Schurter and Osl win Swiss national series opener

Thrilling races in Schaan at Racer Bikes Cup

The Racer Bikes Cup got off to a successful start in Schaan, Liechtenstein, on Sunday with excellent conditions and large crowds. World Cup Champion Nino Schurter (Scott-Swisspower) and women's world ranked number one Lisi Osl (Ghost Factory Racing Team) took victories in the elite men's and women's races. In total the race drew 747 participants from 15 countries.

The Scott Swisspower Team, with Schurter and Florian Vogel, dictated the elite men's race from the start. Together with the German champion Moritz Milatz and the Italian Marco Aurelio Fontana (Cannondale), the Schurter and Vogel went into the second lap in the lead.

By the third of nine total laps, the two Swiss riders were alone at the front. On the last lap, the two approached the finish together, and on the second last corner, Schurter came by Vogel, who slid out.

"That was the only way, but it was not enough," said Vogel.

Schurter was wildly cheered for his victory, and he said he didn't notice what had happened to Vogel because he was so focused. "I just noticed my legs, not what was happening behind me. It was a beautiful race and gave me confidence for the remaining races."

Milatz earned third, racing for the newly formed BMC Team. Fontana took fourth. Matthias Stirnemann (Thömus Racing Team) was the top Under 23 racer, in seventh overall.

In the women's race, Osl proved unbeatable. Russian Irina Kalentieva (Topeak Ergon) was second at 20 seconds, and German Anja Gradl (Ghost Factory Racing) took third.

"I always enjoy coming here, there is a madness the mood of the crowd," said Osl.

Local hero Sarah Koba (Giant Swiss - SR Suntour), from neighboring Paper, was fourth.

"I'm just overjoyed with my debut this season," said Koba.

Swiss Champion Jolanda Neff (Wheeler iXS Swiss Team) and Andrew Frischknecht (Scott Swisspower)won the junior women's and men's races while Kevin Krieg (JB Felt Team) won the Amateur and Masters race.

Full Results

Elite men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Nino Schurter (Swi) Scott-Swisspower MTB Racing1:33:29 
2Florian Vogel (Swi) Scott-Swisspower MTB Racing0:00:07 
3Moritz Milatz (Ger) BMC Mountainbike Racing Team0:01:02 
4Marco Aurelio Fontana (Ita) Cannondale Factory Racing0:01:40 
5Manuel Fumic (Ger) Cannondale Factory Racing0:02:25 
6Martin Gujan (Swi) Cannondale Factory Racing0:03:02 
7Matthias Stirnemann (Swi) Thömus Racing Team0:03:09 
8Sepp Freiburghaus (Swi) Thömus Racing Team0:03:15 
9Cédric Ravanel (Fra) GT Skoda Chamonix0:03:22 
10Thomas Litscher (Swi) Felt Öztal X-Bionic0:03:45 
11Martin Fanger (Swi) Giant Swiss SR-Suntour0:04:07 
12Fabian Giger (Swi) Rabobank-Giant Offroad  
13Patrik Gallati (Swi) BMC Mountainbike Racing Team0:04:56 
14Maxime Marotte (Fra) BH SR Suntour/Peisey-Vallandry0:05:03 
15Bryan Falaschi (Ita) Prof0:05:18 
16Markus Bauer (Ger) Lexware Racing Team0:05:19 
17Marcel Wildhaber (Swi) Scott-Swisspower MTB Racing0:06:04 
18Fabien Canal (Fra) GT/Skoda/Chamonix0:06:22 
19Julian Schelb (Ger) Lexware Racing Team0:06:30 
20Jeremy Huguenin (Swi) Giant Swiss SR-Suntour0:06:54 
21Giancarlo Sax (Swi) Thömus Racing Team0:07:15 
22Julien Taramarcaz (Swi) BMC Mountainbike Racing Team0:07:24 
23Pascal Hossay (Bel) Team Wallonie0:07:42 
24Gilles Sarrazin (Fra) Veloroc Lapierre0:07:43 
25Reto Indergand (Swi) MTB Kader Zentralschweiz/IG RS Uri0:08:17 
26Heiko Gutmann (Ger) Team Rothaus Poison-Bikes0:08:39 
27Marco Arnold (Swi) Giant Swiss SR-Suntour0:08:44 
28Emilien Barben (Swi) Zeta cycling club0:08:56 
29Thibaut Bellanger (Fra) Veloroc Lapierre0:09:18 
30Pierre Geoffroy Plantet (Fra) New Cycling0:09:21 
31Michael Hutter (Swi) Pink Gili Swiss bikingteam0:09:23 
32Jonas Baumann (Swi) Haibike-Swiss IT Repair MTB0:09:24 
33Florian Meyer (Swi) FreeMountain Scott0:09:37 
34Christof Bischof (Swi) bischibikes/internetstore.ch0:10:26 
35Marc Stutzmann (Swi) FreeMountain Scott/RSC Aaretal0:10:27 
36Maximilian Vieider (Ita) ASC Tiroler Radler Bozen0:10:36 
37Martin Gluth (Ger) Team Bulls0:10:39 
38Daniel Eymann (Swi) Thömus Racing Team0:10:51 
39Olof Jonsson (Swe) Rocky Roads Orbea0:10:58 
40Nicola Rohrbach (Swi) Elettroveneta Corratec0:11:00 
41James Reid (RSA) Mr. Price / BMC0:11:07 
42Harold Flandre (Fra) Velotop Race Tribe0:11:12 
43Fabian Rabensteiner (Ita) ASV St. Lorenzen Rad0:11:25 
44Paul Remy (Fra) Irwego Commençal Hautes Vosges0:11:54 
45Marc Metzler (Swi) Pink Gili Swiss0:12:07 
46Mike Schuler (Swi) MTB Kader Zentralschweiz0:12:11 
-1lapDavid Simon (Swi) Firebike-Drössiger  
-1lapMaxime Salmon (Fra) CC Villeneuve Soissons Aisne  
-1lapThomas Lapeyrie (Fra) Lapierre International  
-1lapPatrick Tresch (Swi) GU plus/thomik/VMC Silenen  
-1lapRick Reimann (Swi) JB Felt Team  
-1lapLukas Kuch (Ger) Team Fischer&Wagner  
-1lapLukas Loretz (Swi) Giant Swiss SR-Suntour  
-1lapMarcel Fleschhut (Ger) Lexware Racing Team  
-1lapLucien Besançon (Swi) Zollinger Sport/BH Bikes  
-1lapDany Lacroix (Bel) Team Wallonie  
-1lapYves Corminboeuf (Swi) BMC Mountainbike Racing Team  
-1lapTobias Hollenstein (Swi) bischibikes/internetstore.ch  
-1lapDaniel Kaufmann (Swi) Haibike-Swiss IT Repair MTB  
-1lapChristophe Geiser (Swi) Prof Raiffeisen/CCL  
-1lapFabien Bragagia (Fra) Giromagny VTT  
-1lapBrice Scholtes (Bel) Team Wallonie  
-1lapChristian Bickel (Swi) Soltop / RV Winterthur  
-1lapBenoit Beaud (Swi) Dom Cycle-Merida  
-1lapOliver Schär (Swi) GU Plus/thomyk  
-1lapTobias Reiser (Ger) TSV Oberammergau-Centurion/Aktiv3  
-1lapTitouan Perrin-Ganier (Fra) Irwego Commencal Hautes Vosges  
-1lapMarcus Derungs (Swi) Imholz Bike Racing  
-1lapAndreas Kleiber (Ger) Team Rothaus Poison-Bikes  
-1lapDumeni Vincenz (Swi) Thömus Racing Team  
-1lapFabian Obrist (Swi) Stevens/Zweiradsport.ch  
-1lapMario Waibel (Ger) Team Cmtb  
-1lapJonathan Altmeyer (Fra) USG VTT Cube  
-2lapsArmin Kiebacher (Ita) ASV St. Lorenzen Rad  
-2lapsJohannes Schulte (Ger) JS-Rennsport  
DNFLysander Kiesel (Ger) SSV Wildpoldsried/Capic-Team  
DNFLaurent Evrard (Bel) Team Wallonie  
DNFPascal Schmutz (Swi) Goldwurst-Power-Trek  
DNFPascal Meyer (Swi) Thömus Racing Team  
DNFSeverin Disch (Swi) Thömus Racing Team  
DNFFabian Strecker (Ger) Lexware Racing Team  
DNFLukas Kaufmann (Swi) Easton Rockets  
DNFBenjamin Büchi (Swi) GS Domaine du Frigoulet  
DNFFlorian Thie (Swi) Bergamont Swiss Team  
DNFMirco Widmer (Swi) Giant Swiss SR-Suntour  
Elite women
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Elisabeth Osl (Aut) Ghost Factory Racing Team1:39:11 
2Irina Kalentieva (Rus) Topeak Ergon Racing Team0:00:20 
3Anja Gradl (Ger) Ghost Factory Racing Team0:00:52 
4Sarah Koba (Swi) Giant Swiss SR-Suntour0:01:23 
5Elisabeth Brandau (Ger) Central Haibike ProTeam0:01:46 
6Sabine Spitz (Ger) Central Haibike ProTeam0:02:43 
7Katrin Leumann (Swi) Ghost Factory Racing Team0:03:40 
8Fanny Bourdon (Fra) GT/Skoda/Chamonix0:04:29 
9Marielle Saner-Guinchard (Swi) BikePark.ch/Scott0:05:10 
10Alexandra Engen (Swe) Rothaus Poison-Hochschwarzwald0:05:13 
11Sabrina Enaux (Fra) Felt Öztal X-Bionic0:05:50 
12Kathrin Stirnemann (Swi) Central Haibike ProTeam0:08:23 
13Maria Osl (Aut) Fischer-BMC0:08:41 
14Hanna Klein (Ger) Team Rothaus Poison-Bikes0:09:01 
15Tatjana Dold (Ger) Easton Rockets / RIG-Freiburg0:09:55 
16Jane Nüssli (Swi) Fischer-BMC0:10:33 
17Sofia Pezzatti (Swi) Trek-Stihl-3 Valli Biasca0:10:48 
18Anna Oberparleiter (Ita) Infotre / Bi&Esse / Leecougan0:10:56 
19Sabrina Maurer (Swi) bsk Graf0:11:49 
20Helen Grobert (Ger) Lexware Racing Team0:11:51 
21Fabienne Niederberger (Swi) Scott0:12:33 
22Lisa Mitterbauer (Aut) BikePark.ch/Scott0:12:46 
23Judith Pollinger (Ita) Infotre / Bi&Esse / Leecougan0:13:39 
-1lapNicole Hanselmann (Swi) bike-import.ch  
-1lapLorraine Truong (Swi) Prof Raiffeisen/CCL  
-1lapJulie Berteaux (Fra) GT/Skoda/Chamonix  
-1lapCécile Ravanel (Fra) GT Skoda Chamonix  
-1lapCornelia Schuster (Ita) SSV Pichl Gsies Raiffeisen  
-1lapCorina Gantenbein (Swi) Fischer-BMC  
-1lapSarah Bosch (Ger) Mountain Heroes  
-1lapFranziska Brun (Swi) Zaboo team29  
-1lapDéborah Motsch (Fra) Véloroc Lapierre  
-1lapVania Schumacher (Swi) Merida-Suisse-Team  
-1lapCeline Ernst (Swi) Stöckli Racing Team  
DNFCarmen Gehriger (Swi) Team Brander  
DNFAndrea Kuster (Swi) Swiss Bixs Team  
Junior men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Andri Frischknecht (Swi) Scott-Swisspower MTB Racing1:09:07 
2Erik Jonsson (Swe) Team Dome Cycle-Merida0:00:18 
3Valentin Berset (Swi) Dom cycle-Merida0:00:57 
4Dominic Zumstein (Swi) Scott-Swisspower MTB Racing0:01:01 
5Romain Bannwart (Swi) Prof Raiffeisen CCL0:01:05 
6Luke Roberts (Rsa)0:01:47 
7Christian Pfäffle (Ger) MTB Teck0:02:31 
8Tobias Spescha (Swi) Imholz Bike Racing0:02:31 
9Thibault Poussin (Fra) GT/Skoda/Chamonix0:02:33 
10Florian Chenaux (Swi) Vélo-Club Fribourg0:02:38 
11Lars Forster (Swi) Tower Sports-VC Eschenbach0:02:45 
12Christopher Platt (Ger)  
13Cyril Grangladen (Fra) BikePark.ch/Scott0:03:06 
14Philipp Hediger (Swi) Fischer Junior MTB Team0:03:31 
15Malte Nikolas Finke (Ger) Team Berg Germany/RC Lübbecke 040:03:34 
16Ben Zwiehoff (Ger) Team Bergamont / SV Steele 19110:03:34 
17Charles Planet (Fra) Look Beaumes de Venise0:03:50 
18Florian Suter (Swi) Fischer Junior MTB Team0:03:52 
19Louis Wolf (Ger) MHW Cube Racing Team0:03:54 
20Nick Albrecht (Swi) Race Team - RV Stadt Winterthur0:03:55 
21Boris Cara (Bel) Windose-Granville Team  
22Silvan Kälin (Swi) MTB Kader Zentralschweiz0:04:05 
23Maurus Dürr (Swi) RV Buchs - Merida Liechtenstein0:04:20 
24Florian Tribo (Fra) VTT Portais0:04:21 
25Dylan Page (Swi) Dom Cycle - Merida0:05:05 
26Enea Vetsch (Swi) RV Altenrhein/ Bsk-Graf0:05:26 
27Manuel Boog (Swi) Tower Sports-VC Eschenbach0:05:58 
28Joel Koller (Swi) Tower Sports-VC Eschenbach0:06:08 
29Yannik Brischle (Ger) JB Felt Team0:06:29 
30Jan Gafner (Swi) Prof Raiffeisen0:06:41 
31Jonas Loretz (Swi) Thömus Racing Team0:06:43 
32Sylvain Engelmann (Swi) VCTramelan/Alouettes.ch0:07:10 
33Rico Von Burg (Swi) Thömus Racing Team0:07:13 
34Fabian Hörz (Ger) TB Neuffen0:07:21 
35Sam Weber (Ger) MHW Cube Racing Team0:07:26 
36Niculin Just (Swi) biketeam.gr0:07:49 
37Bryan Allemann (Swi) CC Moutier / L'Alex Moos0:07:52 
38Nicolas Daniels (Bel) Team Wallonie0:08:00 
39Ismaël Müller (Swi) Dom Cycle - Merida0:08:18 
40Henrik Grobert (Ger) SV Kirchzarten Lexware Racing Team0:08:18 
41Jonas Zimmer (Ger) RSG Offenburg-Fessenbach0:08:19 
42Isak Jonsson (Swe) Team Dom Cycle-Merida0:09:08 
43Joël Haubensak (Swi) JB Felt Team0:09:47 
44Tobias Schraner (Swi) Fischer-BMC0:09:51 
45Louis Schreyer (Ger) MHW Cube Racing Team0:09:54 
46Sebastian Egger (Swi) Bike Sport Simplon/VC International0:10:05 
47Romain Corti (Swi) Texner BMC Groupe Mutuel0:10:16 
48Martin Frey (Ger) Ghost Racing Team0:10:34 
49Felix Gliese (Ger) TB Neuffen  
50Heiko Hog (Ger) Team Rothaus Poison-Bikes0:11:02 
51Kilian Oertli (Swi) Team Gaetzi / RMC Gossau0:11:32 
52Marcel Guerrini (Swi) Focus MIG Team0:11:41 
53Ulisse Fieschi (Swi) VC Bellinzona0:11:58 
54Geoffrey Hoyaux (Bel) Team Wallonie0:12:13 
55Dominik Marti (Swi) Bluecycle Racingteam/RC Gränichen0:12:41 
56Niklas Grobert (Ger) Team Rothaus Poison-Bikes0:12:53 
57Willy Klein (Ger) Ghost Racing Team /TV Mosbach0:13:02 
58Tobias Gees (Swi) Bergamont Swiss Team0:13:21 
59Dominik Risi (Swi) MTB Kader Zentralschweiz0:13:45 
60Manuel Pfaff (Ger) SC-Urach0:14:09 
61Fabian Bucher (Swi) Merida-Suisse-Team0:14:26 
-1lapSeverin Lehmann (Ger)  
-1lapNicolas Allenspach (Swi) RV Buchs  
-1lapKilian Badrutt (Swi) biketeam.gr  
-1lapSandro Dörig (Swi) Danis Biketeam  
-1lapSébastien Angiolini (Swi) VC Tramelan  
-1lapFabian Kienzler (Ger) Team Rothaus Poison-Bikes  
-1lapCiril Spescha (Swi) biketeam.gr  
-1lapRegis Alvarez (Bel) Windose-Granville-Houffalize  
-1lapRoman Gisler (Swi) MTB Kader Zentralschweiz / IG RS Uri  
DNFRoger Jenny (Swi) Merida-Suisse-Team  
DNFYann Rausis (Swi) Happy sport Vallée du Trient  
DNFSimon Schilli (Ger) JB Felt Team  
DNFJan Kalt (Ger) TB Neuffen  
DNFPascal Nay (Swi) Thömus Bike Team GR  
DNFSilvan Gisler (Swi) VMC Silenen / IG Radsport Uri  
Junior women
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jolanda Neff (Swi) Wheeler iXS Swiss Team1:06:16 
2Johanna Techt (Ger) Ghost Factory Racing Team0:00:31 
3Linda Indergand (Swi) MTB Kader Zentralschweiz/IG RS Uri0:00:39 
4Lena Putz (Ger) Team DAP0:02:20 
5Andrea Waldis (Swi) GU plus / thomy k / VC Gersau0:03:32 
6Ramona Forchini (Swi) MTB Kader Zentralschweiz0:04:13 
7Julia Innerhofer (Ita) ASV St. Lorenzen Rad0:05:14 
8Lisa Rabensteiner (Ita) ASV St. Lorenzen Rad0:05:30 
9Eliane Müggler (Swi) Signer Felt / RV Altenrhein0:06:10 
10Perrine Clauzel (Fra) Irwego commencal0:07:06 
11Romaine Wenger (Swi) Thömus Racing Team0:08:00 
12Fabienne Andres (Swi) Cannondale Küttel Team/VMC Hägglingen0:08:43 
13Deborah Inauen (Swi) Danis Bike/RMC Appenzell0:09:55 
14Jennifer Kupferschmied (Swi) Velo Schneiter Thun/Bike Club Spiez0:12:11 
15Lena Wehrle (Ger) Rothaus Poison-Bikes0:12:28 
16Jil Saxer (Swi) Fischer Junior MTB Team0:13:12 
17Sophia Panzer (Ger) SC Wunsiedel, Scott Pro Team0:16:05 
-1lapNatascha Lampert (Aut) MTB Team Hohenems  
DNFVanessa Kleih (Ger) TSV Dettingen/Schneiderhan-Bergamont  
Amateurs and masters
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kevin Krieg (Swi) JB Felt Team1:06:58 
2Stefan Peter (Swi) MTB Kader Zentralschweiz0:01:41 
3Sascha Bleher (Ger) M.I.G Bike Team0:02:22 
4Matthias Allenspach (Swi) Tower Sports-VC Eschenbach0:03:03 
5Roger Walder (Swi) Scott-Swisspower MTB Racing0:03:17 
6Adrian Sauer (Ger) SC Hausach Neumayer Tekfor0:03:20 
7Johannes Közle (Ger) Team Cmtb0:03:22 
8Markus Bless (Swi) Tower Sports-VC Eschenbach0:04:05 
9Sebastian Ostertag (Swi) VC Wädenswil/velo-reichmuth.ch0:04:22 
10Michael Wicki (Swi) bischibikes/internetstore.ch0:04:33 
11Guillaume Payot (Swi) MACS Frenetic Bernasconi0:05:13 
12Michael Stünzi (Swi) Haibike-Swiss IT Repair MTB0:05:18 
13Benoit Grelier (Fra) Scott0:05:21 
14Florian Peiry (Swi) Texner BMC Groupe Mutuel0:05:27 
15Jeffrey Andris (Ger) TSV Niederstaufen / 2-Rad Schubert0:05:38 
16Adrian Berger (Swi) Rennshop.ch / Cannondale0:06:13 
17Claude Koster (Swi) Bergamont Swiss Team0:06:21 
18Marcus Nicolai (Ger) Team Bulls0:06:24 
19Mirco Zürcher (Swi) BSK-Graf0:06:32 
20Joël Niederberger (Swi) Team Stöckli0:06:35 
21Severin Sägesser (Swi) Fischer Junior MTB Team0:07:21 
22Kevin Georges (Swi) Texner BMC Groupe Mutuel0:07:25 
23Andreas Zünd (Swi) Pink Gili Swiss bikingteam0:07:30 
24Patrick Hediger (Swi) RV Merishausen/Russenberger Velosport0:07:40 
25Joel Graf (Swi) bischibikes/internetstore.ch0:07:47 
26Jeremias Marti (Swi) MTB Kader Zentralschweiz/VC Schötz0:07:55 
27Fabian Paumann (Swi) Merida-Suisse-Team0:08:20 
28Marcel Knecht (Swi) zaboo pro team290:08:25 
29Aurélien Sottas (Swi) www.cycles-passion.ch0:08:37 
30Thomas Weber (Swi) biketeam.gr0:08:38 
31Marcel Bader (Swi) Haibike-Swiss IT Repair MTB0:09:00 
32Marco Tippmann (Ger) MTB-Teck Team Specialized0:09:02 
33Mauro Carabotti (Swi) Alouettes.ch / C.C.Moutier0:09:08 
34Yann Montavon (Swi) Alouettes.ch / C.C.Moutier0:09:24 
35Daniel Waibel (Ger) Team Cmtb0:09:35 
36Moreno Trabucchi (Ita) Paduano Martina Racing0:09:58 
37Benjamin Oesterle (Ger) MHW Cube Racing Team0:10:00 
38Ronny Koller (Swi) bischibikes/internetstore.ch0:10:10 
39Simon Staufner (Ger) Team Cmtb0:10:49 
40Thomas Schmid (Swi) bsk- Graf0:10:54 
41Nico Tambarikas (Swi) Lindi-Bike Race Team0:10:58 
42Michael Frei (Swi) Velo Franz- Focus0:11:40 
43Luca Formoso (Swi) Cycle-Shop/RV Winterthur  
44Sandro Herrmann (Swi) Imholz Bike Racing0:11:59 
45Pim Heinrich (Swi) MTB Kader Zentralschweiz0:12:30 
46Michael Feinauer (Ger) MHW Cube Racing Team0:12:56 
47Ralph Federer (Swi) Bike Team Gaetzi/ RMC0:12:57 
48Jan Schär (Swi) Thömus Racing Team0:13:49 
49Julien Oppliger (Swi) Bergamont Swiss Team0:13:49 
-1lapBenno Heussi (Swi) GU - Plus / thomyk Team  
-1lapSilvan Casutt (Swi) biketeam.gr  
-1lapJan-Eric Müller (Ger) MHW Cube Racing Team  
-1lapBrian Brog (Swi) Free-Mountain Scott  
-1lapDaniel Humm (Swi) Tempo-Sport Cannondale Team  
-1lapJanos Ruch (Swi) Fischer Junior MTB Team  
-1lapCyrill Meier (Swi) Pro Cycling Aarau  
-1lapPatrick Müller (Ger) TV Rodenbach/drb-gmbh.de  
-1lapChristopher Kragl (Ger) Phast Racing Team  
-1lapMichel Woerner (Swi) VC Reinach/Goldwurst-power/Trek  
-1lapPatrick Gobat (Swi) Alouettes.ch  
-1lapDavid Büschler (Ger) Univega SemiPro Cycling Team  
DNFMax Weber (Ger) MHW Cube Racing Team  
DNFVictor Nissle (Ger) TSV Dettingen/Bergamont-Schneiderhan  
DNFPatrick Leuzinger (Swi) bikestop.ch  
DNFArnaud Rapillard (Swi) Sovallo-Merida  
DNFMarcel Ender (Lie) fahrradshop.li  
DNFTimo Häfner (Ger) Radwerk Racing Team/RV Gomaringen  

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