Race report Davos


Keller and Forster win premiere in Davos

The ÖKK BIKE REVOLUTION stopped in Davos for the first time this weekend. And the first entry in the history books was secured by Alessandra Keller in the women's race and Lars Forster in the men's race.

The fourth of five rounds of the Swiss mountain bike series took place in Davos in wonderful summer weather. In the women's race, Alessandra Keller said goodbye to her pursuers already in the second of eight laps. The woman from Central Switzerland was able to continuously increase her lead, and her fastest lap time was at the halfway point of the race. Behind Alessandra Keller, Nicole Koller and Sina Frei fought a duel for second place. In the end, Koller had more energy in the tank and was able to enjoy second place.

The numerous fans could also enjoy a similar race course in the men's race. Here it was Lars Forster, the winner of the World Cup in Leogang, who pulled away in the second lap. Behind him, a trio formed with Vital Albin, Joel Roth and 35-time mountain bike World Cup winner Nino Schurter. While Forster was able to extend his lead from lap to lap, the three chasers alternated in places 2-4. In the sixth of nine laps, Joel Roth had to let his two opponents go. In the end, he finished fourth. So the fight for second place was a purely Grisons affair. And it was Vital Albin who made the Thömus maxon double victory in Davos perfect with his second place.

The weekend in Davos was characterised by a lot of mountain biking. Over 600 children and amateur athletes took part in various races, courses and tours and enjoyed the beautiful landscape in and around Davos. The ÖKK BIKE REVOLUTION now takes a summer break and then celebrates the big season finale in Huttwil on 2 and 3 September.

Ranking elite men

1. Lars Forster, Reiden, Thömus maxon, 1:16.50

2. Vital Albin, Chur, Thömus maxon, + 0.30

3. Nino Schurter, Chur, Scott Sram MTB Team, + 1.12

4. Joel Roth, Aarau, BiXS Performance, + 1.34

5. Andrin Frischknecht, Scott Sram MTB Team, + 2.20

Ranking elite women

1. Alessandra Keller, Ennetbürgen, Thömus maxon, 1:19.59

2. Nicole Koller, St. Gallenkappel, Ghost Factory, + 1.38

3. Sina Frei, Uetikon, Specialized, + 2.36

4. Paula Gorycka, Polen, Strüby Sting, + 3.52

5. Samara Maxwell, Neuseeland, + 3.53

The complete ranking lists including race analyses can be found at https://velocorner.ch/en/oekkbikerevolution/davos/results.

Race report Davos 2023




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