Rio 2016: Switzerland on two wheels!

Aug 5, 2016

The 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro are about to kick off. Switzerland has a rich history in the Olympic disciplines, and the Swiss Olympic team at the XXXI Olympiad will no doubt do its best to make its mark in Brazil. The House of Switzerland invites you to discover in a surprising way the sporting categories in which Switzerland has performed brilliantly in the past and will attempt to make waves in the world's capital of Samba! #HoppSwiss

2 wheels sports

  • Road (6-7/10 August)
  • Track (11-16 August)
  • BMX (17-19 August)
  • Mountain Bike (20-21 August)

When it comes to cycling the Swiss are quite gifted here too. Switzerland on two wheels collects cups, as we have seen on the Olympic podiums ever since the 1936 Olympics. And what is going to happen in 2016 when Switzerland will be represented by the world's very best, including Fabian Cancellara, Jolanda Neff and Nino Schurter?

Michael Albasini
August 6 - Road Race<br /> Picture&nbsp;©&nbsp;Fabrice Coffrini
Fabian Cancellara
August 6 - Road Race<br /> August 10 -&nbsp;Individual Time Trial
Steve Morabito
August 6 - Road Race<br /> Picture&nbsp;© FDJ
Sébastien Reichenbach
August 6 - Road Race<br /> Picture&nbsp;© Sacha Bittel
Jolanda Neff
August 7 - Road Race<br /> August 20 - MTB
Swiss Cycling track Team
August 11 - Track (Team)<br /> © La Côte
David Graf
August 17 - BMX<br /> © Armin M Kustenbruck
Linda Indergrand
August 20 - MTB<br /> © Jolanda van de Graaf
Nino Schurter
August 21 - MTB
Mathias Flückiger
August 21 - MTB<br /> © Andreas Dobslaf
Lars Forster
August 21 - MTB<br /> © BMC