Swiss rollers win gold in Wollongong

Swiss rollers win gold in Wollongong

Switzerland gained the blended time trial relay on the World Championships in Wollongong. The race was marked by the spectacular crash of Annemiek van Vleuten.

Composed of Nicole Koller, Marlen Reusser, Elise Chabbey, Stefan Bissegger, Stefan Küng and Mauro Schmid, the Swiss crew gained with a margin of three” over Italy and 38” over Australia to win a primary title in these 2023 World Championships. She additionally picked up a primary medal on this very particular occasion which had topped the Netherlands in 2019 and Germany in 2021 through the first two editions.

The boys launched their teammates with a 15 second benefit which they have been in a position to carry on the road. Elise Chabbey and Nicole Keller, a mountain bike specialist, have been in a position to sustain with the tempo set by Marlen Reusser, bronze medalist within the particular person occasion. The primary architects of this success have been nevertheless Stefan Küng, second Sunday in particular person, and Stefan Bissegger whose energy labored wonders on the Australian roads.

Winner of the three Grand Excursions this 12 months, Annemiek van Vleuten, was the massive loser of the day. The Olympic time trial champion went to the bottom just some meters after the beginning, apparently because of a mechanical downside on her bike, hitting the pavement exhausting. Surprised, her knee scraped, she solely received up with problem, helped by a member of her crew. A blow for the overwhelming Dutch crew and particularly for Annemiek Van Vleuten who is without doubt one of the massive favorites within the highway race on Saturday however who will first should heal his wounds.

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