Schurter wins home race

Süss victorious in women's contest

There were no surprises at the Racer Bikes Cup round in Flims, Switzerland, on Saturday afternoon, when World Champion Nino Schurter (Scott Swisspower) and Esther Süss (Wheeler-IXS Pro Team) won.

Local hero Schurter finished 12 seconds ahead of Lukas Flückiger (Trek World Racing) at the the finish. Heat and the circuit proved to be selective in determining the race's outcome. On lap one of eight total, Schurter, Martin Gujan (Cannondale) and the two Flückiger brothers established themselves quickly as the leaders, with a gap to the rest of the field.

The world's best ranked Under 23 rider Matthias Flückiger (Trek World Racing) put in a strong performance, but suffered a flat tire during lap two and had to make a comeback to work his way back onto the podium.

Schurter got away on lap four and got himself a lead of almost a minute. On the finale lap, Lukas Flückiger managed to come close to Schurter, but the local favorite held on for the victory.

Despite his flat, Matthias Flückiger worked his way back into third place.

In the women's race, European marathon champion Esther Süss won her final test before the European Championships next week in Israel. She built a steady lead from the start of the six-lap race, and at the end, she finished one and a half minutes ahead of German Elisabeth Brandau (Team Haibike) and the third-placed Sarah Koba (Team Giant Swiss).

Roger Walder (Scott Swisspower) and Linda Indergand (FRM TG Zentralschweiz/IG-RS Uri) won the junior men's and women's races while Matthias Stirnemann (Merida Suisse) won the amateur and masters category.

The next major Swiss race is the National Championships in Gränichen in two weekends although the race will not count toward the Racer Bikes Cup series.

Results

Elite men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Nino Schurter (Swi) Scott-Swisspower MTB Racing1:42:15 
2Lukas Flückiger (Swi) Trek World Racing0:00:12 
3Mathias Flückiger (Swi) Trek World Racing0:02:37 
4Martin Gujan (Swi) Cannondale Factory Racing0:03:37 
5Marcel Wildhaber (Swi) Scott-Swisspower MTB Racing0:04:37 
6Pascal Meyer (Swi) M.I.G Bike Team0:06:33 
7Sepp Freiburghaus (Swi) Thömus Racing Team0:07:31 
8Silvio Bundi (Swi) ewz-Giant MTB-Team0:08:16 
9Severin Disch (Swi) Giant-Swiss-Team0:08:31 
10Balz Weber (Swi) DS-Rennsport0:08:53 
11Chun Hing Chan (HKg) National Team Hong Kong0:09:23 
12Patrik Gallati (Swi) Scott-Swisspower MTB Racing0:09:37 
13Giancarlo Sax (Swi) Thömus Racing Team0:09:43 
14Christian Bickel (Swi) christianbickel.ch/RV Winterthur0:10:42 
15Mirco Widmer (Swi) Giant-Swiss-Team0:11:26 
16Dirk Peters (NZl) Rotorua0:12:02 
17Michele Casagrande (Ita) Elettroveneta Corratec (Italia)0:12:35 
18Michael Hutter (Swi) Pink Gili Swiss0:13:18 
19Pascal Ketterer (Ger) Wheeler- iXS Team0:14:22 
-1lapDaniel Eymann (Swi) Thömus Racing Team  
-1lapDumeni Vincenz (Swi) Thömus Racing Team  
-1lapFlorian Thie (Swi) MTB Cycletech Racing Team  
-1lapTobias Hollenstein (Swi) Giant-Swiss-Team  
-1lapManuel Ebert (Ita) A.S.C. Tiroler Radler Bozen  
-1lapFlorian Meyer (Swi) Freemountain - Koba  
-1lapMatthias Allenspach (Swi) Tower Sports-VC Eschenbach  
-1lapSamuel Reichen (Swi) Haibike-Swiss IT Repair MTB  
-1lapLucien Peterhans (Swi) Velo Franz/Univega  
-1lapBradford Perley (USA) USA National MTB Team  
-1lapMarkus Bless (Swi) Tower Sports-VC Eschenbach  
-1lapZachary Keller (USA) USA National MTB Team  
-1lapNate Byrom (USA) USA National MTB Team  
-1lapAdam Parke (USA) USA National MTB Team  
DNFMatthias Rupp (Swi) Scott-Swisspower MTB Racing  
DNFRobert Kircher (Aut) Tango-Cycling-Future Team  
DNFPatrick Tresch (Swi) GU Plus/Thomyk/VMC Silenen  
DNFMarc Metzler (Swi) Pink Gili Swiss  
DNFJonas Baumann (Swi) Haibike-Swiss IT Repair MTB  
DNFYves Corminboeuf (Swi)  
DNFMathias Krähemann (Swi) Bike Team Ramsauer-Micarna  
DNFLucien Besançon (Swi) MTB Cycletech Racing Team  
Elite women
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Esther Süss (Swi) Wheeler-IXS Pro Team1:30:05 
2Elisabeth Brandau (Ger) Team Haibike0:01:33 
3Sarah Koba (Swi) Giant-Swiss-Team0:04:13 
4Marielle Saner-Guinchard (Swi) BikePark.ch/Scott0:05:28 
5Kathrin Stirnemann (Swi) Merida Suisse Team0:07:08 
6Hanna Klein (Ger) Rothaus-CUBE MTB Team0:08:43 
7Fabienne Niederberger (Swi) Felt0:12:05 
8Asa Erlandsson (Swe) Cube-Biketoyz / Varbergs MTB0:12:59 
9Michelle Hediger (Swi) Fischer-BMC0:13:09 
10Renata Bucher (Swi) Stöckli - Craft0:15:20 
11Lorraine Truong (Swi) Prof Raiffeisen/ccl0:15:43 
12Nadine Rieder (Ger) FBI racingteam.youngstars0:16:15 
13Nicole Hanselmann (Swi) bike-import.ch0:18:16 
14Cornelia Schuster (Ita) SSV Pichl Gsies Raiffeisen0:18:56 
-1lapAlexa Hüni (Ger) VAUDE Simplon Team  
-1lapCorina Gantenbein (Swi) Fischer-BMC  
-1lapMarina Giger (Swi) Tower Sports-VC Eschenbach  
-1lapCatherine Lohri (Swi) Koba  
-1lapTanja Starkermann (Swi) Fischer Junior MTB Team  
-1lapLydia Tanner (USA) USA National MTB Team  
-1lapDarya Zaytseva (Rus) KARO Film  
-1lapVirginie Pointet (Swi) BikePark.ch/Scott  
-1lapTherese Rhodes (Aus) Merida Flight Centre Australia  
DNFCéline Farner (Swi) Velo Franz/Univega  
Junior men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Roger Walder (Swi) Scott-Swisspower MTB Racing1:23:08 
2Michael Stünzi (Swi) Haibike-Swiss IT Repair MTB0:01:36 
3Tobias Spescha (Swi) Merida Suisse Team0:01:55 
4Janos Ruch (Swi) Fischer Junior MTB Team0:02:04 
5Lars Forster (Swi) Tower Sports-VC Eschenbach0:02:27 
6Fabian Paumann (Swi) Merida Suisse Team0:02:35 
7Jonas Loretz (Swi) Thömus Racing Team0:02:36 
8Richard Anderson (NZl) Avanti Bikes0:02:37 
9Claude Koster (Swi) MTB Cycletech Racing Team0:03:12 
10Valentin Berset (Swi) ACBroye / Dom Cycle0:03:46 
11Roger Jenny (Swi) Bike 4 Fun0:03:58 
12Florian Chenaux (Swi) Vélo-Club Fribourg/ Cycles Pache0:04:17 
13Philipp Hediger (Swi) Fischer Junior MTB Team0:04:38 
14Severin Sägesser (Swi) Thömus Racing Team0:05:14 
15Armin Kiebacher (Ita) A.S.V. St. Lorenzen0:05:42 
16Bryan Allemann (Swi) BikePark.ch/Scott0:06:27 
17Florian Suter (Swi) Fischer Junior MTB Team0:06:37 
18Silvan Kälin (Swi) TG Zentralschweiz/RV Einsiedeln0:06:58 
19Kevin Krieg (Swi) PBR-Matic Swiss MTB Team0:07:15 
20Erik Jonsson (Swi) Jonsson Dom Cycle-Merida0:08:06 
21Dylan Page (Swi) Dom Cycle / VC Rennaz0:08:34 
22Matthias Zink (Ger) Lexware Racing Team0:09:15 
23Even Sverdrup Augdal (Nor) Ringerike Sykkelklubb0:09:38 
24Marc Schärli (Swi) Fischer-BMC0:11:06 
25Alexey Solovyev (Rus) KARO Film0:11:17 
26Ronny Koller (Swi) RSS Rheintal0:11:32 
27Nikita Chubukov (Rus) KARO Film0:11:50 
28Lukas Überall (Aut) Tom's Pro Kirchberg0:12:03 
29Dominik Risi (Swi) TG Zentralschweiz/RMC Kerns0:12:39 
30Patrick Lüthi (Swi) Prof Raiffeisen CCL0:12:54 
31Jan Gafner (Swi) Prof Raiffeisen CCL0:13:09 
32Brian Brog (Swi) Free-Mountain-Koba-Team0:13:16 
33Daniel Humm (Swi) Tempo-Sport Cannondale/VC Wädenswil0:14:57 
34Fredrik Haraldseth (Nor) BOC0:15:53 
35Yann Rausis (Swi)0:16:12 
36Rico Von Burg (Swi) Thömus Racing Team0:17:14 
37Maxi Maier (Ger) MTB-Club-München / Team Merida-Schulte0:19:48 
-1lapMichael Grod (Swi) VBT-Seetal  
-1lapNick Albrecht (Swi) Race Team - RV Stadt Winterthur  
-1lapFelix Wiesbauer (Aut) Tom's Pro Kirchberg  
-1lapMaxime Ebel (Swi) Frenetic Bernasconi HiRe  
-1lapPascal Nay (Swi) Thömus Bike Team  
-1lapTobias Schraner (Swi) Fischer-BMC  
-1lapNiculin Just (Swi) biketeam.gr  
-1lapElia Omodei (Swi) VC Wohlen/Scott Radsport Stutz  
-1lapJames Hanus (Aus)  
-1lapPascal Stettler (Swi) Fischer Junior MTB Team  
DNFSascha Bleher (Ger) M.I.G Bike Team  
DNFNico Tambarikas (Swi) RSS-Rheintal  
DNFSilvan Casutt (Swi) biketeam.gr  
Junior women
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Linda Indergand (Swi) FRM TG Zentralschweiz/IG-RS Uri1:19:51 
2Lisa Rabensteiner (Ita) Profi Bike Team0:09:45 
3Fabienne Andres (Swi) Cannondale Küttel Team/VMC Hägglingen0:10:14 
4Julia Tanner (Ita) A.B.C. Egna Neumarkt0:11:10 
5Svetlana Poverina (Rus) KARO FILM0:13:05 
6Theresa Wolfrum (Ger) BIKE Junior Team0:14:14 
7Veronika Widmann (Ita) A.B.C. Egna Neumarkt0:20:04 
DNFJolanda Neff (Swi) ewz-Giant MTB Team  
DNFKatja Schuster (Ita) SSV Pichl Gsies Raiffeisen  
DNFJil Saxer (Swi) Fischer Junior MTB Team  
DNFLena Wehrle (Ger) RSV St.Märgen / Rothaus-Cube U21  
Amateurs & Masters
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Matthias Stirnemann (Swi) Merida Suisse Team1:21:06 
2Reto Indergand (Swi) FRM TG Zentralschweiz/ IG-RS Uri0:01:40 
3Lukas Loretz (Swi) Giant-Swiss-Team0:02:01 
4Marc Stutzmann (Swi) Free Mountain-Koba/RSC Aaretal0:02:09 
5Xavier Dafflon (Swi) Team PRO Cycles-Scott-NewWork0:02:27 
6Daniel Kaufmann (Swi) Haibike-Swiss IT Repair MTB0:04:27 
7Matthias Lauk (Swi) Energie MTB Team0:04:47 
8Mike Schuler (Swi) FRM TG Zentralschweiz0:06:00 
9Michael Wildhaber (Swi) Tower Sports-VC Eschenbach0:06:28 
10Sebastian Ostertag (Swi) VC Wädenswil/velo-reichmuth.ch0:06:31 
11Marcus Nicolai (Ger) Team Bulls0:06:32 
12Benoit Grelier (Fra) SCOTT / P.B.0:06:32 
13Urs Baumann (Swi) BiXS - iXS Swiss Team0:07:15 
14Benjamin Dorn (Ger) Focus Bad Salzdetfurth racing0:07:29 
15Rick Reimann (Swi) PBR Matic Swiss MTB Team0:07:41 
16Fabian Obrist (Swi) RV Winterthur/ Stevens0:08:08 
17Michael Wicki (Swi) RSS Rheintal / Team Radsport Frei0:08:17 
18Andreas Zünd (Swi) Pink Gili Swiss0:08:21 
19Sandro Kessler (Swi) biketeam.gr0:08:47 
20Roland Häfeli (Swi) Fischer-BMC0:08:50 
21Jörg Egli (Swi) Wheeler-IXS Swiss Team0:09:22 
22Andrea Pendini (Ita) ADV Corratec0:10:09 
23Roland Abächerli (Swi) Giant-Swiss-Team0:10:24 
24Michael Frei (Swi) Velo Franz-Univega0:10:27 
25Jeremias Marti (Swi) TG-Zentralschweiz0:11:29 
26Benedikt Mündle (Lie) Merida Liechtenstein0:11:55 
27Roger Dittli (Swi) Stöckli-Craft0:11:57 
28David Baumann (Swi) Haibike-Swiss IT Repair MTB0:12:21 
29Marcel Reiser (Ger) VAUDE Simplon Team0:12:54 
30Simon Fankhauser (Swi) MTB Cycletech Racing Team0:13:11 
31Sandro Soncin (Swi) Goodsport0:13:19 
32Pim Heinrich (Swi) FRM TG Zentralschweiz0:13:42 
33Adrian Amsler (Swi) Velo Franz-Univega0:13:55 
34Martin Strebel (Swi) Fischer Junior MTB Team0:15:01 
35Ralph Federer (Swi) Bike Team Ramsauer-Micarna0:15:20 
36Michel Woerner (Swi) VCReinach Goldwurst-power Pete's Bikeshop0:16:01 
37Marcel Bader (Swi) Bike Zone / VBT Seetal0:00:16 
38Roger Winkler (Swi) BikeZone/VBC Rupperswil0:00:53 
39Lars Frederic Nordbakken (Nor) Romeriksåsen SK0:01:27 
40Jens Frey Halling (Den) Team Hareskov Cykler - Scott0:01:44 
41Rafael Haubensak (Swi) www.fehr-velos.ch0:02:03 
42Ben Dekker (Ned) dirty hill0:08:12 
DNFRené Wildhaber (Swi) Trek  
DNFRobin Böhi (Swi) Bike Team Ramsauer- Micarna  
DNFEmilien Barben (Swi) Zeta cycling club  
DNFAlain Bischofberger (Swi) Felt / Velo Weidmann  
DNFMirco Zürcher (Swi) BSK Graf/VC Volketswil  
DNFEmiel Blok (Ned) Dirty Hill  
DNFLuca Formoso (Swi) Cycle-Shop / RV Winterthur  
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