anika Sprunger and Palloubet d’Halong at Aachen for the 2013 Rolex Grand Prix
Switzerland has announced their team for the European Championships in Denmark next month. The team include Paul Estermann and Castlefield Eclipse, London Olympic gold medallist Steve Guerdat and Nino des Buissonnets, Pius Schwizer and Picsou du Chêne and Janika Sprunger and Palloubet d’Halong. Reserve rider is Christina Liebherr with L.B. Callas Sitte Z.
This team certainly looks to be a strong one, what with Team Netherlands weakened with both Gerco Schroder and Marc Houtzager absent from the list. Team Germany will no doubt be strong contender as well as France but Switzerland will be very happy with this strong and capable compilation of top Swiss riders. Paul Estermann won the 2012 Swiss Rider of the Year, Steve Guerdat and Nino des Buissonnets won the 2012 Individual Olympic Gold medal in London and Janika Sprunger and Palloubet d’Halong finished second only weeks ago to Nick Skelton and Big Star in the 2012 Rolex Grand Prix of Aachen after a tremendous performance for Switzerland.
So needless to say, Switzerland will surely be a team to watch.