June, July and August presented a busy schedule of races, from Portugal to Norway, as well as National Championships for several of our riders.
Riding for his country at the elite level, Szymon Tracz was our best placed, finishing 12th in the National Championship Poland – Road Race. At U/23 level Fabio Christen and Luca Jenni finished 3rd and 5th respectively in the Swiss National Championship on the road.
Towards the end of June we had our first double program – the Volta ao Alentejo stage race and GP Città di Lugano. In Portugal Jonathan Couanon managed two top 10 finishes in the first two stages. To top this off Masahiro Ishigami started the third stage in the Mountains Jersey!
With great Team support the jersey was defended on the following stage – and all this at temperatures above 40 degrees. It was a tough six day tour with unrelenting heat but the Team fought bravely to the end. On the last stage Robin Meyer was our best finisher, also in GC just outside the top 20. Great effort all round!
In Lugano a blistering pace was set in a strong field of World and Pro Teams. Best finisher was Fabio Christen with a solid 32nd place.