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Moritz Milatz wins BMC Racing Cup in Tesserete

23. April 2012


BMC-RACING-CUP - Teamleader Moritz Milatz wins BMC Racing Cup in Tesserete

German national champion and BMC Teamleader Moritz Milatz wins the second run of the BMC Racing Cup in southern Switzerland. Milatz passed the finishline ahead of XC Marathon World Champion Christoph Sauser, Martin Fanger and Lukas Flückiger and therefore broke the dominance of the Swiss riders. Although some prominent Swiss riders such as Schurter and Vogel didn't line up in Tesserete the race soon developed to an exciting battle for the win. The German took over the lead early in the race and thereafter managed to keep a solid gap between himself and the chasing pack.

Southern Switzerland remains his preferred racing location
Already last year Milatz finished in second place behind the Swiss worldclass rider Nino Schurter. With his win last weekend the BMC rider underlined his preference for the race in Tesserete. Even though changing weather conditions were forecasted the race unfolded under bright sunshine. Not to compare with the German MTB-Bundesliga season opener in Münsingen where rain and dirt made it nearly impossible to identify the riders after the race. The rain in the days before the BMC Racing Cup in Tesserete made the technically challenging race course even more difficult than it already was before.

BMC celebrates a win for the Team and the brand as well
Right from the start Milatz and his teammate Patrick Gallati set a fast pace and managed to escape from the field. When Milatz noticed that they were slowing down he didn't hesitate and speed up again to maintain the gap to the chasing group. The BMC rider chose the right strategy in picking his fourstroke FS01 fully that allowed him to continously increase the distance between himself and the chasing pack. After passing the finishline Milatz was excited about the result: „This is not only a win for myself but for the whole BMC Team that made a very good job in supporting the local organisation to set up a perfect race!"

By Michael Veit

Results Pro Male - BMC Racing Cup Tesserete/Lugano (SUI)
1. MILATZ Moritz (GER) BMC Racing Team / 1:45:01,3
2. SAUSER Christoph (SUI) Specialized Factory Racing / 1:46:06,5
3. FANGER Martin (SUI) Giant Swiss SR-Suntour / 1:46:09, 5
4. FLÜCKIGER Lukas (SUI) Trek World Racing Team / 1:46:56,8
5. WILDHABER Marcel (SUI) Scott-Swisspower MTB Racing / 1:47:39,5
6. GALLATI Patrik (SUI) BMC Racing Team / 1:48:37,4
7. TARAMARCAZ Julien 8SUI) BMC Racing Team / 1:48:47,8
8. HUGUENIN Jérémy (SUI) Giant Swiss SR-Suntour / 1:49:36,4
9. FALASCHI Bryan (ITA) Prof-Raiffeisen-CCL / 1:50:30,8
10. GRAF Jürg (SUI) KOBA MTB Team / 1:51:20,0
11. WIDMER Mirco (SUI) Swiss SR-Suntour / 1:51:33,4
12. ROHRBACH Nicola (SUI) Trek / 1:52:20,2
13. NORRIS Lachlan (AUS) Giant Swiss SR-Suntour / 1:52:58,1
14. MOOS Alexandre (SUI) BMC Racing Team / 1:55:00,3
15. STAUFFER Hansueli (SUI) Swiss Weehler Team / 1:55:45,6