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Sauser to lead Swiss world championship mountain bike team

Christophe Sauser (Specialized) riding to 21st place.

Christophe Sauser (Specialized) riding to 21st place. (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)

The Swiss cycling federation selected its team for the 2009 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships in Canberra, Australia from September 1-6. A complete roster of cross country, downhill, four cross and trials team members is below.

Perhaps the best-known member of the squad is Christoph Sauser (Specialized Factory Racing), who will head Down Under to defend his cross country world championship title, which he won last year in Val di Sole, Italy.

Swiss Team for the 2009 UCI Mountain Bike and Trials World Championships

Elite women cross country: Nathalie Schneitter, Petra Henzi, Katrin Leumann, Marielle Saner Guinchard, Esther Süss
Elite men cross country: Ralph Näf, Florian Vogel, Nino Schurter, Martin Gujan, Lukas Flückiger, Christoph Sauser

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Sue George is an editor at Cyclingnews.  She coordinates all of the site's mountain bike race coverage and assists with the road, 'cross and track coverage.