Swiss XC racer Kathrin Stirnemann has announced her retirement from international racing. The Thomus RN Racing rider found the greatest success in XCE (Cross Country Eliminator) where she became World Champion in 2014 and 2017.
Her best results at the Olympic distance came in Cairns where she earned her best result of sixth in 2014 and then finished 8th in 2016. Even at the start of October this year, Stirnemann was still finding success as she raced the eMTB XC World Championships in Leogang
and finished the race with the silver medal.
Stirnemann announced her retirement just before the European Championships
last weekend where she finished 14th. She said:
Stirnemann's last race for the RN Thomus happened yesterday at the Swiss Bike Cup in Hochdorf, where she won ahead of teammate Alessandra Keller and third-place finisher Linda Indergand.