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Racer Bikes Cup / Swiss National Series #3 - 2

Solothurn, Switzerland, May 9, 2009

2008 Results  Results 

Schurter on top after Scott-Swisspower duel while Schneitter wins at home

23-year-old Olympic medallist Nino Schurter (Scott-Swisspower MTB Racing) won round three of the Swiss Racer Bikes Cup on Sunday in Solothurn while local Nathalie Schneitter (Colnago) won the women's race.

Schurter won in front of large crowds ahead of teammate Florian Vogel by one second and Marco Fontana (Cannondale Factory Racing) by over three minutes. After a starting loop through the middle of the bike festival, racers headed out into the forest. On the third of nine laps, Vogel and Schurter made their decisive move, escaping together off the front. They traded pulls regularly, and at the end, Schurter outsprinted Vogel.

"After the World Cup, this victory came naturally to me, and Mom was here for the race," said Schurter of the event which happened on Mother's Day weekend.

"The race went according to our plan and Nino deserved the victory," said a satisfied Vogel.

Lukas Flückiger (23 Degrees / Trek World Racing) suffered poor luck during the race. After a problem on the first lap, he entered the tech zone to repair it. He returned to the race and made a brilliant effort to catch back up, making it as far up as Fontana. However, another mechanical slowed Flückiger and he eventually finished fourth. Martin Fanger (Giant Team) was fifth.

Schneitter won on a course near her home. She beat teammate Eva Lechner by 16 seconds and Petra Henzi (Fischer-BMC) by 49 seconds.

Michelle Hediger won the junior women's race, Matthias Rupp won the amateur/masters race, and Swiss Under 17 champion Roger Walder was the best of the junior men.

Results

Elite men

1 Nino Schurter (Swi) Scott-Swisspower MTB Racing          1.52.18
2 Florian Vogel (Swi) Scott-Swisspower MTB Racing             0.01
3 Marco Fontana (Ita) Cannondale Factory Racing               3.07
4 Lukas Flückiger (Swi) 23 deegres/Trek                       5.32
5 Martin Fanger (Swi) Giant-Swiss-Team                        6.09
6 Marcel Wildhaber (Swi) Scott-Swisspower MTB Racing          6.16
7 Sepp Freiburghaus (Swi) Thömus Racing Team                  6.29
8 Alexandre Moos (Swi) BMC                                    6.29
9 Christof Bischof (Swi) ISD Sportsclub                       6.31
10 Giuseppe Lamastra (Ita) Hard Rock FRW                      6.43
11 Allesandro Gambino (Ita) Racing Team KTM-Dayco             7.41
12 Pavel Boudny (Cze) Odlo Specialized                        7.55
13 Silvio Bundi (Swi) Giant-Swiss-Team                        8.07
14 Pascal Schmutz (Swi) Corratec World Team                   8.20
15 Nicola Rohrbach (Swi) central GHOST Pro Team               8.20
16 Marco Arnold (Swi) Gisler-Craft                            8.58
17 Patrick Tresch (Swi) GU Plus/Thomyk/VMC Silenen           10.39
18 Jeremy Huguenin (Swi) Giant-Swiss-Team                    10.44
19 Shlomi Haimy (Isr) BikePark.ch                            11.04
20 Mathias Flückiger (Swi) 23 deegres/Trek                   11.49
21 Patrik Gallati (Swi) Scott-Swisspower MTB Racing          12.17
22 Nicolas Lüthi (Swi) Prof Raiffeisen                       12.34
23 Jiri Novak (Cze) Odlo Specialized                         13.12
24 Lachlan Norris (Aus) DiscoverTasmania.com                 13.12
25 Ueli Schädler (Swi) Energie MTB Team                      13.20
26 Florian Meyer (Swi) MTB Cycletech Racing Team             14.25
27 Tad Elliott (USA) USA National MTB Team                   14.37
28 Giancarlo Sax (Swi) Thömus Racing Team                    14.50

Lapped

29 Marcel Bartholet (Swi) Wheeler Swiss Team                      
30 Rob Squire (USA) USA National MTB Team                         
31 Rudolf Biedermann (Swi) Team Mahu                              
32 Markus Bless (Swi) Tower Sports-VC Eschenbach                  
33 Cyril Calame (Swi) Frénétic-Bernasconi-Volvo                   
34 Mitch Hoke (USA) USA National MTB Team                         
35 Tristan Cowie (USA) USA National MTB Team                      
36 Lucien Peterhans (Swi) Velo Franz/Univega                      
37 George Bennet (NZl) New Zealand                                
38 Roberto Crisi (Ita) Hard Rock FRW                              
39 Damian Perrin (Swi) Free Mountain/Koba                         
40 Charlton Durie (Aus) DiscoverTasmania.com                      
41 Christophe Geiser (Swi) Prof Raiffeisen CCL                    
42 Gael Martinet (Swi) Dome Cycle/VC Rennaz                       
43 Matthias Allenspach (Swi) Tower Sports-VC Eschenbach           
44 Mathias Krähemann (Swi) Bike Team Ramsauer-Micarna             
45 Kevin Kane (USA) USA National MTB Team                         
46 Stephan Ettinger (USA) USA National MTB Team                   
47 Martino Di Pierdomenico (Ita) Hard Rock FRW                    
48 Ethan Gilmour (USA) USA National MTB Team                      
49 Klemens Bont (Swi) Gaetzi.comi/RMC Gossau                      
50 Giovanni Dallera (Ita) Racing Team KTM-Dayco                   
51 Dominik Buksa (Cze) Odlo Specialized                           
52 Daniel Eymann (Swi) Thömus Racing Team                         
53 Massimiliano Cossano (Ita) Dayco Racing Team                   
54 Trevor Downing (USA) USA National MTB Team                     
55 Francesco Niccoli (Ita) Hard Rock FRW                          
DNF Michael Tumler (Ita) L´Arcobaleno Carraro Team                
DNF Colin Osborne (USA) USA National MTB Team                     
DNF Severin Disch (Swi) Giant-Swiss-Team                          
DNF Joris Boillat (Swi) Frenetic-Bernasconi                       
DNF Michel Luginbühl (Swi) Bikecenter Radsport                    
DNF Tobias Hollenstein (Swi) Bike Team Ramsauer-Micarna           
DNF Hansueli Stauffer (Swi) IXS Swiss Wheeler Team                
DNF Jonas Baumann (Swi) Haibike-Swiss IT Repair MTB               
DNF Benjamin Büchi (Swi) Scott RV Winterthur                      
DNF Michael Hutter (Swi) Pink Gili Swiss                          
DNF Samuel Reichen (Swi) Haibike-Swiss IT Repair MTB              

Elite women

1 Nathalie Schneitter (Swi) Colnago                        1.44.19
2 Eva Lechner (Ita) Colnago                                   0.16
3 Petra Henzi (Swi) Fischer-BMC                               0.49
4 Caroline Mani (Fra) BikePark.ch                             2.25
5 Katrin Leumann (Swi) goldwurst-power / Sputnik              3.33
6 Maria Osl (Aut) Fischer-BMC                                 4.11
7 Rowena Fry (Aus) DiscoverTasmania.com                       5.45
8 Kathrin Stirnemann (Swi) Merida Suisse Team                 6.11
9 Esther Süss (Swi) Wheeler-IXS Pro Team                      7.39
10 Vivienne Meyer (Swi) Colnago                               9.51
11 Virginie Pointet (Swi) BikePark.ch                        10.13
12 Gracie Elvin (Aus) DiscoverTasmania.com                   10.32
13 Lorraine Truong (Swi) Prof Flühlmann / CCL                11.24
14 Myriam Saugy (Swi) Texner BMC                             11.47
15 Corina Gantenbein (Swi) ewz.biketeam.gr                   12.13
16 Jane Nüssli (GBr) Credo-Bikes.com                         12.26
17 Alexa Hüni (Ger) VAUDE Simplon                            12.27
18 Fabienne Niederberger (Swi) X.O.-Felt                     12.29
19 Sarah Koba (Swi) Giant-Swiss-Team                         13.49
20 Sandra Walter (Can) Local Ride Elite Women's MTB          15.01

Lapped

21 Catherine Lohri (Swi) Free Mountain/Koba                       
22 Nicole Perruchon (Ita) Racing Team KTM-Dayco                   
23 Jennifer Sägesser (Swi) Thömus Racing Team                     
24 Marina Giger (Swi) Tower Sports-VC Eschenbach                  
25 Fanny Martinet (Swi) Giant-Valais.ch                           
26 Andrea Bannwart (Swi) BMC                                      
27 Céline Farner (Swi) Velo Franz/Univega                         
28 Karin Rappo (Swi) Mahu                                         
29 Gabriela Glaus (Swi) VC Steinmaur                              
30 Deborah Spescha (Swi) ewz.biketeam.gr                          
31 Daniela Stünzi (Swi) Haibike-Swiss IT Repair MTB               
DNF Marielle Saner-Guinchard (Swi) BikePark.ch                    
DNF Nadine Rieder (Ger) FBI racingteam.youngstars                 
DNF Patricia Doglione (Swi) Giant / Bergrad Team                  
DNF Fabienne Heinzmann (Swi) BikePark.ch                          
DNF Agnes Naumann (Ger) Bike ARGE ST. Märgen                      
DNF Anna Oberparleiter (Ita) Hard Rock FRW                        

Junior men

1 Roger Walder (Swi) Scott-Swisspower MTB Racing           1.22.42
2 Reto Indergand (Swi) TG Zentralschweiz/IG RS-Uri            0.42
3 Lukas Loretz (Swi) Giant-Swiss-Team                         1.13
4 Matthias Stirnemann (Swi) Merida Suisse Team                2.15
5 Patrick Lüthi (Swi) Prof - Raiffeisen                       4.02
6 Gian-Marco Gasser (Swi) Tower Sports-VC Eschenbach          4.30
7 Emilien Barben (Swi) Zeta Cycling Club                          
8 Fabian Paumann (Swi) Merida Suisse Team                     4.32
9 Kevin Krieg (Swi) Yeti Ullmann                              5.06
10 Marc Stutzmann (Swi) MTB Cycletech Racing Team             5.26
11 Stefan Peter (Swi) TG Zentralschweiz                       6.09
12 Claude Koster (Swi) MTB Cycletech Racing Team              6.19
13 Mike Schuler (Swi) TG Zentralschweiz                       6.24
14 Kieran Hambrook (NZl) New Zealand                          6.35
15 Janos Ruch (Swi) Fischer Junior MTB Team                   6.49
16 Martin Strebel (Swi) Fischer Junior MTB Team               7.14
17 Anthony Grand (Swi) DOM Cycle / VC Rennaz                  7.16
18 Michael Stünzi (Swi) Haibike-Swiss IT Repair MTB           8.14
19 Marc Schärli (Swi) RC Gränichen                            8.50
20 Samuel Bieri (Swi) Tower Sports-VC Eschenbach              9.10
21 Marc Flury (Swi) Thömus Racing Team                        9.15
22 Simon Faust (Swi) Hobi-Bau/MF.Hügler Wetzikon              9.52
23 Amotz Nehoray (Isr) C.C.C / Team Israel                   10.20
24 Fabian Obrist (Swi) Stevens                               10.57
25 Benedikt Mündle (Lie) Merida Liechtenstein                11.14
26 Elia Omodei (Swi) Scott Radsport Stutz                    11.26
27 Simon Fankhauser (Swi) MTB Cycletech Racing Team          13.02
28 Severin Sägesser (Swi) Thömus Racing Team                 13.11
29 Mario Nideröst (Swi) TG Zentralschweiz/Aegeri Bike        13.12
30 Kevin Rossier (Swi) Frenetic Bernasconi                   13.18
31 Maxime Schmid (Swi) BikePark.ch                           15.04
32 Johannes Gujan (Swi) VC Surselva                          15.16
33 Marc Hermann (Swi) ewz.biketeam.gr                        16.15
34 Rafael Haubensak (Swi) Sherpa Tensing Pedalerie           16.25
35 Robin Böhi (Swi) Velothek-Baloise                         17.02

Lapped

36 Ronny Koller (Swi) RSS Rheintal                                
37 Pascal Stettler (Swi) Fischer Junior MTB Team                  
38 Remo Bislin (Swi) Bike 4 Fun                                   
39 Basil Fanti (Swi) RRZ Goldwurst.ch Nordwest                    
40 Daniel Humm (Swi) VC Wädenswil/Radnroll Bike Team              
41 Circelli Ludovic (Swi) VC Estavayer                            
42 Maxence Schummer (Fra) VCS Altkirch                            
43 Fabian Aschwanden (Swi) VMC Silenen/IG Radsport Uri            
44 Raphael Kyburz (Swi) Merida Rookies Team                       
45 Michel Woerner (Swi) goldwurst-power / Ridley / VCR            
46 Frank Bauch (Fra) Chouet Bike Club Village                     
47 Daniel Hagmann (Swi) Koba.ch                                   
48 Andrea Bardill (Swi) Merida Team Bikepowerhaus                 
49 Bastien Burkhalter (Swi) Giant / Cycle Gunzinger               
DNF Basil Ryser (Swi) Thömus Future                               
DNF Maxime Ebel (Swi) Prof Raiffeisen                             
DNF Florian Kaufmann (Swi) Hobi-Bau/MF.Hügler Wetzikon            
DNF Christoph Fässler (Swi) thomyk / VC Gersau                    
DNF Bryan Falaschi (Swi) Hard Rock FRW                            

Junior women

1 Michelle Hediger (Swi) Fischer-BMC                       1.35.49
2 Lisa Mitterbauer (Aut) BikePark.ch                          0.01
3 Nicole Hanselmann (Swi) bike-import.ch/RV Wetzikon          0.07
4 Vania Schumacher (Swi) Top Cycle                            6.46
5 Tanja Starkermann (Swi) Fischer Junior MTB Team            10.51
6 Noga Korem (Isr) Teamisgav / Team Israel                   13.05
7 Aurelia Sonderegger (Swi) PBR-Matic                        17.19
8 Céline Ernst (Swi) Stöckli Racing Team                     19.40
9 Seraina Gasser (Swi) Tower Sports-VC Eschenbach             2.12
DNF Cora Grossmann (Swi) Merida Suisse Team                       

Amateurs & masters

1 Matthias Rupp (Swi) Scott-Swisspower MTB Racing          1.19.58
2 Konny Looser (Swi) BiXS - iXS Swiss Team                    2.40
3 Olof Jonsson (Swi) Corratec World Team                      3.23
4 Simon Weber (Swi) Merida Suisse Team                        4.24
5 Mirco Widmer (Swi) Fischer Junior MTB Team                  5.04
6 Roland Häfeli (Swi) Fischer-BMC                             5.08
7 Marc Metzler (Swi) Pink Gili Swiss                          5.10
8 Florian Thie (Swi) MTB Cycletech Racing Team                5.22
9 Xavier Dafflon (Swi) Pro Cycles-Scott-NewWork               6.02
10 Lucien Besancon (Swi) Velocenter Wangen a.A.               6.19
11 Sebastian Ostertag (Swi) VC Wädenswil/velo-reichmuth.ch    6.46
12 Hans Burkhard (Swi) Koba Bike Team/VC Vaduz                7.00
13 David Baumann (Swi) Haibike-Swiss IT Repair MTB            7.00
14 Jörg Egli (Swi) Wheeler-IXS Swiss Team                     7.19
15 Silvio Büsser (Swi) BiXS - iXS Swiss Team                  7.29
16 Michael Wildhaber (Swi) Tower Sports-VC Eschenbach         7.33
17 Benoit Beaud (Swi) BikePark.ch                             7.34
18 Daniel Kaufmann (Swi) Haibike-Swiss IT Repair MTB          7.59
19 Yannick Sarret (Swi) Prof Raiffeisen                       8.13
20 Matthias Lauk (Swi) Energie MTB Team                       8.13
21 Andreas Boeriis (Swi) Schmid Velo/VBC Rupperswil           8.14
22 Sandro Soncin (Swi) Goodsport                              8.14
23 Roger Dittli (Swi) Stöckli-Craft                           8.44
24 Christophe Niederhauser (Swi) Prof Raiffeisen              8.45
25 Jeremias Marti (Swi) TG-Zentralschweiz.ch                  9.31
26 Sandro Hediger (Swi) Fischer Junior MTB Team              10.12
27 Marco Hungerbühler (Swi) Goodsport/VBT Seetal             10.12
28 Michael Montandon (Swi) Zeta Cycling Club                 10.19
29 Stephan Meier (Ger) Sabine Spitz Junior Team              11.09
30 Sandro Kessler (Swi) ewz.biketeam.gr                      11.10
31 Philipp Gerber (Swi) Thömus Racing Team                   11.40
32 Patrick Hediger (Swi) RV Merishausen/Russenberger         12.38
33 Mirco Zürcher (Swi) BSK Graf/VC Volketswil                14.05
34 Andreas Bruder (Swi) Bike4Fun                             14.06
35 Manuel Ritter (Swi) MTB Cycletech Racing Team             17.11
36 Alexander Fischer (Ger) SG Rheinfelden/Nachwuchs Spitz    19.09

Lapped

37 Dumeni Vincenz (Swi) Thömus Racing Team                        
38 Marcel Bader (Swi) VBT Seetal                                  
39 Benno Heussi (Swi) GU-Plus / thomyk                            
40 Patrick Gobat (Swi) Free Velo Passion VCFM                     
41 David Bieri (Swi) Krapf Bike Wave                              
42 Luca Formoso (Swi) Cycle Shop/RV Winterthur                    
43 Patrick Hassenfratz (Fra) VC Alstia Guebwiller                 
44 Xavier Scheepers (Swi)                                         
45 Benjamin Loretz (Swi) Thömus Racing Team                       
DNF Hannes Wunsch (Ger) SG Rheinfelden/Nachwuchs Spitz            
DNF Thomas Weber (Swi) ewz.biketeam.gr                            
DNF Sebastian Hilbe (Aut) Kraftstoff                              
DNF Oliver Stehlin (Swi) Bergrad.ch                               
DNF Christian Bickel (Swi) Total Sport/Steda                      

Fun men

1 Andreas Zünd (Swi) Pink Gili Swiss                         57.02
2 Adrian Berger (Swi) Thömus Racing Team                      0.01
3 Mathias Alig (Swi) VC Surselva                              1.11
4 Yann Montavon (Swi) Alouettes.ch                            1.25
5 Lukas Bucher (Swi) Tropical Solothurn                       1.34
6 Simon Wüthrich (Swi) Thömus/VC Baerau                       1.50
7 Andy Bachmann (Swi) VC Perrefitte                           2.23
8 Thomas Schädler (Swi) Energie MTB Team                      2.32
9 Hans Brandenberger (Swi)                                    3.10
10 Martin Häusermann (Swi) René’s Veloshop/VBT Seetal             
11 Adrian Muri (Swi) VC Sursee                                3.19
12 Stefan Straubhaar (Swi) Bergamont/Bike Shop Sigriswil      4.26
13 David Schädler (Swi) Energie MTB Team                      4.32
14 Nicolas Chopard (Swi) Tropical Solothurn                   5.00
15 David Clemenceau (Swi) Giant/Jurassic Bikes                5.19
16 Thomas Maier (Swi) The Fighters/Sportplausch Wider         5.20
17 Pascal Tanner (Swi)                                        5.23
18 Andreas Ziegler (Swi) velo-art.ch                          5.50
19 Men Marugg (Swi) Stevens-Klosters                          5.50
20 Patric Eichelberger (Swi) Thömus Factory Team              5.57
21 Michael Frei (Swi) Velo Franz/Univega                      6.02
22 Christoph Rindlisbacher (Swi)                              6.04
23 Marc Zubler (Swi) Alptours-Pneu Egger                      6.11
24 Patrick Zollinger (Swi) Stöckli-MTB-Team                   6.19
25 Thomas Straubhaar (Swi) Bikecenter Radsport                6.36
26 Daniel Büschlen (Swi) Giant/Büschlenbikesport              6.53
27 Roy Studer (Swi) Tropical Solothurn                        7.06
28 Martin Henggeler (Swi) Aegeri Bike Club                    7.18
29 Marco Heuscher (Swi) Giant-Velo Legi-Team                  7.30
30 Matthias Straubhaar (Swi) Bikecenter Radsport              8.01
31 Markus Walt (Swi) Pink Gili Swiss                          8.03
32 Fabian Huber (Swi) The Fighters SportplauschWider          8.04
33 Stefan Hess (Swi)                                          8.38
34 Fabian Schaller (Swi) René's Veloshop                      9.14
35 Christian Reber (Swi) Tropical Solothurn                  10.20
36 Jeremy Jayawardena (Swi) www.velofix.ch                   11.01
37 Silvan Heeb (Swi) Tropical Solothurn                      11.24
38 Fabian Zogg (Swi) Lucky Star                              11.25
39 Simon Baumann (Swi) Uebelhardt Tri Team                   11.36
40 Silvan Marti (Swi) CC Moutier                             11.38
41 Marco Frankhauser (Swi) Kraftwerk                         11.45
42 Fabian Hugi (Swi)                                         11.45
43 Ludovic Angiolini (Swi) Felt Cycle Centre                 12.12
44 Mathias Lüscher (Swi)                                     12.31
45 Christoph Widmer (Swi) Vontobel                           12.51
46 Markus Odermatt (Swi)                                     13.25
47 Jan Schär (Swi) Thömus Sport Team                         13.48
48 Richard Wüthrich (Swi) VC Hittnau                         14.04
49 Roger Fässler (Swi) Giant                                 14.57
50 Michael Wyss (Swi) Bicycle Obsession Aarberg              15.02
51 Eugene Van Rooyen (RSa)                                   15.28
52 Tobias Haefeli (Swi) Gielehütte.ch                        17.10
53 Roland Allemann (Swi)                                     17.42
54 Andreas Meister (Swi)                                     18.01

Lapped

55 Marco Kurmann (Swi) TG-Zentralschweiz                          
56 Roberto Weichelt (Swi)                                         
57 Benjamin Iten (Swi) VC Schötz go-in.ch                         
58 Michael Fluri (Swi)                                            
59 Lucien Schulthess (Swi)                                        
60 Michael Aellen (Swi) VC Tögg                                   
61 Christoph Rytz (Swi) Kraftwerk Rocky Mountain                  
62 Bernd Schaible (Swi)                                           
63 Marcel Steiner (Swi) Ypsomed                                   
64 Dieter Werpel (Swi) Ypsomed                                    
65 Jannick Wehrli (Swi) Rivella                                   
66 Joel Fischer (Swi) Rivella                                     
67 Sascha Schoni (Swi) Pro Cycling Schaller                       
68 Patrick Kronig (Swi)                                           
69 Amro Moatemed (Swi)