Tempo Sport is now on the road for the 2021 season with its own mountain bike and cross team “Tempo-Sport Cannondale”. For the time being, eight riders represent our colours at mountain bike and various cross-country races. The mix of ambitious and amateur athletes promises a lot of variety. We are looking forward to exciting stories from the trails at home and abroad.
The initiative for the new team was initiated by several tempo sports employees. They also form the core of the team: Tanja Blickenstorfer, Marcel Humm, Angel Hess and Michi Lüthy negotiated with the sponsors, recruited the team, created the team dresses and set up the race calendar. For Tempo Sport, the team means a resumption. Tempo Sport was created about 30 years ago through the then still very young mountain bike sport. As a result, Tempo Sport led a highly successful national mountain bike team. You can find more information about the history of Tempo Sport (including some nice pictures from that time) HERE.
Ideal addition to the road and triathlon team
Now the mountain bike team is back! But with a slightly different focus than it was then. We want to bring together ambitious and amateur athletes, similar to the triathlon and cycling team. The new Team Tempo Sport Cannondale consists of (for the time being) eight athletes from the hobby to elite sector. Cannondale could be won as an exclusive bike supplier. We are particularly pleased about this and we regard this as a great appreciation of Cannondale. Tempo Sport is not only one of the largest Cannondale dealers in Switzerland, we are probably also one of the first bike shops to add Cannondale to the range 30 years ago. Other well-known equipment suppliers also support the team: Giordana, Garmin, Compex, POC, Sehblick Horgen and Muc-Off. BE THE CHANGE is the food partner like the road and triathlon team. The new team complements the Tempo Sport BE THE CHANGE team in an ideal way and represents an important part of our DNA: Mountain biking is not only our root, but is still an important part of our business model and is still a matter of the heart. We are therefore pleased to send our own mountain bike team back to the trails.
2021 with focus on mountain bike racing
Due to the Covid-19 situation, the team will focus on mountain bike racing in the second half of the season in its first season. At the top of the racing calendar are the National Park BikeMarathon and the Ironbike Einsiedeln. Various races in the run-up to the two main competitions round off the program of the season.