Zurich, May 11-14, 2023

National Velo Festival exceeds all expectations


The CYCLE WEEK was a great success. From May 12 to 15, 2022, 75,000 visitors, cyclists, athletes and fans, the cycling and tourism industry and politicians met in the heart of Zurich for the country's largest cycling festival in gorgeous early summer weather.

From May 12 to 15, the national bicycle festival CYCLE WEEK presented the versatility of the bicycle in all its facets. Thousands of people interested in bicycles met at the main station in Zurich to kick off the bicycle season. They discovered 250 brands from the world of bicycles at 115 exhibitors. 75'000 people visited the CYCLE WEEK during the four days, 1000 actively participated in 100 workshops. OC president Erwin Flury says: "We are totally happy. CYCLE WEEK has developed exactly as we had hoped. I saw only beaming faces among the visitors." For the large, public spectacle, the city of Zurich makes the triangle Europaallee - Lagerstrasse - Kasernenstrasse and the Brunau available to the organizers. The CYCLE WEEK went off without a hitch. The organizers would like to thank the presenting sponsor Zurich Insurance, the main sponsors City of Zurich and Mastercard and the sponsors Focus Water, Ochsner Sport, Publibike, Graubünden and Bike Kingdom Lenzerheide for their great support.
CYCLE WEEK - the highlights
BMX Flatland: The winner of the X-Games is also the winner in Zurich: Kio Hayakawa prevailed against the established world champions.
The ranking:
1st Kio Hayakawa (JPN)
2nd Terry Adams (USA)
3rd George "Viki" Gomez (ESP)
4th Lee Musselwhite (UK)
ZüriDirt Contest: At the spectacular slopestyle contest, local hero and world number 8, Lucas Huppert, won for the first time with his spectacular stunts.
The ranking:
1. Lucas Huppert (CH)
2nd Jakub Vencl (CZ)
3rd Lucas Knopf (DE)
4th Jonas Sonnenberg (DE)
In the first ever FMB slopestyle event for women, 15-year-old young talent Patricia Druwen from Germany won.
The ranking:
1st Patricia Druwen (DE)
2nd Alma Wiggberg (SWE)
3rd Kathi Kuypers (DE)
The Velofestival was also a celebration for the environment: on the roller, the tree sprint and the Wallis Pumptrack, Mastercard plants trees for every meter ridden. Thanks to the visitors, 30,000 new trees are now growing in the sky. The Mastercard celebrity tree sprint on Friday evening was won by multiple track world champion Bruno Risi ahead of ex-downhill crack Marco Büchel.
In the three-discipline competition (MTB, Gravel and Road) "Cycle Hero presented by Shimano", the heroine and hero of the cycling world are crowned. Anja Rüdisüli sprinted to victory in the women's race and John Whittington in the men's race.
At the public viewing on the Europaplatz, the organizers showed the festival audience live on a big screen the Mountain Bike Cross Country World Cup in Nove Mesto, where the spectators were able to experience the victory of Olympic champion Jolanda Neff in the Short Track and at least a 3rd place by world champion Nino Schurter in the Cross Country World Cup race.
CYCLE WEEK Channel: All contest live broadcasts are still available to watch. Those who could not be there can follow the talks on the topics of the cycling industry, tourism and mobility, industry news and product presentations as well as all other highlights of the CYCLE WEEK live or on demand on cycleweek.ch, the CYCLE WEEK Youtube channel or on Swiss Sports TV.
The next CYCLE WEEK will take place in Zurich from May 11 to 14, 2023.



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CYCLE WEEK 2022 - Big appearance for national bicycle festival
CYCLE WEEK is the epicentre of cycling in Switzerland. From 12 to 15 May 2022, cyclists, athletes and their fans, the cycling and tourism industry as well as politicians will meet in the heart of Zurich for the country’s largest bicycle festival.
Bike Days and Urban Bike Festival unite for CYCLE WEEK
CYCLE WEEK becomes the new national bike festival - and will take place in Zurich from May 12 to 15, 2022. The Bike Days and the Urban Bike Festival combine to form CYCLE WEEK, the festival to kick off the cycling season that covers all facets of cycling.
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