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Christoph Sauser diary 2009: Seeing rainbows

Christoph Sauser (Team Specialized Factory Racing)
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Last summer, Christoph Sauser fulfilled a long-time dream when he became the mountain bike cross country World Champion. The 33-year-old Swiss rider of Team Specialized Factory Racing is racing this season in the rainbow stripes as he works toward a goal of defending his championship title in Canberra, Australia.

Going into the 2009 season, Sauser counted 14 UCI World Cup wins on his resume, and he has twice been the World Cup overall champion - in 2004 & 2005. He can go fast over long distances, too. Sauser won the mountain bike marathon World Championships in 2007 and finished as the runner-up in 2008.

Follow Sauser's adventures around the globe as he races the World Cup cross country circuit and some marathon and stage races throughout 2009.

Latest entry: May 23: Home for two weeks

2009 diary entries