Weibel and Lymann new Swiss sbx champions
Caroline Weibel and Jerome Lymann have been crowned 2016 Swiss sbx champions in Serdun last weekend.
While Weibel finished the nationals as second best female rider of the international field right behind of Sofia Belingheri (ITA), Lymann crossed the finish line in the men's finals in first position right ahead of Germany's Martin Noerl.
It was the second national title for the 19-year-old from Walenstadt who had snatched the Swiss sbx crown in 2014 before.
“The title means a lot to me as the field was pretty strong,” explained Lymann who edged off Kalle Koblet and Pascal Bitschnau to a respective second and third place of the national ranking.
“It's a pity that Tim Watter wasn't here [the Swiss team leader injured his hand the day before] but the win is a motivation boost for the up-coming races.”
In the women's event, Weibel, who has only one World Cup start under her belt so far, outraced the experienced favourites on the title with Deborah Pleisch and Emilie Aubry being forced to settle with second and third respectively.
“Since I was a little kid I always dreamt of becoming the Swiss champion. That it worked out means a lot to me,” said the 21-year-old from Buchrain who know hopes that national coach Mario Fuchs – who was at site – will take notice of her.
“All national coaches were here, they now have designs on me,” she added with a tongue-in-cheek.
Full results of the FIS race which served as national champs can be found online: