Marc
Hirschi

Residence
Berne, Swiss
Age
20
Height
1.74m
Nickname
Flyhirschi
Twitter
@MarcHirschi
Hobbies
Travelling, sports in general
Favourite food
Pizza
Favourite TV show
La Casa de Papel
Favourite holiday destination
Italy
Favourite race
Tour de France

 

The young Swiss rider starts 2019 on a high, after being crowned U23 world champion at the end of last season and taking the step from the Development program to the WorldTour team.

Marc claimed the rainbow stripes with an audacious attack on a daring descent last September in Innsbruck, soloing to victory, a day that is undoubtedly his greatest achievement on the bike.

“The world championships were incredible, and my family were there. Before, I thought I could have a good ride, but there were a lot of pro riders coming back. Winning solo was so good. I believed I could do it and we were there with a really strong team, with a great spirit.  We had three leaders, but really rode for each other and we were so proud of each other, even though at U23 level, riders are fighting for professional contracts.”

Also a junior world Madison champion on the track and European U23 champion last season, Marc is truly one of the most exciting riders of a generation.

His hero growing up was none other than Fabian Cancellara, as he was from the same city as him. He remembers a big celebration for the Olympic champion in 2008, as he was just starting to ride a bike.

A puncheur, one-day specialist, Marc is targeting races like Il Lombardia and Liége Bastogne Liége. He hopes Team Sunweb will help develop him and that is his focus now.

“This team suits me really well. They think of the details, as I do, and they give time to young riders to develop, who have security moving into the future. It’s about taking steps forward, rather than standing still. Keep fighting, go for it, and you will see improvements.”

An open person, who enjoys life and makes the most of it, Marc is focused on both team and personal goals, motivated by achieving them.

Away from cycling, Marc has finished his military service, and enjoys swimming, badminton and catching up with friends.

Marc Hirschi | Team Sunweb
Marc Hirschi | Team Sunweb
Marc Hirschi | Team Sunweb

Results

2019
3 Volta ao Algarve em Bicicleta Youth Classification
20 Volta ao Algarve em Bicicleta Stage 1
22 Volta ao Algarve em Bicicleta Stage 3 (ITT)
25 Volta ao Algarve em Bicicleta Stage 2
31 Volta ao Algarve em Bicicleta
40 Volta ao Algarve em Bicicleta Stage 4
48 Milano-Sanremo
63 Volta ao Algarve em Bicicleta Stage 5
73 Strade Bianche
2018
1 World Championships U23 Road Race
1 Tour Alsace Stage 3
1 UEC Juniors & U23 Road European Championships U23 Road Race
1 Grand Prix Priessnitz spa Stage 2
1 Istarsko Proljece - Istrian Spring Trophy Stage 2
1 Tour de l'Ain Youth Classification
2 Grand Prix Priessnitz spa Points Classification
2 Tour Alsace
2 Tour Alsace Stage 2
2 Le Tour de Savoie Mont Blanc Youth Classification
2017
1 Tour du Jura
1 Le Triptyque des Monts et Chateaux Mountains Classification
1 National Championships Switzerland U23 ITT
2 Le Triptyque des Monts et Chateaux Youth Classification
3 European Continental Championships U23 Road Race
6 Piccolo Giro di Lombardia
7 Giro Ciclistico della Valle d'Aosta Mont Blanc Youth Classification
7 Ronde van Vlaanderen Beloften
8 European Continental Championships U23 ITT
9 Ronde de l'Isard Stage 2