Thomas Litscher

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Thomas Litscher’s second season in the colours of the MULTIVAN MERIDA BIKING TEAM had a promising beginning: At the second race of the Cyprus Sunshine Cup he made it to the podium in 3rd. The young Swiss continued with two 7th place-finishes at the crosscountry Worldcup races in South Africa and Australia, and he was even riding in the lead for a short while in Cairns. With a 10th place in Nove Mesto, he once more met his own expectations, and in July he won a Bronze medal in the eliminator sprint format at the Swiss national championships. On Mont Sainte-Anne’s demanding course, he scored another top10 result by finishing in 9th. At the end of the season the Swiss rider made a trip first to China and then to Taiwan to represent his bike sponsor MERIDA at a number of races.

Having signed a new two-year contract with the MULTIVAN MERIDA BIKING TEAM, Thomas Litscher wants to leave the health issues of the past couple of seasons behind and get back to the level he performed at in 2013. This means that the Swiss rider wants to finish within the top10 at international races and add some Worldcup podium finishes for good measure.

 

SUCCESSES 

2014 Bronze medal at the Swiss eliminator championships; Worldcup results: 7th in Pietermaritzburg, 7th in Cairns, 9th in Mont Sainte-Anne and 10th in Nove Mesto, 3rd at the 2nd race of the Cyprus Sunshine Cup

 

2013 Worldcup results: 4th in Nove Mesto, 9th in Albstadt, 15th in Val di Sole, 2nd at XCE Worldcup race in Albstadt, 3rd in the overall standings of the Andalucia Bike Race, 2nd at Ötztaler Mountainbike Festival, results in BMC Racing Cup: 3rd in Davos, 4th in Schaan

 

2012 Swiss national champion crosscountry eliminator, 3rd at BMC Racing Cup race in Muttenz, 15th at Worldcup crosscountry in Mont Sainte-Anne, 5th overall at Craft Bike TransGermany stage race, 7th at Swiss national championships crosscountry

 

2011 World champion crosscountry under23, Swiss national champion crosscountry under23, Bronze medal at European championships crosscountry under23, winner of Offenburg’s marathon race, Worldcup results: 9th in Val di Sole, Mont Sainte-Anne and Offenburg, 10th in Dalby Forest, 14th in Windham

 

2010 Silver medal at World championships crosscountry under23, World champion team relay, European champion team relay, Worldcup results: 15th at Champéry, 20th in Offenburg

 

2009 Bronze medal, World championships crosscountry under23, Silver medal European championships crosscountry under23, Silver medal team relay at European championships

 

2008 Finishing his apprenticeship, thus no priority on sports

 

2007 World champion crosscountry juniors, European champion crosscountry juniors

 

Weltrangliste / Worldranking 30 (previous year 24)
Grösse / size 183 cm
Gewicht / weight 74 kg
Wohnort / place of residence Thal/SG (SUI)
Geburtsdatum / date of birth May 14th 1989
Trainer / coach Bruno Diethelm
Hobbies crosscountry skiing, alpine skiing, cooking, shopping, drinking coffee
Familienstand / marital state single
Website www.thomaslitscher.ch