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Scott Swisspower goes one-two with Schurter, Vogel

Swiss riders, Nino Schurter (Scott-Swisspower MTB Racing) and Esther Süss, took victories in both the men's and women's races at the Racer Bikes Cup round in Plaffeien.

It was the first Swiss victory in a Racer Bikes Cup men's cross country round yet in 2010. Schurter was pitted against teammate Florian Vogel and Trek World Racing's Lukas Flückiger, who were second and third respectively.

On lap two, Schurter, Jean-Christophe Peraud (Omega Pharma-Lotto), Flückiger and the young Matthias Rupp were off the front. Vogel, who was not with those favorites, then started his comeback. First the Swiss Champion caught Rupp, then the others and he came within seven seconds of Schurter at the finish.

"I wanted to win," said Vogel at the awards ceremony though he had to content himself with second.

"The singletrack, climbs and technical descents were good for me," said winner Schurter.

In the women's race, Esther Süss (Wheeler-IXS Pro Team) showed she is still in top form. She went for it early in the race, on the first rise of the Hapferenwald.

"I relished the long climbs - only the wind was a little annoying," said Süss, who finished ahead of Kathrin Leumann (goldwurst-power / Sputnik) and Petra Henzi (Fischer-BMC). The three will do battle again at the Swiss Marathon National Championships next weekend in Mendrisio.

Scott-Swisspower's Rupp won the Under 23 race ahead of Giancarlo Sax (Thömus Racing Team) and Olof Jonsson (O2 Orbea).

Jolanda Neff (ewz-Giant MTB-Team) won the junior women's race ahead of Linda Indergand (FRM TG Zentralschweiz/IG-RS Uri) and Vania Schumacher (Merida Suisse Team).

Stefan Peter (FRM TG Zentralschweiz) topped the junior men's field with Janos Ruch (Fischer Junior MTB Team) in second and Kevin Krieg (PBR-Matic Swiss MTB Team) in third.

Full Results

Elite men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Nino Schurter (Swi) Scott-Swisspower MTB Racing1:49:21
2Florian Vogel (Swi) Scott-Swisspower MTB Racing0:00:07
3Lukas Flückiger (Swi) 23 degrees/Trek0:00:12
4Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:02:27
5Matthias Rupp (Swi) Scott-Swisspower MTB Racing0:03:38
6Daniel Mcconnell (Aus) Torq Nutrition Australia0:04:38
7Marcel Wildhaber (Swi) Scott-Swisspower MTB Racing0:04:52
8Giancarlo Sax (Swi) Thömus Racing Team0:05:29
9Olof Jonsson (Swi) O2 Orbea0:06:40
10Pascal Schmutz (Swi) Corratec World Team0:08:26
11Nicolas Lüthi (Swi) Prof Raiffeisen0:10:22
12Steven Garcin (Fra) BH SR Suntour0:10:59
13Russell Finsterwald (USA) USA National MTB Team0:11:27
14Marc Metzler (Swi) Pink Gili Swiss0:11:34
15Tobias Hollenstein (Swi) Giant-Swiss-Team0:11:44
16Arnaud Grosjean (Fra) BH SR Suntour0:12:08
17Matthias Allenspach (Swi) Tower Sports-VC Eschenbach0:12:37
18Kerry Werner (USA) USA National MTB Team0:12:51
19Christian Bickel (Swi) Winterthur0:13:34
20Jack Hinkens (USA) USA National MTB Team0:13:55
21Patrick Tresch (Swi) GU Plus/Thomyk/VMC Silenen0:14:15
22Jonas Baumann (Swi) Haibike-Swiss IT Repair MTB0:14:23
23Florian Thie (Swi) MTB Cycletech Racing Team0:15:29
24Mirco Widmer (Swi) Giant-Swiss-Team0:15:35
25Mathias Krähemann (Swi) Bike Team Ramsauer-Micarna0:15:51
26Markus Bless (Swi) Tower Sports-VC Eschenbach0:18:06
27Dumeni Vincenz (Swi) Thömus Racing Team0:18:51
28Gregory Carpenter (USA) USA National MTB Team0:23:10
29Kevin Kane (USA) USA National MTB Team0:26:09
-1lapSimon Weber (Swi) Merida Suisse Team
-1lapAmotz Nehoray (Isr) C.C.C / Team Israel
DNFDamian Perrin (Swi) Free Mountain-Koba
DNFZach Mcdonald (USA) USA National MTB Team
DNFYves Corminboeuf (Swi)
DNFFlorian Meyer (Swi) Freemountain - Koba
DNFArnaud Grand (Swi) Thömus Racing Team
DNFBenoit Beaud (Swi) P.E.V Genève
DNFJoel Niederberger (Swi) Stöckli-Craft

Elite women
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Esther Süss (Swi) Wheeler-IXS Pro Team1:23:24
2Katrin Leumann (Swi) goldwurst-power / Sputnik0:01:29
3Petra Henzi (Swi) Fischer-BMC0:05:17
4Sarah Koba (Swi) Giant-Swiss-Team0:06:19
5Nicole Hanselmann (Swi) bike-import.ch0:09:22
6Vivienne Meyer (Swi) Colnago Arreghini Südtirol0:10:02
7Lorraine Truong (Swi) Prof Raiffeisen / ccl0:10:28
8Corina Gantenbein (Swi) Fischer-BMC0:10:28
9Sofia Pezzatti (Swi) Team Wittwer0:13:56
10Rahel Rüegge (Swi) Jumpin Crazy Team0:15:09
11Rebecca Henderson (Aus)0:18:17
12Marina Giger (Swi) Tower Sports-VC Eschenbach0:20:07
13Céline Farner (Swi) Velo Franz/Univega0:23:14
14Deborah Spescha (Swi) Thömus Racing Team0:24:33
15Andrea Wilhelm (Swi) Tröhler / VC Hittnau0:32:09
-1lapKarin Rappo (Swi) Mahu/BSO
-1lapGabrielle Mosset (Swi)

Junior men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Stefan Peter (Swi) FRM TG Zentralschweiz1:33:50
2Janos Ruch (Swi) Fischer Junior MTB Team0:03:12
3Kevin Krieg (Swi) PBR-Matic Swiss MTB Team0:04:16
4Claude Koster (Swi) MTB Cycletech Racing Team0:04:17
5Patrick Lüthi (Swi) Prof Raiffeisen CCL0:05:12
6Elia Omodei (Swi) VC Wohlen/Scott Radsport Stutz0:05:40
7Jonas Loretz (Swi) Thömus Racing Team0:06:08
8Fabian Paumann (Swi) Merida Suisse Team0:07:33
9Florian Suter (Swi) Fischer Junior MTB Team0:08:29
10Jan Gafner (Swi) Prof Raiffeisen CCL0:10:01
11Tobias Spescha (Swi) Merida Suisse Team0:10:28
12Roger Jenny (Swi) Bike 4 Fun0:10:57
13Roger Walder (Swi) Scott-Swisspower MTB Racing0:11:31
14Severin Sägesser (Swi) Thömus Racing Team0:11:34
15Dominik Risi (Swi) TG Zentralschweiz/RMC Kerns0:12:03
16Silvan Kälin (Swi) TG Zentralschweiz/RV Einsiedeln0:12:10
17Valentin Berset (Swi) ACBroye / Dom Cycle0:12:39
18Daniel Nientiedt (Ger) Ghost Racing Team0:12:48
19Maxime Ebel (Swi) Frenetic Bernasconi HiRe0:12:53
20Rico Von Burg (Swi) Thömus Racing Team0:13:16
21Maxi Maier (Ger) MTB Club München/Merida-Schulte0:13:51
22Brian Brog (Swi) Free-Mountain-Koba-Team0:22:04
23Pascal Stettler (Swi) Fischer Junior MTB Team0:22:45
24Silvan Casutt (Swi) biketeam.gr0:23:12
25Daniel Humm (Swi) Tempo-Sport Cannondale/VC Wädenswil0:23:26
26Niculin Just (Swi) biketeam.gr0:23:27
27Michael Grod (Swi) VBT-Seetal0:25:20
28Nick Albrecht (Swi) Race Team - RV Stadt Winterthur0:00:15
29Johannes Gujan (Swi) VC Surselva0:01:16
30Jan Schär (Swi) Thömus Racing Team0:02:58
31Nicola Conrad (Swi) Fischer Junior MTB Team0:06:41
32Kilian Badrutt (Swi) biketeam.gr0:10:22
DNFDylan Page (Swi) Dom Cycle / VC Rennaz
DNFFlorian Chenaux (Swi) Vélo-Club Fribourg/Cycles Pache
DNFYann Rausis (Swi)
DNFRaphael Kyburz (Swi) RC Gränichen
DNFMichael Stünzi (Swi) Haibike-Swiss IT Repair MTB

Junior women
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jolanda Neff (Swi) ewz-Giant MTB-Team1:02:46
2Linda Indergand (Swi) FRM TG Zentralschweiz/IG-RS Uri0:00:01
3Vania Schumacher (Swi) Merida Suisse Team0:02:54
4Laura Munizaga (Chi) Scott Agricom Movistar0:08:52
5Jil Saxer (Swi) Fischer Junior MTB Team0:10:27
6Romaine Wenger (Swi) Thömus/ Bergsportcenter0:12:55
7Janine Hanselmann (Swi) RV Wetzikon0:16:37
8Carmen Gehriger (Swi) Team Brander0:27:38

Amateurs and Masters
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Reto Indergand (Swi) FRM TG Zentralschweiz/ IG-RS Uri1:35:21
2Matthias Stirnemann (Swi) Merida Suisse Team0:00:34
3Lukas Loretz (Swi) Giant-Swiss-Team0:01:16
4Adrien Buntschu (Swi) Texner-BMC-Groupe Mutuel0:02:24
5Mike Schuler (Swi) FRM TG Zentralschweiz0:03:38
6Michael Wildhaber (Swi) Tower Sports-VC Eschenbach0:06:14
7Marc Stutzmann (Swi) Free Mountain-Koba/RSC Aaretal0:06:16
8Xavier Dafflon (Swi) Team PRO Cycles-Scott-NewWork0:06:22
9Matthias Lauk (Swi) Energie MTB Team0:07:36
10Emilien Barben (Swi) Zeta Cycling Club0:07:42
11Daniel Kaufmann (Swi) Haibike-Swiss IT Repair MTB0:08:01
12Martin Strebel (Swi) Fischer Junior MTB Team0:08:25
13Roland Abächerli (Swi) Giant-Swiss-Team0:09:43
14Andreas Zünd (Swi) Pink Gili Swiss0:10:24
15Anthony Grand (Swi) DOM Cycle / VC Rennaz0:10:39
16Julien Oppliger (Swi) Zeta Cycling Club0:11:05
17Rick Reimann (Swi) PBR Matic Swiss MTB Team0:12:22
18Marcel Knecht (Swi) CSI Group MTB Team0:12:23
19Jeremias Marti (Swi) TG-Zentralschweiz0:12:27
20Adrian Amsler (Swi) Velo Franz-Univega0:12:53
21Moreno Trabucchi (Ita) paduano martina racing0:13:08
22Sandro Soncin (Swi) Goodsport-Giant0:13:39
23Fabian Obrist (Swi) RV Winterthur/ Stevens0:14:49
24Bastien Bugnard (Swi) Stöckli0:16:15
25Pim Heinrich (Swi) FRM TG Zentralschweiz0:17:01
26Patrick Hediger (Swi) RV Merishausen/Russenberger Velo0:17:28
27Sandro Kessler (Swi) biketeam.gr0:18:07
28Michel Woerner (Swi) Goldwurst-Power / VCR0:21:38
29Patrick Gobat (Swi)
30Cyrill Meier (Swi) Goodsport-Giant0:24:01
31Marc Flury (Swi) Thömus Racing Team0:25:03
-1lapLuca Formoso (Swi) Cycle-Shop/RV Winterthur
-1lapYves Albrecht (Swi) Race Team - RV Stadt Winterthur
-1lapCyril Aebischer (Swi) Race Team - RV Stadt Winterthur
DNFKevin Moret (Swi) Stöckli
DNFLudovic Circelli (Swi) VC Estavayer
DNFRoger Winkler (Swi) VBC Rupperwil


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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.

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