On Saturday, June 15, 2019 the UNICEF CYCLING FOR CHILDREN event was held in Uster for the first time. 785 riders cycled around the Greifensee, supporting the survival of children in need. The event raised CHF 312,000 for the United Nations Childrens’ Fund. Once again, numerous celebrities attended, including the two UNICEF ambassadors Tina Weirather and Anatole Taubman.

The successful fundraising event organised by UNICEF Switzerland and Liechtenstein, which had been held in Crans-Montana the previous three years, celebrated its premiere in Uster on Saturday, June 15, 2019. Instead of riding up steep Alpine roads, this year’s course took riders around the Greifensee throughout the day. Riders prepared in advance by raising donations in support of UNICEF among their families, friends and acquaintances. 80 schoolchildren from four classes also rode by the Greifensee, as well as painting a section of the street in their town on the theme of children’s rights. At the “grand happening” in Uster, all participants rode as far as they liked, at least once around the 20-kilomtre Greifensee circuit.

Summary of results: 

Category 1: Most completed rounds (individual riders)
1. Thomas Goldinger, Volketswil,  (10 rounds)
2. Sophie Vandebroek, Pfäffikon ZH, (8 rounds)
2. Alexandra Ruch, Radolfzell, (8 rounds)
2. Marc Garcia, Team NORTHERN TRUST, Leysin (8 rounds)
3. Béla Takacs, Rütihof, (7 rounds)
3. Martin Krebs, Team Get involved!, Bern, (7 rounds)
3. Lukas Stückelberger, Team Bank J. Safra Sarasin, Arlesheim, (7 rounds)
3. Christopher Krebs, Team IKEA Cycling Heroes, Spreitenbach, (7 rounds)
3. Josua Peter, Team IKEA Cycling Heroes, Spreitenbach, (7 rounds)
3. Aline Vandebroek, Pfäffikon ZH, (7 rounds)
3. Thibault Lethenet, Team IKEA Cycling Heroes, Spreitenbach, (7 rounds)

Category 2: Highest donation (individual riders)
1. Stefan Germann, Team Fondation Botnar, Basel (CHF 16,000.00)
2. Daniel Habshush, Team DIVAS Asset Management & Friends, Wädenswil (CHF 6,283.00)
3. Hans Künzle, President of UNICEF Switzerland and Liechtenstein, Zurich (CHF 5,215.00)
4. Daniel Franc, Team DIVAS Asset Management & Friends, Wädenswil (CHF 4,670.00)
5. Lukas Alioth, Team Bank J. Safra Sarasin, Basel (CHF 4,426.00)

Category 3: Most completed rounds (children and youth)
1. Damian Voegtlin, Team UNICEF Junior Ambassadors, Switzerland and Liechtenstein (6 rounds)
2. Jaylen Kiefer, Seuzach (4 rounds)
3. Tolga Efe Sahin, Team Bank J. Safra Sarasin, Basel (3 rounds)
3. Aina Scherling, Team UNICEF Junior Ambassadors, Switzerland and Liechtenstein (3 rounds)
3. Emilie Veyrassat, Team Fondation Botnar, Basel (3 rounds)

Category 4: Most completed rounds (team)
1. Digitec Galaxus Racing Team, Zurich (69 rounds)
2. Team ALDI SUISSE, Schwarzenbach SG, (56 rounds)
3. Team Bank J. Safra Sarasin, Basel (45 rounds)
4. Team IKEA Cycling Heroes, Spreitenbach (41 rounds)
5. Team DIVAS Asset Management & Friends, Wädenswil (34 rounds)

Category 5: Highest donation (team)
1. Team DIVAS Asset Management & Friends, Wädenswil, (CHF 24,785.00)
2. Team Bank J. Safra Sarasin, Basel (CHF 18,265.00)
3. Team Fondation Botnar, Basel (CHF 16,000.00)
4. Digitec Galaxus Racing Team, Zurich (CHF 5,030.00)
5. Team UNICEF Junior Ambassadors, Switzerland and Liechtenstein (CHF 4,179.00)

Category 6: Total kilometres covered (all riders)
1,070 rounds, 21,400 kilometres (20km/rounds)