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Globetrotter par excellence: Gerade eben noch in Südafrika beim Cape Epic, nun schon wieder zurück in der Schweiz beim Racer Cup im Tessin. Unterschiedliche Hemisphären, unterschiedliche Landschaften, gleiches Wetter: heiss und sonnig!
Globetrotter par excellence: Gerade eben noch in Südafrika beim Cape Epic, nun schon wieder zurück in der Schweiz beim Racer Cup im Tessin. Unterschiedliche Hemisphären, unterschiedliche Landschaften, gleiches Wetter: heiss und sonnig!

BMC Mountainbike Racing Team: Preview - Swiss Racer Cup Tesserete/Ti

9. April 2011

Tesserete/Ticino, Switzerland

BMC Mountainbike Racing Team races with its complete line-up for the first time.


Global warming is sending you hot greetings from the sunny Ticino region. Whether pharmacy or gas station - all Ticino thermometers display the same exact digits "34 °C" on this hot "summer" day?! No, we are having April, which is known to be an unpredictable month around Central European latitudes not only for meteorologists. Easter is not even here, but BMC Mountainbike Racing Team is already well acclimatized to hot trail action at the second holding of the 2011 Swiss Racer Cup in Tesserete.


Balz Weber and Alexandre Moos should be well acclimatized to current weather conditions. However, their legs might prefer floating inside Lake Lugano cool water after having just returned from the toughest mountainbike stage race in South Africa: the Cape Epic where the duo placed an impressive 8th for a first-time showing.


The one who has proved himself multiple times this season is team leader Moritz Milatz. Tomorrow, he wants to stretch his consistent string of strong performances battling it out with mtb's finest professional riders. Patrick Gallati, Yves Corminboeuf, and Julien Tamararcaz are aiming at mixing up the dusty mtb world.


Swiss cross country mtb races are never easy. Switzerland has proved itself as the dominant nation in the discipline for years. Our BMC Mountainbike Racing Team will fight to further climb the ladder of pro mountainbiking to become a world-leading team eventually. Step by step. Facing a VIP start list like the one in Tesserete will help gain valuable experience and stamina. Certain rainbow stripes in the field such as the ones of Nino Schurter (Swisspower/SUI) and Julien Absalon (Orbea/FRA) will challenge them.

 

Fast Race Facts


Date: Sunday, April 10th 2011
Event: Swiss Racer Cup, 2nd race
Departure: 2:00 pm CET
BMC Mountainbike Racing Team Roster: Yves Corminboeuf, Patrick Gallati, Moritz Milatz, Alexandre Moos, Julien Tamararcaz, Balz Weber
Course: Length = 38.2k; elevation change: 1,250m
Weather forecast: sunny, 25°C
Surface conditions: sandy, dry
Start list: www.racerbikescup.ch/rb-cup2011/startlisten/02_tesserete.php
Event Website: www.racerbikescup.ch
Riders' opinions: „ a course without super technical parts like jumps, etc. However, you can't afford being unconcentrated for a split second. Recent heat and dry weather made the course slightly sandy and therefore lacks grip." - Patrick Gallati