Final Results: Swiss Bike Cup

May 11, 2019 at 9:55
by Ed Spratt  
Early start for the pro women. Kate Courtney was the favorite here in Monterrey.

Reigning World Champions and teammates Nino Schurter and Kate Courtney took the win at the Swiss Bike Cup, with just a week to go until the first round of the XC World Cup they are looking in good form for the 2019 season.

In the Elite Men's race Schurter would take the win with a 7.4 second gap to 2nd place rider Mathias Fluckiger. Scott-Sram teammates Lars Forster and Andri Frischknecht would place third and fourth after a great day for the team. Over two minutes back Simon Andreassen would cross the line in fifth position.

Kate Courtney would take a demanding win in the Elite Women's race with an almost thirty-second gap to Jolanda Neff in second place. Neff the current European and 2018 World Cup series winner will be looking to get the top spot in next weekends race in Albstadt. Ramona Forchini would fall eight seconds back from Neff in third and the top five would be completed by Nicole Koller and Linda Indergand.

Elite Men

1st. Nino Schurter: 1:28:12.2
2nd. Mathias Fluckiger: +0:07.4
3rd. Lars Forster: +0:42.2
4th. Andri Frischknecht: +0:58.6
5th. Simon Andreassen: +2:05.2

Elite Women

1st. Kate Courtney: 1:26:53.9
2nd. Jolanda Neff: +0:29.0
3rd. Ramona Forchini: +0:37.2
4th. Nicole Koller: +1:22.6
5th. Linda Indergand: +1:23.4

Full Results:
Elite Men

Elite Women


  • + 29
 Let's go Kate!
  • + 17
 Looks like the Scott-SRAM team is dialed and ready.
  • - 37
flag mississippiblue (May 11, 2019 at 13:04) (Below Threshold)
 Looks like drugs
  • + 13
 Holy crap, Kate is fast!
  • + 12
 Also apparently Neff stopped to check on another racer who crashed into her, so that no doubt changed things
  • + 6
 @russthedog: I was there... Kate was already took the lead from Jolanda before that even happened. Sure, Necf stopping made the gap bigger but Kate was already commanding the front.
  • + 4
 Good on Neff to check on her fellow riders. Here’s hoping for a clean race next week!
  • + 5
 Been following Kate on the gram, she’s been crushing it in the gym this winter, looks like the process is paying off. Races are won with work and suffering in the off season. Keep it up Kate!
  • + 8
 Ok Kate.. I see you
  • + 6
 hELL YEAH, gO kATE!!!
  • + 2
 Kate is the real deal! The best women's field ever in WC history and we got an American among the best! Feels kinda odd, actuallySmile
  • + 3
 Great way for the Champ to open the season..... congrats Kate! I can't wait for next week to kick this thing off.
  • + 4
 Anton Cooper needed more gravel.
  • + 4
 thanks for coverage!
  • + 3
 Scott team making a statement early this season with the sweep.
  • + 1
 Nice to see Simon doing well Smile
  • + 2
 Whats up with no Canuks?
  • + 6
 Batty too busy with social media getting likes....
  • + 2
 Switzerland is a long ways from Canada. Just saying. Everybody does their final race prep different. Lots of riders doing local races as their final WC prep, others are actually travelling to Europe on the weekend. I am sure the only reason Kate is there is because she races for a Swiss Team.
  • + 2
 @WhatAboutBob: not to mentio that's it's an Olympics qualifier year...
  • + 2
 @clink83: Kate isn't chasing point. She is one of the top riders in the world, she is going to get lots of points at world cups.

The Canadian riders on the other hand should be chasing points. With Pendrel's injury last year and Batty's nonexistent spring there is a good chance that one of the top 3 is going to be missing Tokyo.
  • + 0
 Wow. Dominant start!
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