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Swiss Championships - CN

Stettlen/Bern/Brugg, Switzerland, June 27-July 1, 2007

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The program

  • Day 1 - June 27: Elite women/U23/Elite men time trials, 34.8 km
  • Day 2 - June 30: Elite women/U23 men/Junior women road race, 102.6/136.8/51.3 km
  • Day 3 - July 1: Elite men/Masters men/Junior men/Beginner men road race, 205.2/85.5/119.7/51.3 km


By Bjorn Haake

Steffen Wesemann (Wiesenhof Felt) has converted to Swiss nationality and will contest this year's title. Alexandre Moos, on the other hand, has moved away and is currently racing for BMC in the United States. The Zberg brothers, Markus and Beat, both riding for Gerolsteiner, are expected to be there and always can use their family bond for some nice race tactics.

Steve Zampieri (Cofidis) had a strong Tour of Switzerland and will also try to win, but you can just never count out the surprise winner in the form of a continental rider. In the women's race look out for Nicole Brändli (Bigla).

Gregory Rast is the current Swiss champion, but this could change on a challenging loop that includes an elevation of over 300 metres. The men will ride the course 12 times for a total of 205 kilometres while the women do exactly half of that.

The event will be held in Brugg, where it was supposed to be last year but had to be canceled. This year's course makes up for any disappointment in having to wait an extra year. The Swiss always have to worry about rail road crossings with their fabulous public transit system, so the community had to work around the public requirements to come up with a very challenging 17 kilometre loop.