Swisspower Cup preview

The Swisspower Cup will wrap up this weekend September 1-2 in Muttenz. Held just one week before the World Championships, many top stars are expected to be at the start line including Julien Absalon, Christoph Sauser, Jose Antonio Hermida, Frederik Kessiakoff , Roel Paulissen, Jean Christophe Peraud, and Lado and Manuel Fumic. On the women's side, look out for Sabine Spitz and Katrin Leumann as favorites.

The Spanish racer Jose Antonio Hermida (Multivan Merida), one of the few riders to seriously challenge Absalon this year, said he hopes the Swisspower cup will help him arrive in the best possible condition to Fort William. Before heading to Swizterland, Hermida said, " I go to the Swiss Cup, with a lot of illusion, to take the final feel of form with a view to the Fort William. On Saturday I will take part in the short race, and on Sunday I will dispute the cross-country race. I am satisfied with my condition, but never you can never know for sure."

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