After Hermans, Van Kessel, Verstrynge and Wyseure this Saturday zaterdag, also the Swiss Champion of Tormans Cyclo Cross Team started his second season in the elite category close to home this weekend. Kevin Kuhn lined up in Illnau on a fast and bumpy track, made slippery overnight because of the rain.
After a good start, Kuhn chased his compatriot Timon Rüegg in the third lap. The duo worked well together for a long time, until the Swiss champion took advantage of a technical mistake of Rüegg on the only little climb on the circuit to make a difference. His competitor continued to put pressure, but in the end Kuhn finished 15 seconds ahead of Timon Rüegg. Kuhn showed his Swiss champion’s jersey for the first time on the top step of the podium and just like last season, he offered the team the first UCI victory.