Schurter wins in Solothurn

Süss nips Hanlen for women's victory

Nino Schurter (Scott-Swisspower) and Esther Süss (Wheeler-IXS Pro Team) won the latest round of the BMC Cup in Solothurn on Saturday. After the juniors and amateurs raced in poor, wet weather, the elite men and women took to the start in good conditions.

In the men's race, 13 men formed an initial lead group on the first of seven laps, including favorites Schurter, Jose Antonio Hermida (Mulitvan Merida), Maxime Marotte (BH Suntour Peisey-Vallandry), Florian Vogel (Scott Swisspower) and Lukas Flückiger (Trek World Racing).

After lap 4, Schurter, Christoph Sauser (Specialized) and Moritz Milatz (BMC) formed the lead trio.

Sauser lost contact with Milatz and Schurter on the steepest uphill part of the last lap. Schurter rode in for the win three seconds ahead of Milatz. Third place went to Christoph Sauser at 25 seconds. German champion Julian Schelb (Lexware Racing) was the top U23 rider, ahead of Marc Stutzmann (RSC Aaretal /FreeMountain Scott Racing Team) and Mirco Widmer (Giant Swiss SR Suntour), who finished close together.

"It's cool to win here in front of a huge home crowd," said Schurter. "With some long stretches of paved roads the race here always gets tactical. Therefore you always have to keep the race under control. After Florian lost contact, I was on my own, but at the end it worked out perfectly. I'm confident and ready for the coming up World Cups."  It was Schurter's fourth win, of six total races he has done so far this season.

In the elite women's race, Süss made it three in a row here. All the favorites made it into a lead group that lasted together until three laps to go. Süss didn't have a great start, but she was able to make up spots with New Zeland's Karen Hanlen (NZ National Team). The two then rode together at and off the front until the final hill, and the race was decided out of the last corner with Süss finishing two seconds ahead of Hanlen. Irina Kalentieva (Topeak Ergon) was third ahead of U23 world champion Julie Bresset (BH Suntour Peisey-Vallandry). Jolanda Neff put in solid race as first U23 racer in fifth place overall..

The juniors' races was also decided in the final corner. Andrea Waldis (VC Gersau / Colnago) celebrated her third win in front of the Sofia Wiedenroth (SV Niederstaufen / Stevens Schubert Team) and Perrine Clauzel (Focus/

Junior world champion Victor Koretzky (Team Craft) beat Swiss champion Dominic Zumstein and Andri Frischknecht (both Scott Swisspower). Frischknecht had lost contact with the leading group as a result of a mechanical and dropped back to 10th place. But he put in the best lap time to move from 10th to third on the final lap.

Florian Chenaux (VC Fribourg/ Cycles Pache) won the amateur race ahead of Sandro Soncin (BH Biketeam) and Markus Bless (Tower Sports-VC Eschenbach).

Full Results

Elite men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Nino Schurter (Swi) Scott-Swisspower MTB Racing1:37:14 
2Moritz Milatz (Ger) BMC Mountainbike Racing Team0:00:03 
3Christoph Sauser (Swi) Specialized Factory Racing0:00:25 
4Ralph Näf (Swi) Multivan Merida Biking Team0:00:49 
5Maxime Marotte (Fra) BH Suntour Peisey-Vallandry0:01:13 
6José Antonio Hermida (Spa) Multivan Merida Biking Team0:01:14 
7Lukas Flückiger (Swi) Trek World Racing Team0:02:24 
8Martin Gujan (Swi) Cannondale Factory Racing0:03:36 
9Julian Schelb (Ger) Lexware-Racing-Team0:04:05 
10Julien Taramarcaz (Swi) BMC Mountainbike Racing Team0:04:08 
11Marcel Wildhaber (Swi) Scott-Swisspower MTB Racing0:04:22 
12Alexandre Moos (Swi) BMC Mountainbike Racing Team0:04:27 
13Stephen Ettinger (USA) BMC Mountainbike Racing Team0:05:01 
14Jürg Graf (Swi) BskGraf-Rollmat-Koba MTB Team0:05:37 
15Oliver Beckingsale (GBr) Endura MTB Racing0:05:43 
16Martin Fanger (Swi) Giant Swiss SR-Suntour0:05:51 
17Marc Stutzmann (Swi) RSC Aaretal /FreeMountain Scott Racing Team0:06:12 
18Mirco Widmer (Swi) Giant Swiss SR-Suntour  
19Severin Disch (Swi) Thömus Racing Team0:06:22 
20Lachlan Norris (Aus) Giant Swiss SR-Suntour0:07:04 
21Jérémy Huguenin (Swi) Giant Swiss SR-Suntour0:07:20 
22Jordan Sarrou (Fra) lapierre international0:07:28 
23Matthias Stirnemann (Swi) Thömus Racing Team0:07:31 
24Dirk Peters (NZl)0:07:33 
25Timofey Ivanov (Rus) Team Primorskiy District0:09:01 
26Roger Walder (Swi) Scott-Swisspower MTB Racing0:09:21 
27Martin Gluth (Ger) Lexware-Racing-Team0:09:21 
28Julien Trarieux (Fra) GT/Skoda/Chamonix0:09:53 
29Lukas Loretz (Swi) Giant Swiss SR-Suntour0:10:17 
30Maxime Urruty (Fra) Team Craft0:10:26 
31Sebastian Ostertag (Swi) Wädenswil0:10:28 
32Marcel Bartholet (Swi) Wheeler Swiss Team0:10:32 
33Lucien Besançon (Swi) BH-Biketeam0:10:42 
34Emilien Barben (Swi) zeta cycling club0:10:48 
35Florian Vogel (Swi) Scott-Swisspower MTB Racing0:10:49 
36Lukas Buchli (Swi) Bixs-ixs Pro Team0:10:51 
37Kevin Krieg (Swi) Stöckli Pro Team0:10:54 
38Andreas Moser (Swi) Zaunteam Mittelland0:11:07 
39Michael Stünzi (Swi) Orbea Suisse Team0:11:11 
40Matthias Allenspach (Swi) Tower Sports-VC Eschenbach0:11:35 
41Hansueli Stauffer (Swi) Wheeler-iXS Swiss Team0:11:58 
42Marco Arnold (Swi) Giant Swiss SR-Suntour0:12:05 
43Pascal Meyer (Swi) JB Felt Team0:12:05 
44Michael Hutter (Swi) Pink Gili Swiss Racingteam0:12:38 
45Jonas Baumann (Swi) Wheeler_iXS Team0:12:46 
46Florian Thie (Swi) Bergamont Swiss Team0:13:08 
47Ole Hem (Nor) Team United Bakeries0:13:09 
48Michael Wildhaber (Swi) Tower Sports-VC Eschenbach0:13:53 
49Matthias Rupp (Swi) Team Greenhope-biking against cancer0:14:00 
50Patrick Tresch (Swi) GU+ thomik. / VMC Silenen0:14:03 
51Severin Sägesser (Swi) Fischer Junior MTB Team0:14:06 
52Damian Perrin (Swi) Free Mountain-Scott0:14:09 
53Yves Corminboeuf (Swi) BMC Mountainbike Racing Team0:14:59 
54Claude Koster (Swi) Bergamont Swiss Team0:15:16 
55Lars Forster (Swi) Tower Sports-VC Eschenbach0:18:01 
56Giancarlo Sax (Swi) Thömus Racing Team  
-1lapRussell Finsterwald (USA) USA National MTB Team  
-1lapRick Reimann (Swi) Orbea Suisse Team  
-1lapGuillaume Payot (Swi) MACS TeamWork Frenetic  
-1lapDave Henderson (Swi) GT Racing UK  
-1lapStefan Peter (Swi) MTB Kader Zentralschweiz  
-1lapPhilipp Gerber (Swi) iXS Bixs Swiss Team  
-1lapDumeni Vincenz (Swi) Thömus Racing Team  
-1lapLang René (Swi) VMC Liestal/Helvetia Rauber AG/Well&mo  
-1lapValentin Revaux (Fra) Annecy Cyclisme Compétition  
-1lapFlorian Bolt (Swi) Raiffeisen Bikeshop Studer Raceteam  
-3lapsIvan Smirnov (Rus) Team Protek  
-4lapsPascal Schmutz (Swi) Goldwurst-Power / Trek  
-4lapsRab Wardell (GBr) Alpine Bikes Racing  
-4lapsMatthias Lauk (Swi) BH-Biketeam  
-4lapsMark Kuyan (Rus) Team Primorskiy District  
-4lapsSamuel Shaw (NZl) Avanti Plus  
-5lapsKerry Werner (USA) USA National MTB Team  
-5lapsNicola Rohrbach (Swi) Goldwurst-Power/Trek  
-5lapsCedric Ravanel (Fra) GT/Skoda/Chamonix  
-5lapsBryan Falaschi (Ita) Prof-Raiffeisen-CCL  
-5lapsHarold Flandre (Fra) Velotop Race Tribe  
-6lapsFabian Strecker (Ger) Lexware-Racing-Team  
-6lapsMike Schuler (Swi) MTB Kader Zentralschweiz  
-6lapsFabian Obrist (Swi) Stevens/  
-7lapsPatrik Gallati (Swi) BMC Mountainbike Racing Team  
-7lapsDaniel Kaufmann (Swi) RC Gränichen Fuji-Bike Rockets  
-7lapsCharles Planet (Fra) Look Beaumes De Venise  
DNFAlexandre Savoye (Fra) Annecy  
DNFFabien Canal (Fra) GT/Skoda/Chamonix  
DNFSepp Freiburghaus (Swi) Thömus Racing Team  
DNFDaniel Eymann (Swi) Thömus Racing Team  
Elite women
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Esther Süss (Swi) Wheeler-IXS Pro Team1:43:19 
2Karen Hanlen (NZl) NZ National Team0:00:02 
3Irina Kalentieva (Rus) Topeak Ergon Racing Team0:00:36 
4Julie Bresset (Fra) BH Suntour Peisey-Vallandry0:00:54 
5Jolanda Neff (Swi) Wheeler iXS Pro Team0:01:19 
6Nathalie Schneitter (Swi) Colnago Arreghini Südtirol0:01:27 
7Marielle Saner Guinchard (Swi) Team CRAFT0:01:27 
8Sabine Spitz (Ger) Sabine Spitz Haibike Pro Team0:01:52 
9Katrin Leumann (Swi) Ghost Factory Racing Team0:03:05 
10Corina Gantenbein (Swi) Fischer-BMC0:03:31 
11Eva Lechner (Ita) Colnago Arreghini Südtirol0:04:00 
12Jane Nüssli (Swi) Fischer-BMC0:04:07 
13Sabrina Enaux (Fra) Specialized Solodet Vosges0:05:48 
14Ekateryna Anoshina (Rus) Team Protek0:06:28 
15Hanna Klein (Ger) Rothaus-Poison/Hochschwarzwald0:07:10 
16Fanny Bourdon (Fra) GT/Skoda/Chamonix0:07:38 
17Rowena Fry (Aus) Avanti/TIS0:08:18 
18Michelle Hediger (Swi) Fischer-BMC0:08:43 
19Samara Sheppard (NZl) Wheeler IXS0:10:30 
20Franziska Brun (Swi) Bergamont Swiss Team0:10:51 
21Linda Indergand (Swi) MTB Kader Zentralschweiz0:11:33 
22Lisa Mitterbauer (Aut) Team Craft0:12:06 
23Cecile Ravanel (Fra) GT/Skoda/Chamonix0:12:18 
24Virginie Pointet (Swi) JB Felt Team0:13:00 
25Angelica Edvardsson (Swe) Cykloteket Racing Team0:13:25 
26Samantha Sanders (Rsa) Valencia Cycles0:13:38 
27Caroline Mani (Fra)0:14:27 
28Lorraine Truong (Swi) BH Suntour Peisey-Vallandry0:14:54 
29Julie Berteaux (Fra) GT/Skoda/Chamonix0:14:59 
30Jenni King (Aus) Anytime Fitness / Trek0:15:03 
31Florence Darbellay (Swi) Club Cycliste du Littoral0:17:20 
32Andrea Kuster (Swi) Team Metz0:17:22 
33Marine Groccia (Swi) 
34Céline Farner (Swi) JB Felt Team0:19:06 
35Tanja Starkermann (Swi) Fischer Junior MTB Team0:19:38 
-1lapAngela Niklaus (Swi) Kraftwerk -  
-1lapCeline Ernst (Swi) TST Troehler Sport Team  
-1lapFabienne Andres (Swi) Küttel Radsport / VMC Hägglingen  
DNFSarah Koba (Swi) Simplon  
DNFKathrin Stirnemann (Swi) Sabine Spitz Haibike Pro Team  
DNFFranziska Ebinger (Swi) Radsport Lafranchi Madiswil  
DNFRomaine Wenger (Swi) Thömus RAcing Team  
DNFSabrina Maurer (Swi) BskGraf-Rollmat-Koba MTB Team  
Junior men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Victor Koretzky (Fra) Team Craft1:16:05 
2Dominic Zumstein (Swi) Scott-Swisspower MTB Racing0:00:38 
3Andri Frischknecht (Swi) Scott-Swisspower MTB Racing0:00:48 
4Enea Vetsch (Swi) BskGraf-Rollmat-Koba MTB Team0:01:02 
5Joel Koller (Swi) Tower Sports-VC Eschenbach0:01:04 
6Marcel Guerrini (Swi) Focus MIG Team0:01:13 
7Manuel Fasnacht (Swi) Fischer Junior MTB Team0:01:27 
8Dominic Grab (Swi) Team Grab-Credo/ VC Maur0:01:34 
9Romain Bannwart (Swi) Prof-Raiffeisen-CCL0:02:31 
10Keegan Swenson (USA) USA National MTB Team0:02:40 
11Alexey Lomilov (Rus) Team Primorskiy District0:03:08 
12Simon Vitzthum (Swi) RV Altenrhein / Team bischibikes/kopierpapier.ch0:03:57 
13Manuel Boog (Swi) Tower Sports-VC Eschenbach0:04:20 
14Ulisse Fieschi (Swi) JB Felt Team0:04:23 
15Andrin Beeli (Swi) BskGraf-Rollmat-Koba MTB Team0:04:33 
16Simon Schilli (Ger) JB Felt Team0:04:34 
17Maurus Dürr (Swi) Merida Liechtenstein RV Buchs VC Ruggell0:04:35 
18Ruslan Boredskiy (Rus) Team Primorskiy District0:05:43 
19Johannes Bläsi (Ger) SV Kirchzarten Lexware Racing Team0:06:01 
20Paul Schmidt (Swi) Lindi-Bike Race Team VC Vaduz RV Buchs0:06:06 
21Romain Corti (Swi) Team dom cycle merida0:06:46 
22Sebastian Egger (Swi) Bike Sport Simplon0:07:27 
23Alex Orillard (Fra)0:07:37 
24Bruno Vitali (Swi) VTT Club Jura0:08:14 
25Lars Hubacher (Swi) bskGraf-Rollmat-Koba-MTB Team0:08:14 
26Eliot Olivier (Fra) Team Craft0:08:56 
27Sammy Leumann (Swi) VC Maur0:09:19 
28Andreas Mündle (Lie) Merida Liechtenstein0:09:36 
29Oliver Herzig (Ger) Tropical Solothurn0:09:49 
30Fabian Strittmatter (Swi) Specialized Racing0:10:14 
31Nikita Fedorov (Rus) Team Primorskiy District0:10:24 
32Nils Dillmann (Ger) Team Merida-Schulte0:10:43 
33Thomas Kunz (Swi) Goldwurst- Power0:10:58 
34Nicolas Fischer (Swi) Tropical Solothurn0:12:15 
35Tom Scyboz (Swi) O2 Mountain Bike0:13:10 
36Dominic Burkard (Swi) Poison Sport Team0:13:20 
37Sandro Schober (Swi) Team Signer Felt RV Altenrhein0:14:51 
38Melvin Berard (Swi) Giant Bike N'Joy0:15:10 
39Florian Recht (Swi) VCReinach0:16:37 
40Bastian Juillerat (Swi) Alouettes.ch0:16:43 
41Fabio Franz (Swi) Fischer Junior MTB Team0:17:27 
42Jonas Harlacher (Swi) VMC Muhen / Bergamont young bikers0:17:30 
43Fabian Bucher (Swi) Team Greenhope-biking against cancer0:19:43 
-1lapNicolas Allenspach (Swi) KOBA / RV Buchs  
-1lapJohann Sansonnens (Swi) Zeta Cycling Club  
DNFYannick Riesen (Swi) Ski+Velo Center  
DNFDominik Marti (Swi) RC Gränichen / Bluecycle Racingteam  
DNFRaphael Koch (Swi) Team Greenhope-biking against cancer  
DNFSeverin Schefer (Swi) Radwerk Marin Team  
Junior women
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Andrea Waldis (Swi) VC Gersau / Colnago1:13:17 
2Sofia Wiedenroth (Ger) TSV Niederstaufen / Stevens Schubert Team0:00:05 
3Perrine Clauzel (Fra) Focus/coaching-system.fr0:03:19 
4Ramona Forchini (Swi) MTB Kader Zentralschweiz0:04:41 
5Chantal Eheim (Swi) Tropical Pro Team0:05:48 
6Deborah Inauen (Swi) Pink Gili Swiss Racingteam0:06:48 
7Marine Strappazzon (Fra) Team Scot t- Les Saisies0:06:55 
8Veronika Brüchle (Ger) Stevens Schubert Racing Team0:07:01 
9Eliane Müggler (Swi) Pink Gili Swiss Racingteam0:07:06 
10Viola Albin (Swi) Tropical Solothurn Pro Team/ Bike 4 Fun/ VC Surselva0:08:10 
11Jennifer Kupferschmied (Swi) Bike Club Spiez / Velo Schneiter Thun0:08:29 
12Mallory Barth (Swi) / VC Jurassia0:09:13 
13Sabrina Sägesser (Swi) Fischer Junior MTB Team0:10:30 
14Anna Balashova (Swi) Team Primorskiy District0:11:28 
15Chrystelle Baumann (Swi) MACS Teamwork Frenetic0:12:46 
16Maéva Berset (Swi) Pédale Bulloise0:13:16 
17Antonia Rödel (Ger) RSC Hengen/Team Merida -Schulte0:14:27 
18Sonja Schmid (Swi) Küttel Radsport Team / VMC Hägglingen0:21:40 
-1lapAmelie Etzel (Ger) MTB Neuffen  
Amateurs & Masters
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Florian Chenaux (Swi) VC Fribourg/ Cycles Pache1:16:43 
2Sandro Soncin (Swi) BH-Biketeam0:00:10 
3Markus Bless (Swi) Tower Sports-VC Eschenbach0:00:19 
4Bryan Allemann (Swi) CCMoutier / L'AlexMoos0:00:42 
5Fabian Paumann (Swi) Team Greenhope-biking against cancer0:01:18 
6Ronny Koller (Swi) Team bischibikes / kopierpapier.ch0:01:33 
7Tobias Hollenstein (Swi) Team bischibike / kopierpapier.ch0:01:54 
8Michael Moelbaek (Den) Giant Swiss SR-Suntour0:02:02 
9Jonas Loretz (Swi) Thömus Racing Team0:02:06 
10Philipp Hediger (Swi) Fischer-BMC0:02:17 
11Nick Albrecht (Swi) dapp-putzi-team.ch0:02:22 
12Adrian Muri (Swi) vc sursee-creabeton0:02:22 
13Florian Meyer (Swi) FreeMountain Scott0:02:50 
14Andreas Zünd (Swi) Pink Gili Swiss Racingteam0:02:57 
15Roger Jenny (Swi) Bike4Fun0:03:39 
16Maxi Maier (Ger) MTB Club München / Team Merida-Schulte0:03:42 
17Dylan Page (Swi) Dom cycle Merida0:03:45 
18Yannik Brischle (Ger) JB Felt Team0:04:02 
19Michael Wicki (Swi) Team bischibikes / kopierpapier.ch0:04:27 
20Patrick Lüthi (Swi) Prof-Raiffeisen-CCL0:04:35 
21Rico Von Burg (Swi) Thömus Racing Team0:04:40 
22Mathias Alig (Swi) mtb Team Valser0:04:47 
23Michael Frei (Swi) BH-Biketeam0:04:54 
24Pim Heinrich (Swi) Stöckli Team0:05:32 
25Severin Nowak (Swi) Bergamont Swiss Team0:05:41 
26Valentin Berset (Swi) Dom Cycle Merida0:05:43 
27Marcel Knecht (Swi) Totalsport / Scott0:05:52 
28Jan Schär (Swi) Thömus Racing Team0:05:55 
29Thomas Holtkamp (Ger) Metz Team Davos0:05:57 
30Nicholas Birchler (Swi) Puls Bike/Tranova0:06:01 
31Joel Graf (Swi) Team bischibikes/kopierpapier.ch0:06:09 
32Yannick Sarret (Swi) Prof-Raiffeisen-CCL0:06:26 
33Sandro Kessler (Swi) biketeam.gr0:06:39 
34Silvan Kälin (Swi) MTB Kader Zentralschweiz0:06:57 
35Nicolas Chopard (Swi) Tropical Solothurn0:06:57 
36Tobias Schraner (Swi) Fischer-BMC0:07:01 
37Tristan Blanchard (Swi) MACS TeamWork Frenetic0:07:10 
38Thomas Weber (Swi) biketeam.gr0:07:21 
39Samuel Reichen (Swi) Orbea Suisse Team0:07:37 
40Ueli Schädler (Swi) Energie MTB-Team0:07:44 
41Elia Omodei (Swi) VC Wohlen / dapp-putzi-team.ch0:08:23 
42Yann Montavon (Swi) Race / C.C.Moutier0:08:28 
43Thomas Schmid (Swi) bskGraf-Rollmat MTB Team0:08:33 
44Ralph Federer (Swi) Bike Team Rmc Gossau0:08:33 
45Silvan Casutt (Swi) biketeam.gr0:09:08 
46Rémy Bourdon (Fra) Annecy cyclisme compétition0:09:12 
47Jeremias Marti (Swi) MTB Kader Zentralschweiz0:09:37 
48Niculin Just (Swi) biketeam.gr0:09:49 
49Kilian Oertli (Swi) Team Gätzi/RMC Gossau0:09:53 
50Jan Gafner (Swi) Prof-Raiffeisen-CCL0:10:15 
51Claudio Andenmatten (Swi) Team Greenhope-biking against cancer0:10:33 
52Luca Formoso (Swi) dapp-putzi-team.ch0:10:50 
53Benno Heussi (Swi) GU - Plus / thomyk Team0:12:09 
54Christoph Rytz (Swi) Kraftwerk-rockthisbike.ch0:12:09 
55Dominik Risi (Swi) MTB Kader Zentralschweiz0:12:24 
56Nico Tambarikas (Swi) K-Bike0:13:51 
57Marcel Bader (Swi) Orbea Suisse Team0:15:56 
58Patrick Gobat (Swi) TEAM / VC Jurassia0:17:43 
DNFSylvain Engelmann (Swi) Prof-Raiffeisen-CCL  
DNFLaurent Spiesser (Fra) Batibois Alsace  
DNFRoland Abächerli (Swi) Giant Swiss SR-Suntour  
DNFPascal Nay (Swi) Thömus Bike Team GR  
DNFPascal Merz (Swi)  
DNFUnknown (Swi)  
DNFChristophe Geiser (Swi) Prof-Raiffeisen-CCL  


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