Schurter wins Swiss Cup opener ahead of teammate Vogel

Spitz races to victory among the women

Nino Schurter and Sabine Spitz opened the Swiss Cup in Buchs with victories in their respective elite races. In total, 741 racers competed in good conditions.

In the men's race, Schurter and his Scott Swisspower teammate Florian Vogel got away on lap two of seven laps total. Fabien Giger (Rabobank) struggled to hang on with them and eventually fell off their pace. Schurter attacked on the final lap as the home crowds wildly cheered him on.

"It was tough but a great race," said Schurter. "Florian and Fabian asked a lot of me. It was fun the race incredibly close to my home."

"Nino was incredibly strong and deserved to win," said runner-up Vogel.

Third place finisher Giger said, "To be able to stand near these two athletes on the podium is like a victory."

The best U23 men's rider was in 10th place, German Julian Schelb, who finished ahead of Marc Stutzmann and Matthias Stirnemann.

Spitz solos to win

Olympic Champion Sabine Spitz was virtually unchallenged from the start and she went on to take her first Swiss Cup victory since 2008 in Gränichen.

"I'm completely satisfied," she said. "I am very pleased that I managed do well on this tough and demanding track."

Czech Tereza Hurikova was second thus giving the Haibike pro team a one-two finish. Kathrin Leumann was the best Swiss rider in third.

Juniors

In the juniors, the decision was not until the final lap when Andri Frischknecht got away decisively and won. n the junior women's race, Andrea Waldis was victorious.

The next BMC Cup race will be on April 21-22 in Lugano / Tesserete.

Full Results

Elite men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Nino Schurter (Swi) Scott-Swisspower MTB Racing1:24:21 
2Florian Vogel (Swi) Scott-Swisspower MTB Racing0:00:06 
3Fabian Giger (Swi) Rabobank-Giant Offroad0:00:37 
4Wolfram Kurschat (Ger) Topeak Ergon Racing Team0:01:22 
5Martin Gujan (Swi) Cannondale Factory Racing0:01:46 
6Ralph Näf (Swi) Multivan Merida Biking Team0:01:52 
7Daniel Mcconnell (Aus) Anytime Fitness | Trek | Shimano0:02:19 
8Jochen Käss (Ger) Multivan Merida Biking Team0:02:33 
9Nicola Rohrbach (Swi) Goldwurst-Power/ Trek0:02:39 
10Julian Schelb (Ger) Lexware-Racing-Team0:02:59 
11Lukas Flückiger (Swi) Trek World Racing Team0:03:51 
12Patrik Gallati (Swi) BMC Mountainbike Racing Team0:04:02 
13Marc Stutzmann (Swi) RSC Aaretal /FreeMountain Scott Racing Team0:04:16 
14Giancarlo Sax (Swi) Thömus Racing Team0:04:21 
15Julien Taramarcaz (Swi) BMC Mountainbike Racing Team0:04:25 
16Stephen Ettinger (USA) BMC Mountainbike Racing Team0:04:43 
17Jürg Graf (Swi) BskGraf-Rollmat-Koba MTB Team0:05:00 
18Marc Metzler (Swi) Pink Gili Swiss Racingteam0:05:50 
19Sepp Freiburghaus (Swi) Thömus Racing Team  
20Severin Disch (Swi) Thömus Racing Team0:06:03 
21Matthias Stirnemann (Swi) Thömus Racing Team0:06:16 
22Shlomi Haimy (Isr) Focus MIG Team0:06:26 
23Jérémy Huguenin (Swi) Giant Swiss SR-Suntour0:06:30 
24Thomas Stoll (Swi) BiXS-iXS Taam0:07:10 
25Marcel Wildhaber (Swi) Scott-Swisspower MTB Racing0:07:18 
26Daniel Eymann (Swi) Thömus Racing Team0:08:13 
27Markus Bauer (Ger)0:08:18 
28Lukas Loretz (Swi) Giant Swiss SR-Suntour0:08:21 
29Lucien Besancon (Swi) BH-Biketeam0:08:37 
30Nicolas Luthi (Swi) Prof-Raiffeisen-CCL0:08:58 
31Fabian Strecker (Ger) Lexware-Racing-Team0:09:22 
32Yamamoto Kazuhiro (Jpn) Cannondale Racing Team0:09:23 
33Lars Forster (Swi) Tower Sports-VC Eschenbach0:09:37 
34Mirco Widmer (Swi) Giant Swiss SR-Suntour0:09:38 
35Pascal Meyer (Swi) JB Felt Team0:09:56 
36Christian Pfäffle (Ger) Team Rothaus Poison Bikes/Hochschwartzwald/MTB Teck0:10:36 
37Roger Walder (Swi) Scott-Swisspower MTB Racing0:10:50 
38Kevin Krieg (Swi) Stöckli Pro Team0:10:54 
39Marcel Bartholet (Swi) Wheeler Swiss Team0:11:22 
40Florian Thie (Swi) Bergamont Swiss Team0:11:33 
41Pascal Schmutz (Swi) Goldwurst-Power / Trek0:11:45 
42Damian Perrin (Swi) Free Mountain-Scott0:11:50 
43Patrick Tresch (Swi) GU+ thomik. / VMC Silenen0:12:03 
44Matthias Rupp (Swi) Team Greenhope-biking against cancer0:12:13 
45Martin Gluth (Ger) Lexware-Racing-Team0:12:19 
46Sebastian Ostertag (Swi) velo-reichmuth.ch/VC Wädenswil0:12:37 
47Claude Koster (Swi) Bergamont Swiss Team0:13:10 
48Michael Wildhaber (Swi) Tower Sports-VC Eschenbach0:13:54 
49Adrian Sauer (Ger) SC Hausach Neumayer Tekfor0:17:36 
-1lapSeverin Sägesser (Swi) Fischer Junior MTB Team  
-2lapsMarco Arnold (Swi) Giant Swiss SR-Suntour  
-2lapsGuillaume Payot (Swi) MACS TeamWork Frenetic  
-2lapsChristopher Platt (Ger) notebooksbilliger.de Team  
-2lapsSascha Bleher (Ger) Team Fujibikes Rockets  
-2lapsMike Schuler (Swi) MTB Kader Zentralschweiz  
-2lapsStefan Peter (Swi) MTB Kader Zentralschweiz  
-2lapsOliver Schär (Swi) GU-Plus/thomyk  
-2lapsMatthias Lauk (Swi) BH-Biketeam  
-2lapsMatthias Allenspach (Swi) Tower Sports-VC Eschenbach  
DNFHansueli Stauffer (Swi) Swiss Weehler Team  
DNFMichael Stünzi (Swi) Orbea Suisse Team  
DNFLang René (Swi) VMC Liestal/Helvetia Rauber AG/Well&mo  
DNFBenoit Beaud (Swi) Team Dom Cycle-Merida  
DNFMartin Fanger (Swi) Giant Swiss SR-Suntour  
DNFMathias Flückiger (Swi) Trek World Racing Team  
DNFPhilipp Gerber (Swi) iXS Bixs Swiss Team  
DNFMichael Hutter (Swi) Pink Gili Swiss Racingteam  
Elite women
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sabine Spitz (Ger) Sabine Spitz Haibike Pro Team1:28:43 
2Tereza Hurikova (Cze) Sabine Spitz Haibike Pro Team0:00:48 
3Katrin Leumann (Swi) Ghost Factory Racing Team0:02:38 
4Anja Gradl (Ger) Team Bulls0:03:03 
5Hanna Klein (Ger) Rothaus-Poison/Hochschwarzwald0:03:56 
6Kathrin Stirnemann (Swi) Sabine Spitz Haibike Pro Team0:04:27 
7Rebecca Henderson (Aus) Anytime Fitness | Trek | Shimano0:05:40 
8Helen Grobert (Ger) Lexware-Racing-Team0:05:43 
9Corina Gantenbein (Swi) Fischer-BMC0:08:05 
10Candice Neethling (RSA) BMC-South Africa0:08:19 
11Rowena Fry (Swi) Avanti/TIS0:08:48 
12Franziska Brun (Swi) Bergamont Swiss Team0:10:46 
13Sabrina Maurer (Swi) BskGraf-Rollmat-Koba MTB Team0:11:40 
14Florence Darbellay (Swi) Club Cycliste du Littoral0:12:16 
15Michelle Hediger (Swi) Fischer-BMC0:13:06 
16Virginie Pointet (Swi) JB Felt Team0:13:39 
17Marine Groccia (Swi) CCM-Alouettes.ch/RACE0:17:08 
-1lapCéline Farner (Swi) JB Felt Team  
-1lapAlexandra Clement (Swi) Imholz Bike Racing  
-1lapFranziska Ebinger (Swi) Radsport Lafranchi Madiswil  
-1lapTanja Starkermann (Swi) Fischer Junior MTB Team  
-1lapAshleigh Parker-Moffatt (RSA) BMC-South Africa  
-1lapVanessa Kleih (Ger) Stevens-Factory-Racing-Team  
-1lapRomaine Wenger (Swi) Thömus Racing Team  
-1lapCeline Ernst (Swi) TST Troehler Sport Team  
-1lapFabienne Andres (Swi) Cannondale Küttel Team / VMC Hägglingen  
-2lapsGabrielle Mosset (Swi) TEAM Alouettes.ch/VC Jurassia  
DNFSarah Koba (Swi) SIMPLON  
DNFAsuman Burcu Balci (Tur) Team FUJIbikes Rockets  
Junior men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Andri Frischknecht (Swi) Scott-Swisspower MTB Racing1:06:48 
2Enea Vetsch (Swi) BskGraf-Rollmat-Koba MTB Team0:00:29 
3Manuel Fasnacht (Swi) Fischer Junior MTB Team0:00:41 
4Dominic Zumstein (Swi) Scott-Swisspower MTB Racing0:00:45 
5Dominic Grab (Swi) Team Grab-Credo/ VC Maur0:01:05 
6Georg Egger (Ger) VC Mindelheim, BIKE Junior Team0:01:17 
7Joel Koller (Swi) Tower Sports-VC Eschenbach0:01:27 
8Simon Vitzthum (Swi) RV Altenrhein / Team bischibikes/kopierpapier.ch0:02:05 
9Maurus Dürr (Swi) Merida Liechtenstein RV Buchs VC Ruggell0:02:18 
10Philipp Bertsch (Ger) Team Baier / Corratec Lanshut0:02:24 
11Raphael Koch (Swi) Team Greenhope-biking against cancer0:02:52 
12Ulisse Fieschi (Swi) JB Felt Team0:03:22 
13Paul Schmidt (Ger) Lindi Bike Race-Team / VC Vaduz0:03:26 
14Manuel Boog (Swi) Tower Sports-VC Eschenbach0:03:36 
15Andrin Beeli (Swi) BskGraf-Rollmat-Koba MTB Team0:03:44 
16Jan Kalt (Ger) Stevens-Factory-Racing-Team0:04:23 
17Andreas Mündle (Lie) Merida Liechtenstein0:04:44 
18Lutz Staake (Ger) Team Scott/ Stellwag0:04:51 
19Benedikt Kipka (Ger) Team Lombardo Corsa Germany0:05:02 
20Sven Strähle (Ger) MHW-Cube-Racing-Team0:05:05 
21Jakob Hartmann (Ger) Team Baier-Corratec Landshut0:05:23 
22Romain Corti (Swi) Team dom cycle merida0:05:28 
23Heiko Hog (Ger) Rothaus-Poison/Hochschwarzwald0:05:47 
24Jan-Philipp Ebertz (Ger) TV-Haiger0:05:51 
25Henrik Grobert (Ger) SV Kirchzarten Lexware Racing Team0:06:12 
26Nicolas Fischer (Swi) Tropical Solothurn0:06:49 
27Johannes Bläsi (Ger) Lexware-Racing-Team0:07:01 
28Tim Streckenbach (Ger) TSV Dettingen / Radwerk Racing Team0:07:25 
29Sebastian Egger (Swi) Bike Sport Simplon0:07:31 
30Tobias Bremser (Ger) Team Bergamont0:07:37 
31Lars Hubacher (Swi) bskGraf-Rollmat-Koba MTB Team0:07:43 
32Bruno Vitali (Swi) BMC Bobillier0:07:51 
33Oliver Herzig (Ger) Tropical Solothurn0:08:21 
34Nils Dillmann (Ger) Team Merida-Schulte0:09:04 
35Marcel Guerrini (Swi) Focus MIG Team0:09:32 
36Joël Haubensak (Swi) VC Bürglen-Märwil0:09:36 
37Sammy Leumann (Swi) VC Maur0:10:06 
38Fabian Strittmatter (Swi) Specialized Racing0:10:09 
39Niklas Grobert (Ger) Rothaus-Poison/Hochschwarzwald0:10:41 
40Eliot Olivier (Swi) BikePark.ch Scott0:11:45 
41Silvan Gisler (Swi) VMC Silenen IG Radsport Uri0:12:15 
42Jaco Pelser (Rsa) BMC-South Africa0:12:16 
43Louis Schreyer (Ger) MHW-Cube-Racing-Team0:12:26 
44Nicolas Allenspach (Swi) KOBA / RV Buchs0:14:19 
45Tom Scyboz (Swi) O2 Mountain Bike0:14:19 
46Raven Hilderis (Ger) Run Freising0:15:18 
47Bastian Juillerat (Swi) Alouettes.ch0:16:33 
48Yves Ketterer (Ger) Wheeler-iXS-Team0:16:39 
49Melvin Berard (Swi) Giant-Valais.ch0:17:20 
50Simon Gessler (Ger) MHW- Cube- Racing0:17:51 
-1lapFabio Franz (Swi) Fischer Junior MTB Team  
-1lapFabian Bruder (Ger) Team Lombardo Corsa Germany  
-1lapFabian Bucher (Swi) Team GREENHOPE-biking against cancer  
-1lapDominic Burkard (Swi) Poison Sport Team  
-1lapPatrick Gisler (Swi) VMC Silenen IG Radsport Uri  
-1lapJannick Guler (Swi) Fischer Junior MTB Team  
-1lapSandro Schober (Swi) Team Signer Felt RV Altenrhein  
-1lapJohann Sansonnens (Swi) Zeta Cyclin Club  
-1lapRobin Schummer (Fra) VCS Altkirch  
DNFSimon Schilli (Ger) JB Felt Team  
DNFJan Fergg (Swi) Küttel Radsport / VMC Hägglingen  
DNFRomain Bannwart (Swi) Prof-Raiffeisen-CCL  
DNFTimo Reith (Ger) Wheeler-iXS-Team  
DNFDaniel Voitl (Ger) BIKE Junior Team powered by milka  
DNFLukas Baum (Ger) Team Fiat Rotwild  
DNFSam Weber (Ger) MHW-Cube-Racing-Team  
DNFTimothy Mazzuchelli (Swi) Orbea Suisse Team  
Junior women
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Andrea Waldis (Swi) VC Gersau / Colnago1:02:59 
2Sofia Wiedenroth (Ger) TSV Niederstaufen / Stevens Factory Racing Team0:01:15 
3Ramona Forchini (Swi) MTB Kader Zentralschweiz0:03:39 
4Mallory Barth (Swi) Alouettes.ch / VC Jurassia0:04:56 
5Eliane Müggler (Swi) Pink Gili Swiss Racingteam0:05:32 
6Deborah Inauen (Swi) Pink Gili Swiss Racingteam0:06:05 
7Viola Albin (Swi) Tropical Solothurn Pro Team/ Bike 4 Fun/ VC Surselva0:06:43 
8Anika Buhl (Ger) SV Kirchzarten / Lexware Racing Team0:07:36 
9Jessica Benz (Ger) Wheeler-iXS-Team0:08:13 
10Chantal Eheim (Swi) Tropical Pro Team0:09:02 
11Sabrina Sägesser (Swi) Fischer Junior MTB Team0:09:15 
12Chrystelle Baumann (Swi) MACS Teamwork Frenetic0:11:52 
13Savannah Vosloo (RSA) BMC-South Africa0:13:40 
14Maéva Berset (Swi) Pédale Bulloise0:23:12 
15Sonja Schmid (Swi) Küttel Radsport Team / VMC Hägglingen0:24:33 
-1lapAmelie Etzel (Ger) MTB Neuffen  
DNFRomy Schmid (Ger) Stevens-Factory-Racing-Team  
DNFJennifer Kupferschmied (Swi) Bike Club Spiez / Velo Schneiter Thun  
DNFVeronika Brüchle (Ger) TSV Niederstaufen  
DNFJessica Schweizer (Ger) TSV Böhringen/ Koch Engineering  
Amateurs & Masters
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ronny Koller (Swi) Team bischibikes / kopierpapier.ch1:06:51 
2Christophe Geiser (Swi) Prof-Raiffeisen-CCL0:00:14 
3Bryan Allemann (Swi) CCMoutier / L'AlexMoos0:00:57 
4Sylvain Engelmann (Swi) Prof-Raiffeisen-CCL0:01:10 
5Jeffrey Andris (Ger) Stevens Schubert Racing Team0:01:21 
6Sandro Soncin (Swi) BH-Biketeam0:01:25 
7Joel Graf (Swi) Team bischibikes/kopierpapier.ch0:01:30 
8Adrien Buntschu (Swi) Team Zimmermann BMC New Work0:01:38 
9Adrian Muri (Swi) vc sursee-creabeton0:01:48 
10Markus Siebert (Ger) SC Hausach/Neumayer Tekfor0:01:58 
11Markus Bless (Swi) Tower Sports-VC Eschenbach0:02:24 
12Uli Brucker (Ger) Wheeler iXS-Team0:02:30 
13Philipp Hediger (Swi) Fischer-BMC0:02:41 
14Felix Huschle (Ger) Lombardo Corsa Germany RSV Staubwolke0:02:57 
15Nick Albrecht (Swi) dapp-putzi-team.ch0:02:57 
16Anselm Wüllner (Ger) DJK Grafschaft/ Team Merida Schulte0:03:35 
17Severin Lehmann (Ger) Stevens-Factory-Racing-Team0:03:42 
18Fabian Paumann (Swi) Team Greenhope-biking against cancer0:03:46 
19Maxi Maier (Ger) MTB Club München / Team Merida-Schulte0:03:51 
20Tobias Hollenstein (Swi) Team bischibikes/internetstore.ch0:04:00 
21Roger Jenny (Swi) Bike4Fun0:04:07 
22Rico Von Burg (Swi) Thömus Racing Team0:04:13 
23Michael Wicki (Swi) Team bischibikes / kopierpapier.ch0:04:13 
24Marcel Knecht (Swi) Totalsport / Scott0:04:14 
25Sandro Kessler (Swi) biketeam.gr0:04:15 
26Yannik Brischle (Ger) JB Felt Team0:04:20 
27Michael Frei (Swi) BH-Biketeam0:04:22 
28Andreas Zünd (Swi) Pink Gili Swiss Racingteam0:04:44 
29Patrick Lüthi (Swi) Prof-Raiffeisen-CCL0:04:55 
30Marco Tippmann (Ger) MTB-Teck0:05:01 
31Florian Meyer (Swi) FreeMoutain Scott0:05:04 
32Mathias Alig (Swi) mtb Team Valser0:05:14 
33Ueli Schädler (Swi) Energie MTB-Team0:05:20 
34Simeon Niederer (Swi) Sherpa Tensing Pedalerie0:05:39 
35Nicolas Chopard (Swi) Tropical Solothurn0:05:50 
36Florian Chenaux (Swi) VC Fribourg/Cycles Pache0:05:53 
37Jonas Loretz (Swi) Thömus Racing Team0:06:11 
38Tristan Blanchard (Swi) MACS TeamWork Frenetic0:06:17 
39Samuel Reichen (Swi) Orbea Suisse Team0:06:42 
40Nicholas Birchler (Swi) Puls Bike/Tranova0:06:44 
41Louis Wolf (Ger) MHW-Cube-Racing-Team0:06:57 
42Joël Niederberger (Swi) Stöckli Swiss Team0:06:59 
43Niculin Just (Swi) biketeam.gr0:07:10 
44Timo Häfner (Ger) RV Gomaringen / Radwerk Racing Team0:07:10 
45Michael Moelbaek (Den) Giant Swiss SR-Suntour0:07:25 
46Thomas Schmid (Swi) bskGraf-Rollmat MTB Team0:07:29 
47Severin Nowak (Swi) Bergamont Swiss Team0:07:29 
48Michael Feinauer (Ger) MHW-Cube-Racing-Team0:07:33 
49Silvan Casutt (Swi) biketeam.gr0:07:38 
50Jeremias Marti (Swi) MTB Kader Zentralschweiz0:07:47 
51Dominik Risi (Swi) MTB Kader Zentralschweiz0:08:04 
52Thomas Holtkamp (Ger) Metz Team Davos0:08:09 
53Curdin Buerkli (Swi) Imholz Bike Racing / RMV Chur0:08:09 
54Tobias Schraner (Swi) Fischer-BMC0:08:43 
55Dylan Page (Swi) Dom cycle Merida0:09:35 
56Claudio Andenmatten (Swi) Team Greenhope-biking against cancer0:09:45 
57Yann Montavon (Swi) Alouettes.ch Race / C.C.Moutier0:09:51 
58Jan Gafner (Swi) Prof-Raiffeisen-CCL0:10:04 
59Thomas Weber (Swi) biketeam.gr0:10:11 
60Sandro Herrmann (Swi) Imholz Bike Racing0:10:37 
61Pascal Nay (Swi) Thömus Bike Team GR / RMV-Chur0:10:49 
62Benno Heussi (Swi) GU - Plus / thomyk Team0:11:02 
63Simon Schmider (Ger) Team Neumayer Tekfor / SC Hausach0:11:05 
64Pirmin Kuss (Ger) SC-Urach0:11:35 
65Jan Schär (Swi) Thömus Racing Team0:13:52 
66Sébastien Angiolini (Swi) Team MSC Swiss0:14:13 
67Elia Omodei (Swi) VC Wohlen / dapp-putzi-team.ch0:14:24 
68Marius Kottal (Ger) RSU Hochschwarzwald0:14:39 
69Mauro Carabotti (Swi) alouettes.ch / ccm0:15:30 
70Matteo Sudan (Swi) Zimmermann BMC New- Work0:15:50 
71Valentin Berset (Swi) Dom Cycle Merida0:17:59 
-1lapLuca Formoso (Swi) dapp-putzi-team.ch  
-1lapRoger Teuscher (Swi) Bikeclub Prättigau  
-1lapBruno Schertenleib (Swi) VMC Liestal Radsport Wyser  
-1lapMaxence Schummer (Fra) VCS Altkirch  
DNFRoger Dittli (Swi) Stöckli  
DNFSilvan Kälin (Swi) MTB Kader Zentralschweiz  

 

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