Marc
Hirschi

Residence
Bern, Switzerland
Age
21
Height
1.74m
Nickname
Choco
Twitter
@MarcHirschi
Hobbies
Relax, socialise with friends
Favourite food
Pizza
Favourite TV show
La Casa de Papel
Favourite holiday destination
Italy
Favourite race
Tour de France

It was a very successful neo-pro year for the 2018 U23 World Champion last season, with Marc picking up a string of impressive results at WorldTour level throughout the year, including a podium finish at the tough Clásica Ciclista San Sebastián.

“It didn’t feel like my first year as an elite rider because of my year with the Development team. The staff are mostly the same, the processes were the same, it was just different races and at a harder level.”

However, he remains unphased and very much grounded after his breakthrough performances since making the step up from the Development program, something that is testament to his character.

“I think it would have been more pressure if I didn’t make the step up in level. Now for 2020 I don’t have to progress too much, just focus on making the smaller steps as I have already made a big step, and the results will come.”

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

Having got into the sport after going out for rides with friends, Marc still likes to do that in his downtime when he is back home, or alternatively going out together as a group when training. Even though he does sometimes prefer to go out alone and put some music on.

Still young, the affable Marc has his sights on continuing to improve as a rider and has a lot of factors that motivate him to get there.

“The competition, the results, to be better than everyone else but also internally to see that I keep making progress; that’s what keeps me going. I was already close to a win in 2019 and that motivates me a lot for this year to reach that top step.”

Results

2020
9 Tour de La Provence Stage 1
14 Tour de La Provence Stage 4
17 Tour de La Provence Youth Classification
38 Tour de La Provence Stage 2
52 Tour de La Provence
75 Tour des Alpes Maritimes et du Var Stage 1
93 Tour des Alpes Maritimes et du Var Stage 2
97 Tour de La Provence Stage 3
2019
1 Deutschland Tour Youth Classification
2 National Championships Switzerland ITT
2 Hammer Stavanger Stage 2
2 Binck Bank Tour Stage 4
2 Tour of Norway Mountains Classification
2 Hammer Stavanger
3 Clásica Ciclista San Sebastián
3 Volta ao Algarve em Bicicleta Youth Classification
4 Itzulia Basque Country Stage 3
4 Tour of Norway Youth Classification
2018
1 World Championships U23 Road Race
1 Tour de l'Ain Youth Classification
1 European Continental Championships U23 Road Race
1 Istarsko Proljece - Istrian Spring Trophy Stage 2
1 Grand Prix Priessnitz spa Stage 2
1 Tour Alsace Stage 3
2 Le Tour de Savoie Mont Blanc Youth Classification
2 Tour Alsace Stage 2
2 Grand Prix Priessnitz spa Points Classification
2 Tour Alsace