PHOTO: Arne Mill provided by Swiss Cycling
Swiss Cycling has nominated 21 athletes for the World Championships
Swiss Cycling will compete in the 2019 UCI Road World Championships with a contingent consisting of 21 athletes. As an official sponsor of Swiss Cycling, SPONSER supports the athletes with high-quality sports nutrition and keeps its fingers crossed for the entire Swiss Cycling team.
Extremely long course
Swiss cyclists have the best prospects at the Road World Championships in the time trial. On the 54 km long course in Yorkshire, Stefan Küng will try to have a say in the battle for the medals. Marlen Reusser, gold medallist at the European Games in Minsk, will also try to prove her qualities against the world's best. The same applies to the U23 athlete Stefan Bissegger, bronze medallist at the European Championships in Alkmaar.
In the men's road race, which is extremely long with a distance of 285 km, Swiss Cycling mainly competes with experienced professionals. The exception is last year's U23 World Champion Marc Hirschi, who immediately put himself in the limelight in the World Tour. The 21-year-old from Berne will again compete in the time trial in the U23 category.
First mixed team time trial
The World Championships will open with the first ever mixed team time trial, which will be contested by national teams. For Switzerland Marlen Reusser, Elise Chabbey and Kathrin Stirnemann as well as Robin Froidevaux, Claudio Imhof and Joel Suter will be at the start. The aim of this premiere is not least to gather experience in view of the World Championships 2020 in Aigle/Martigny, says Beat Müller, Head of Competitive Sports. The aim is to analyse the new competition format and create a corresponding requirement profile.