The 2023 Swiss Epic kicked off with perfect mountain biking weather and over 350 teams of two from more than 45 countries are ready to conquer the alps.
From August 15 - 19, teams of competing in Switzerland’s pictures Graubünden region for the overall victory and important UCI mountain bike points at the Swiss Epic. With 339km and 10.850 meters of altitude, everything is demanded from the best mountain bikers.
Stage 1 was a 51km loop with 2.000m of climbing around Lenzerheide. The recently crowned silver medal winner at the Mountain Bike Marathon Championships, Martin Stosek (CZE) and his teammate, fresh crowned Swiss Marathon champion Marc Stutzmann of team Canyon Northwave won this stage. In the women category it was the African duo, Kim Le Court (MRI) and Vera Looser (NAM), team Elysator Efficient Infinity Insure winning todays stage and starting into tomorrow’s stage 2 with the leader jersey.
Stage 1 – Lenzerheide - Lenzerheide – 15th of August 2023 – 51km and 2.000m climbing
Results MEN STAGE 1
- Canyon Northwave: Martin Stosek (CZE) & Marc Stutzmann (SUI) // 2:30:33
- Wilier Pirelli: Daniel Geismayr (AUT) & Wout Alleman (BEL) // 2:33:16
- BUFF Megamo: Hans Becking (NED) & Peeter Pruus (EST) // 2:34:25
Results WOMEN Stage 1:
- Elysator Efficient Infinity Insure: Vera Looser (NAM) & Kim Le Court (MRI) // 3:14:39
- Davos Klosters: Bettina Janas (GER) & Adelheid Morath (GER) // 3:26:12
- Torpado | Bulls: Katazina Sosna (LIT) & Irina Lützelschwab (SUI) // 3:30:55