Mountain: Trek World Racing: Mathias Flueckiger Wins U23 World Championship

2010/09/03

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In a race that saw Trek World Racing's Mathias Flueckiger as far back as 16th on lap one, and with a front puncture on lap 2, the 21 year old Swiss rider showed immense maturity and race intelligence to return to the head of the race without over exerting himself, yet staying on the limit throughout the race to win the World Championships today by 30 seconds.The 2006 Junior World Champion can now add the title of 2010 Under 23 World Champion to his list of achievements, something he has worked very hard for throughout this season."I'm very happy! Today was a great race for me. I had a good start to the season and now I made a good finish as well. It's amazing to win here at Mont-Sainte-Anne! I can honestly say the new 2011 Top Fuel bike was the main reason I won. It was super light in the climbs, and the Fox suspension was set up perfectly for the technical descents. It was really a dream for me today. The best feeling was the finish straight, holding my national flag and yelling with excitement!"

Results:1: Mathias Flueckiger (Trek World Racing): 1hr 45min 15sec 2: Thomas Litscher (SUI) @ 30secs 3: Patrik Gallati (SUI) @ 1min 04secs

The team is incredibly proud of Mathias and his win today.

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