Soon-to-be retired pro Swiss racer Thomas Frischknecht is getting a proper send off September 24, racing with Scott-Swisspower teammate Florian Vogel in the second annual CrossVegas on the first day of the InterBike trade show in Las Vegas.
Longtime Frischknecht sponsors Scott USA and Ritchey Design are co-sponsoring the Elite men’s and women’s races, then hosting a VIP retirement party to celebrate Frischknecht’s incredible 19-year career as a World Cup competitor. The 38-year-old has won multiple World Cup cross country mountain bike titles, marathon championships, and cyclo-cross races. He won the silver medal in the men’s cross country race at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, then finished in the pack the following day aboard a Ritchey Swiss Cross in the men’s road race, won by Swiss teammate Pascal Richard (himself a world champion cyclo-crosser).
The CrossVegas cyclocross event will take place at the Desert Breeze Soccer complex in Las Vegas.
“I am happy to have Scott and Ritchey, two top brands in the bike industry, involved in CrossVegas,” said Brook Watts, co-promoter and marketing director for CrossVegas, LLC. “We are especially honored to help Thomas celebrate his retirement by helping him compete in the last race of his career.”
During the informal press conference following the 9 p.m. race, Frischknecht will discuss his new role with the Scott-Swisspower Team, and Scott USA will debut its new Cyclocross line at the event, along with the new Addict CX. The Addict CX features a 986 gram carbon frame outfitted with Ritchey’s WCS cockpit components, straight CX carbon fork and Carbon 38 wheels.