Race report Engelberg


The world champion wins in Engelberg

In the third run of the ÖKK BIKE REVOLUTION in Engelberg, Nino Schurter wins in a thrilling duel ahead of Lars Forster and Vital Albin. In the women's race, Olympic silver medallist Sina Frei secured the day's victory ahead of Alessandra Keller.

Engelberg in Central Switzerland was the venue for the third round of this year's ÖKK BIKE REVOLUTION. And the new mountain bike course offered spectacular mountain bike sport.

In the elite women's race, Sina Frei, the Olympic silver medallist in Tokyo, took the reins in the third of seven laps. She coped well with the circuit and was able to extend her lead lap by lap. In the end, she gained almost 2 minutes on second-placed Alessandra Keller. The large turnout of fan club members consoled Keller over the missed "home victory". Poland's Paula Gorycka came third.

In the men's race, the trio of Nino Schurter, Vital Albin and Lars Forster dominated the race. At first, Schurter and Albin were in focus. They were able to break away from the field and alternated the lead. It was not until the fourth of eight laps that Schurter was able to break away slightly from his fellow countryman from Grisons. While Albin dropped back more and more, his team mate Lars Forster turned up the pace in the second half of the race. Forster was more than 30 seconds behind Schurter at the halfway point of the race, but in the end the World Champion managed to save 9 seconds, Forster came in second, while Vital Albin had to settle for third place.

The organisers in Engelberg also gave a very positive first feedback. Several thousand mountain bike fans lined the race course at the weekend and enjoyed the good atmosphere in the Event Village. While the top sports were on the agenda on Sunday, more than 600 children and amateur athletes were able to compete in various races and competitions on Saturday.

The fourth race will take place on 8 and 9 July in Davos.

Ranking Elite Men

1. Nino Schurter, SUI, 1:18.35

2. Lars Forster, SUI, + 0.08

3. Vital Albin, SUI, + 1.07

4. Joel Roth, SUI, + 2.52

5. Simon Walter, SUI, + 3.10

Ranking Elite Women

1. Sina Frei, SUI, 1:21.23

2. Alessandra Keller, SUI, + 1.53

3. Paula Gorycka, POL, + 3.04

4. Seraina Leugger, SUI, + 3.31

5. Ginia Caluori, SUI, 4.33

Die kompletten Ranglisten inkl. Rennanalysen sind auf https://velocorner.ch/de/oekkbikerevolution/engelberg/results zu finden.

Race report Engelberg 2023