Perfect start to 2024 for Thömus maxon. Alessandra Keller won her third title in a row at the Swiss Cyclo-cross Championships in Meilen.
Top-class sport, spectacular conditions, great atmosphere, big time gaps. That sums up the Swiss Cyclo-cross Championships in Meilen. The 27-year-old Alessandra Keller more than lived up to her role as the absolute top favorite. From the very first lap, the two-time overall World Cup winner in mountain biking dominated the race at will and confidently won her third title in a row with a lead of over two minutes.
“I’m happy that everything went according to plan. I was able to dominate the race and take a measured risk in these slippery conditions. A perfect day,” said the rider from Thömus maxon, who completed her cyclo-cross block with this race. Behind Keller, Jana Glaus, riding in her first U23 year, took silver (and thus also the U23 title). Last year’s runner-up, Rebekka Estermann, won bronze.
Crash and DNF of Wiedmann
U23 rider Luke Wiedmann started as an outsider but with great ambitions. However, on the second lap, he crashed on a climb through his own fault and rolled over. Although Wiedmann started to catch up, he later had to abandon the race in disappointment.
Unchanged into the new year
Team Thömus maxon is starting the new year with a lot of consistency. In addition to Alessandra Keller and Luke Wiedmann, who were in action today, Mathias Flückiger, Lars Forster and Vital Albin will continue to ride in the team. The big goals in 2024 will therefore not only be achieved with an existing structure, existing partners and the existing philosophy, but also with last year’s well-established and successful squad.
The team will attend its first joint training camp in South Africa in mid-February, followed by the team presentation on Thursday, February 29, 2024, in the Swiss Bike Park in Oberried (BE).