Stefan Bissegger

Location
Height
178cm
Birthday
13/03/1998
Languages Spoken
English, German, Swiss-German, French
Jul
04
Last Race
Tour de France Virtual – Stage 1
France

The young track and road phenom hails from the green pastures of Switzerland. The 22-year old has been racing bikes for nearly half of his life. He did his first road race when he was 10 on a bike borrowed from his local bicycle store.

“The guy from the store told me I couldn’t start the race on the bike I had been riding around on as a child,” Bissegger explains. “He gave me a bike of his. That bike and that race started it all. And the funny thing is, the guy who gave me the bike, he’s now my trainer. I was 10-years-old. He’s been by my side for 10 years now.”

His talent on the road was put on display at last year’s U23 World Championship road race in a cold and gloomy Harrogate in North Yorkshire, England. He narrowly finished third in a hotly contested road race. While he was supposed to be preparing for the Olympics this season, Stefan is excited to make his start in pink, which happens to be one of Stefan’s favorite colors “I’m happy to wear this color soon.”


Q&A with Stefan

Currently binge watching

The Blacklist

Favorite place to ride your bike

Around my home in Switzerland

Favorite city

Basel

Essential travel item

My Earphones

Favorite Swiss-German word

Chuchichästli. It means kitchen cupboard.