Jolanda Neff and Nino Schurter scoop Swiss awards

Jolanda Neff (Switzerland)

Jolanda Neff and Nino Schurter were named Swiss Cycling's women's and men's riders of the year at the national federation's gala evening in Zurich on Thursday night. Neff's successful 2018 season included victory in the cross-country at the European Mountain Bike Championships in Glasgow, Scotland, in August – her third European title, having also won in 2015 and 2016 – and the overall UCI Mountain Bike World Cup title , which was also her third overall series win, with titles in 2014 and 2015. Schurter also won the overall World Cup – for the sixth time – and was crowned cross-country mountain bike world champion for the seventh time during his career, and the fourth time in a row, on home soil in Lenzerheide in September. For both riders, it was their fifth consecutive win at the Swiss Cycling awards, and evidence that Switzerland's cycling strength sits principally off-road for ...

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