höß (Ger) Team Radsport Greiner  
-1lapPascal Stettler (Swi) Fischer Junior MTB Team  
-1lapRaphael Kyburz (Swi) RC Gränichen  
-1lapRemo Bislin (Swi) Bike 4 Fun  
-1lapKilian Badrutt (Swi) biketeam.gr  
-1lapMichael Grod (Swi) VBT-Seetal  
-1lapPascal Dieterich (Swi) Team Hobi-Bau AG-M.F.Hügler / Hittnau  
DNFSascha Bleher (Ger) TSV Dettingen/Erms  
DNFPhilipp Scheläschus (Ger) TSV Böhringen / Team KochEngineering  
DNFDavide Aguzzi (Ita) Macosta / FM Bikes  
DNFDaniel Zugg (Aut) Intersport Racing Team  
DNFMichele Manenti (Ita) Macosta / FM Bikes  
DNFRoger Jenny (Swi) Bike 4 Fun  
DNFMike Bölts (Ger) Lexware Racing Team - SV Kirchzarten  
DNFVictor Nissle (Ger) TSV Dettingen/ Team Schneiderhan-Bergamont  
DNFMichaël Ryter (Swi) Zeta Cycling Club  
Junior women
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jolanda Neff (Swi) ewz-Giant MTB-Team1:12:31 
2Johanna Techt (Ger) TSV Niederstaufen / Ghost Racing Team0:01:11 
3Helen Grobert (Ger) Lexware Racing Team - SV Kirchzarten0:04:11 
4Lisa Mitterbauer (Aut) BikePark.ch/Scott0:06:00 
5Linda Indergand (Swi) TG Zentralschweiz/IG RS-Uri0:09:14 
6Vania Schumacher (Swi) Merida Suisse Team0:12:16 
7Fabienne Andres (Swi) Cannondale Küttel/VMC Hägglingen0:14:30 
8Sophia Ries (Ger) TSV Dettingen Erms/Team Vaude Simplon0:15:28 
9Chiara Eberle (Ger) TSV Dettingen/ Team Mountain Heroes0:15:30 
10Lena Wehrle (Ger) RSV St. Märgen / Rothaus-Cube U210:21:12 
11Romaine Wenger (Swi) Thömus/ Bergsportcenter0:21:24 
12Regina Genser (Ger) BIKE Junior Team / BSB Bayreuth0:21:37 
-1lapVanessa Kleih (Ger) TSV Dettingen / Team Schneiderhan-Bergamont  
-1lapCarmen Wolfer (Ger) MTB-Teck Team Nolte Küchen  
-1lapCarmen Gehriger (Swi) Team-Brander.ch  
DNFJil Saxer (Swi) Fischer Junior MTB Team  
Amateurs & Masters
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Markus Schulte-Lünzum (Ger) M.I.G.Team1:33:46 
2Lukas Loretz (Swi) Giant-Swiss-Team0:00:00 
3Reto Indergand (Swi) TG Zentralschweiz/IG RS-Uri0:00:43 
4Marcel Braun (Ger) Team Easton Rockets / TV Oberlengenhardt0:02:53 
5Gustav Wildhaber (Swi) Raiffeisen/Susobike0:04:20 
6Marc Stutzmann (Swi) Free Mountain - Koba / RSC Aaretal Münsingen0:04:20 
7Xavier Dafflon (Swi) PRO Cycles-SCOTT-NewWork0:04:35 
8Moreno Trabucchi (Ita) Paduano Martina Racing0:04:39 
9Matthias Stirnemann (Swi) Merida Suisse Team0:05:57 
10Ramon Krebs (Swi) Free Mountain - Koba0:06:22 
11Michael Wildhaber (Swi) Tower Sports-VC Eschenbach0:06:47 
12Mike Schuler (Swi) TG Zentralschweiz0:06:53 
13David Baumann (Swi) Haibike-Swiss IT Repair MTB0:07:23 
14Daniel Kaufmann (Swi) Haibike-Swiss IT Repair MTB0:07:50 
15Sebastian Ostertag (Swi) VC Wädenswil/velo-reichmuth.ch0:07:56 
16Michael Wanski (Ger) TV Oberlengenhardt0:09:17 
17Yann Montavon (Swi) Alouettes.ch/C.C.Moutier0:09:29 
18Rick Reimann (Swi) PBR MATIC Swiss MTB Team0:09:36 
19Timo Häfner (Ger) Radwerk-Racing Team0:09:56 
20Marcus Nicolai (Ger) TSV Dettingen/ Team Bulls0:10:34 
21Michael Wicki (Swi) RSS Rheintal / Team Radsportfrei0:10:43 
22Marcel Knecht (Swi) CSI Group MTB Team0:11:20 
23Sandro Soncin (Swi) Goodsport-Giant0:12:01 
24Aurélien Sottas (Swi)0:12:08 
25Adrien Buntschu (Swi) Texner-BMC-Groupe Mutuel0:13:39 
26Sandro Kessler (Swi) biketeam.gr0:13:46 
27Daniele Zucconi (Swi) Merida Suisse Team0:14:10 
28Mario Waibel (Ger) Team Cmtb0:14:30 
29Frei Michael (Swi) Velo Franz-Univega0:14:53 
30Adrian Sauer (Ger) SC Hausach/Neumayer0:15:47 
31Fabian Obrist (Swi) RV Winterthur/ Stevens0:15:54 
32Adrian Amsler (Swi) Velo Franz-Univega0:16:02 
33Roger Winkler (Swi) BikeZone/VBC Rupperswil0:16:39 
34Benedikt Mündle (Lie) Merida Liechtenstein0:17:06 
35Benjamin Oesterle (Ger) MHW Cube Racing Team0:18:23 
36Ralph Federer (Swi) Bike Team Ramsauer-Micarna0:18:30 
37Pim Heinrich (Swi) FRM TG Zentralschweiz0:19:08 
38Pascal Eichenberger (Swi) Team Singer Felt0:19:23 
39Michel Woerner (Swi) VCR / Goldwurstpower.ch / Pete's0:20:50 
-1lapSimon Staufner (Ger) Team Cmtb  
-1lapCyrill Meier (Swi)  
-1lapMirco Zürcher (Swi) BSK Graf/VC Volketswil  
-1lapSimon Fankhauser (Swi) MTB Cycletech Racing Team  
-1lapMarco Wildhaber (Swi) Suso Bike Walenstadt  
-1lapRobin Böhi (Swi) Ramsauer-Micarna  
-1lapSebastian Feige (Ger) Team Cmtb  
-1lapPatrick Gobat (Swi) Alouettes.ch/C.C.Moutier  
-1lapDavid Stadelmann (Aut) Union RV-Dornbirn  
DNFJeffrey Andris (Ger) MHW Cube Racing Team  
DNFOliver Windler (Swi) Team Ullmann Yeti  
DNFRafael Haubensak (Swi) fehr-velos.ch  
DNFMatthias Lauk (Swi) Energie MTB Team  
DNFLars Granberg (Nor) Vindafjord Sk  
DNFMatthias Reichart (Ger) RV Lindau  
DNFYves Albrecht (Swi) Race Team - RV Stadt Winterthur  
DNFBenoît Grelier (Fra) SCOTT / P.B.  
DNFSascha Burghardt (Ger) Rig Freiburg  
DNFStephan Noser (Lie) DRIFT Bike Shop  
DNFLuca Formoso (Swi) Cycle-Shop  
DNFJeremias Marti (Swi) TG-Zentralschweiz  
DNFYannick Burkhardt (Ger) Team Easton Rockets Co  

 

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