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The team of the Tour de Suisse introduces itself

Olivier Senn

Function: General Manager

Involved since: 2012 as Sector Head of Start

Why I'm part of the Tour de Suisse team: because I grew up with cycle racing and it's a great honour to play a part in the Tour de Suisse; because I really enjoy organising a cool event with my fantastic team; because I'm convinced that we can generate even more interest among the population for Switzerland's biggest sporting event.

Kurt Betschart

Function: Technical Director

Involved since: 2006

Why I'm part of the Tour de Suisse team: As a former professional cyclist, I wanted to keep up my connections with the sport. Helping to organise this major event fascinates me.

David Loosli

Function: Sports Director

Involved since: 2012

Why I'm part of the Tour de Suisse team: The Tour de Suisse allows me to combine my passion and my job.

Célina Rovescala

Function: Commercial director

Involved since: 2009

Why I'm part of the Tour de Suisse team: It's unbelievably exciting to be able to organise the biggest sporting event in Switzerland with such a fantastic organisation.   When you see the passion of the assistants, the euphoria of the fans and the sporting bests achieved by the riders, you know what you've spent all year working for!

Martin Obrist

Function: Head of Neutral Race Service

Involved since: 2010

Why I'm part of the Tour de Suisse team: because I enjoy cycle racing and being part of the most beautiful tour. You get to meet up with old acquaintances and exchange information on what is new and exciting.

Marion Lehmann

Function: Head of Accommodation


Involved since: 2006


Why I'm part of the Tour de Suisse team: The Tour de Suisse is a logistical challenge for everyone. I love the contact with the hotels and the various teams. During these ten days, you're part of a team in which everyone is pulling in the same direction. It's this team spirit that makes the Tour de Suisse such an extraordinary and special event. It's something that stays with you. ;-)

Beat Wettstein

Function: Head of Security

Involved since: 1990: Police motorcyclist with Zurich Cantonal Police/1992-1999: Motorcyclist for the security service/2000-2015: Sector Head/Head of Security

Why I'm part of the Tour de Suisse team: Cycle racing is pure action! With almost 60 motorcyclists, I protect racing cyclists at five to eight cycle races in Switzerland each year. My team is composed of members of a variety of Swiss police forces.  It's often the case that we only meet at cycle races and we enjoy the camaraderie as well as the action.  Our task gives us a sense of common purpose and friendships develop right across Switzerland. Of course the fascination with riding motorbikes also plays a big part (but unfortunately I no longer ride my motorbike at the TdS). It's also good fund to work with a good organiser. The planning and coordination are exciting and each day brings something unexpected!

David Perlini

Function: Head of Finish

Involved since: 2003

Why I'm part of the Tour de Suisse team: It's an honour for me to be able to participate in a major event like this, to get to know a wide variety of areas (TV, advertising and cycle racing) and, in addition, to work with the local organising committee to organise an unforgettable day for the population.

Georges Lüchinger

Function: Head of Race Information

Involved since: 1991

Why I'm part of the Tour de Suisse team: I like taking responsibility, working with partners who have a professional approach and sport itself – I can find all three of these at the Tour de Suisse, which is why I enjoy being head of a division at Switzerland's biggest sporting event.  

Gregor Gisler

Function: Head of Tour Police

Involved since: 2013

Why I'm part of the Tour de Suisse team: because I love cycle racing and Switzerland and the fantastic team at the Tour de Suisse.  

Gregor Gut

Function: Head of Start

Involved since: 2015

Why I'm part of the Tour de Suisse team: As a former racer myself, I'll never lose my passion for cycle racing!

Pius Müller

Function: Head of Route Safety

Involved since: 2012

Why I'm part of the Tour de Suisse team: I'm an enthusiastic road cyclist myself and really enjoy cycle racing. As the person responsible for the safety of the route, I work closely with the operational heads of the difference police forces. As a retired police officer, I have the ideal background. And last but not least, because I enjoy working in this team.

Rik Sauser

Function: Head of Tour de Suisse Challenge

Involved since: 2015

Why I'm part of the Tour de Suisse team: Because I used to be an active participant in cycle racing myself, often went to watch the Tour de Suisse, saw my first Cycling World Cup at the age of eight and have attended the Tour de France and other major cycle racing events more times than I can remember. I want to bring to it all my organisational experience from 16 years of involvement in both in professional and public cycle racing.  And, living so close to the frontier, I've always been very familiar with Switzerland and liked the country a lot.

Sepp Wehrli

Function: Head of Racing

 

Involved since: As a racing cyclist I took part in the Tour de Suisse six times between 1978 and 1983. I've been an official since 1987 and a sector or divisional head since 1991.

Why I'm part of the Tour de Suisse team: In my leisure time I'm involved as a Swiss Cycling official (jury/race director).   The Tour de Suisse is always the highlight of the year. For me it's an honour and a pleasure to take part as an official or head in the Tour de Suisse

Stephan Wüthrich

Function: Head of Race Office

Involved since: 1999.

Why I'm part of the Tour de Suisse team: I'm an independent PR specialist, and the Tour de Suisse offers me a complete change and an exciting environment compared with my usual day-to-day work. It gives me a chance to apply solution-oriented thinking, creativity and spontaneity to practical situations on a daily basis. I like that.

Steve Bovay

Function: Head of Radio Tour

Involved since: 2011/2008 as an active driver

Why I'm part of the Tour de Suisse team: I got involved because cycle racing is a wonderful sport. Each year, cycle racing brings people of all ages and classes out onto the pavements. It's great! There's a fantastic atmosphere and the Tour de Suisse is a real family.

Dr. med. Thorsten Hammer

Function: Head of Medical Support

Involved since: 2008

Why I'm part of the Tour de Suisse team: There's nothing better than being given a position of responsibility in such a famous sporting event, enjoying the trust of the organisers and being part of the TdS family. I'm a medical doctor, and what I do here falls within my core competences of emergency medical care, trauma surgery and orthopaedics.