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Litscher Named Best Young Rider

Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Zurich, Switzerland -- Felt Ötztal X-Bionic team rider Thomas Litscher has been recognized by the Swiss cycling federation as its “Best Young Rider” for 2011. The 22-year-old cross-country rider had a breakout season, winning both the Swiss National Championship and the World Championship in the Under-23 category. The award was announced November 30 at the Zürich Six Day race.

Widely recognized as one of the sport’s top up-and-coming stars, Litscher was competitive with the world’s best this year. In addition to his U23 accolades, he scored a handful of top-10 finishes at the elite level in World Cup racing.

Beyond his individual accomplishments this year, Litscher also was part of the gold medal Swiss team that took the team relay event at the 2011 Mountain Bike World Championships.