Thömus maxon team

With the Thömus maxon Swiss Mountain Bike Racing Team around team manager and world champion Ralph Näf, Thömus is part of a great cross country team.
Overall World Cup winner in 2021 and Olympic silver medalist in Tokyo Mathias Flückiger is currently outshining everyone in the cross country scene.
With former U23 World Champion Alessandra Keller, XCE World Champion Kathrin Stirnemann and the young talents Vital Albin and Luke Wiedemann, the team is stronger than ever and has already attracted a lot of attention.
At the 2022 Swiss Championships, the team won eight medals together with the junior division and was awarded for the best team performance at various races.

Mathias Flückiger

Mathias Flückiger at his fifth World Cup victory in Leogang

Mathias Flückiger is currently one of the strongest cross country riders around. And yet he has remained the “cool guy from the Bernese Emmental”. As a trained agricultural machinery mechanic, he is not only familiar with the technology on the single trail, but also likes to tinker with bikes himself. No wonder Flückiger was thrilled when it came to working with Thömus to develop a new bike for the Olympics.

Greatest successes

Silver Medal Olympic Games Tokyo 2021
1st place overall World Cup and UCI Ranking 2021
XCO Elite Vice World Champion 2019, 2020 and 2021
XCO Juniors and U23 World Champion
5 victories World Cup XCO
4 victories World Cup XCE

Alessandra Keller

Alessandra Keller after her victory in the short track race of Andorra

The likeable power woman from Central Switzerland puts all the power of the Nidwalden mountains into the pedals. And this very successfully. Swiss Champion, European Champion, World Champion, World Cup Winner. She has been racing as a professional since 2016, and for the Thömus maxon Swiss Mountain Bike Racing Team since 2018.

Greatest successes

1st place overall World Cup XCO and UCI Ranking 2022
1st place Overall World Cup XCC 2022
XCO Elite World Cup Victory Snowshoe 2022
XCO Elite Swiss Champion 2022
XCC Elite World Cup victory Andorra 2018 and 2022
Overall World Cup Elite 4. Rank 2018
XCO U23 World Champion 2018
World Champion and European Champion XCO Juniors

Vital albin

Vital Albin on the way to the runner-up title in the 2022 Swiss championship

As Swiss champion with World Championship podium experience in the juniors, the determined man from Graubünden knows the smell of success. As a newcomer, he has integrated into the team very well and in his first season at the elite level, he is always making a name for himself.

Greatest successes

XCO Elite Vice Swiss Champion 2022
XCO Elite World Cup 6. Rank Andorra 2022
XCC Elite World Cup 3. Rank Leogang 2022
XCO U23 Silver European Championship 2020 XCO
U23 Bronze World Championship 2019
XCO U19 Silver World Championship 2016

Luke Wiedmann

Luke Wiedmann at the home race in Lenzerheide

The young man from Solothurn will be riding his second season in the Thömus maxon Swiss Mountain Bike Racing Team in 2022, having previously caused quite a stir both nationally and internationally in the U19 category.

Greatest achievements:

XCO U23 Vice Swiss Champion 2022
XCO U23 World Cup 5. Rank Mont-Sainte-Anne 2022
XCO U23 World Cup 8. Rank Albstadt 2021
XCO Juniors Swiss Champion 2020
XCO Junior European Championship Bronze 2020
XCO U17 Vice European Champion 2018

Kathrin Stirnemann

Kathrin Stirnemann as vice world champion E-MTB

After retiring from top-level sport in the fall of 2020, the Aargauer announced her “retirement from retirement” as early as 2021.
She will continue to compete for the Thömus maxon Swiss Mountain Bike Racing Team at the E-Mountainbike World Series and gain valuable experience for the further development of e-bikes.

Greatest successes

  • 2021 EMTB World Cup Monaco 2nd rank and 3rd rank
  • 2020 E-MTB World Championship Leogang 2. Rank
  • 2017 XCE World Champion, European Champion
  • 2015 XCO European Games 2. Rank, XCO Swiss Champion
  • 2014 XCE World Champion, European Champion, Swiss Champion
  • 2013 XCO World Championship 7. Rank

The team’s junior division is also very successful. With the Thömus Akros Youngstars, we are already thinking today about the professionals of tomorrow. The fact that the future will be golden is proven not least by Monique Halter’s world and European junior championship title.