The UCI Cycle-ball World Cup Chronicle
- What happened? -
The Austrian town of Höchst reinforced its status as a cycle-ball stronghold as hosts RC Mazda Hagspiel Höchst celebrated a double win at the fifth UCI Cycle-ball World Cup tournament of the season.
Reigning UCI World Champions Patrick Schnetzer and Markus Bröll won their home event for the second time in a row after defeating club-mates Simon König and Florian Fischer 4-3 after extra-time in a close-fought final, just a week after the pair’s last World Cup victory in Sangerhausen.
Marcel Waldispühl and Peter Jiricek of Swiss team RC Winterthur clinched third place after defeating their compatriots from Altdorf (Roman Schneider/Dominik Planzer) 4-3. By finishing fourth, Altdorf displaced German team Obernfeld at the top of the overall standings to take the World Cup leaders’ jersey.
Meanwhile Germany replaced one of its World Cup representatives. With SV Eberstadt (Jens Krichbaum/Roman Müller) forced to withdraw from the remainder of the series due to injury, Sven Holland-Moritz and Marius Hermanns of RSV Schiefbahn took their place in Höchst. The pair ultimately finished sixth in a repeat of their result at their first World Cup meeting in Grosskoschen, Germany, at the end of May.
- What's next? -
2016 UCI Cycle-ball World Cup #6: Ailingen (Germany), 24 September
- Last year’s results -
Ailingen did not hold a UCI Cycle-ball World Cup event in 2015. The last tournament took place here in 2010.
1. Matthias König/ Uwe Berner (RV Gärtringen/GER - retired)
2. Marco Rossmann*/ Roman Müller (RSG Ginsheim/GER - *retired)
3. Dietmar Schneider*/ Patrick Schnetzer (RC Höchst/AUT - *retired)
- What you should know about… Ailingen -
Ailingen is a state-approved health resort with approximately 7,500 inhabitants, making it the largest community in Friedrichshafen am Bodensee in the German state of Baden-Württemberg. Ailingen is one of the heartlands of indoor cycling: local rider Florian Blab finished second in men’s single artistic cycling at the UCI Indoor Cycling World Championships six times between 2006 and 2012, while Michael Brugger won bronze at the same event in 2007. The club also regularly produces teams who play in the first and second divisions of the Bundesliga.
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- Focus on Michael Brugger –
Michael Brugger is an all-rounder and one of the few indoor cyclists to experience success in both disciplines. Until 2009 he concentrated on artistic cycling, winning several medals at German Championships and collecting a bronze medal at the 2007 World Championships. Having previously been among his country’s most talented cycle-ball riders as a schoolboy, Brugger made his comeback in this sport in 2008, climbing to the third-tier Oberliga Württemberg with Markus Lang before winning promotion to the top flight in 2015. Both men will be making their UCI World Cup debut at the upcoming event in Ailingen.
2007 UCI World Championships Artistic Cycling Single Men – 3rd
2007, 2008, 2009 National Championships Artistic Cycling Single Men – 3rd
2015 2nd Cycle-ball Bundesliga South – 1st
2016 National Cup – 6th
2015 National Cup – 8th