This past weekend saw Nino Schurter cement his place at the top of the XCO world at the Swiss Bike Days festival. 22 000 visitors showed up for the national bike festival in Solothurn.
It was a successful weekend for the Scott-Swisspower MTB Racing team. The racing started on Friday night with a short track race which was won by German champion Moritz Milatz. Florian Vogel placed 3rd. The main xco race was won by the in form Nino Schurter. Together with Christoph Sauser he broke away from the rest of the field. It was on the final lap when Schurter put the pressure on the 35 year old Sauser to get away and win by five seconds. Florian Vogel, tipped to be Nino’s main rival for the weekend suffered more bad luck after getting a nail stuck in his rear tire on the second lap.
Roger Walder placed 2nd in the amateur category with Dominic Zumstein and Andri Frischknecht finishing 2nd and 3rd on the junior podium.
1. SCHURTER Nino 1986 Chur Scott-Swisspower MTB Racing 1:30:48,7
2. SAUSER Christoph 1976 Sigriswil Specialized Factory Racing +0:04,7
3. GUJAN Martin 1982 Mastrils Cannondale Factory Racing +0:52,4
4. FLÜCKIGER Lukas 1984 Leimiswil Trek World Racing Team +1:18,1
5. GALLATI Patrik 1988 Mollis BMC Mountainbike Racing Team +1:24,7
6. FANGER Martin 1988 Ennetmoos Giant Swiss SR-Suntour +1:31,6
7. VOGEL Florian 1982 Rapperswil-Jona Scott-Swisspower MTB Racing +1:50,1
8. MCCONNELL Daniel (AUS) 1985 Bruthen Anytime Fitness / Torq Nutrition +2:29,3
9. MOOS Alexandre 1972 Miège BMC MountainbikeRacingTeam +2:42,9
10. GIGER Fabian 1987 RiedenSG Rabobank-GiantOffroad +2:48,9
1. FORSTER Lars 1993 Jona Tower Sports-VC Eschenbach 1:10:06,4
2. ZUMSTEIN Dominic 1994 Männedorf Scott-Swisspower MTB Racing +0:20,9
3. FRISCHKNECHT Andri 1994 Feldbach Scott-Swisspower MTB Racing +0:59,3
Amateur & Masters
1. PETER Stefan 1992 Giswil MTB Kader Zentralschweiz 1:08:52,5
2. WALDER Roger 1992 Wil ZH Scott-Swisspower MTB Racing +1:06,9
3. STÜNZI Michael 1992 Beggingen Haibike-Swiss IT Repair MTB +2:11,4