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Julien Wanders, U23 European half marathon record holder (1:00:09), runs the 10 kilometers in Durban (27:32) faster than Sir Mo Farah and all Europeans before him.
Double European Champion Matthias Kyburz (Sprint/Middle Distance) wins the Orienteering Overall World Cup for the fifth time and the third time consecutively.
Ramon Betschart achieves the silver medal at the World Wrestling Junior Championships in Trnava and therefore the first global greco medal for Swiss Wrestling since his uncle Hugo Dietsche in 1984 at the Olympic Games in Los Angeles.
Daniel Geismayr wins the silver medal at the Mountain Bike Marathon World Championships in Auronzo di Cadore after taking bronze 2017 in Singen.
Setting a Swiss record over 200 m 820,04) at the European Athletics Championships in Berlin, Alex Wilson (3rd) claims the first continental medal by a Swiss male sprinter since 1978.
After Jolanda Neff's third continental victory, Lars Forster wins his first international title at the XCO European Championships in Glasgow.
Claudio Imhof is the most successful Swiss cyclist at the European Track Championships in Glasgow by winning silver and bronze in the team and individual pursuit, respectively.
Silver 2017 in Leipzig – Gold 2018 in Wuxi: For the first time in history, Benjamin Steffen and the Swiss Fencing Team become World Champions.
With 45 years and her 30th World Cup win in Vallnord Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjå becomes the oldest MTB World Cup winner of all time.
Mujinga Kambundji (10,95) is the first Swiss female sprinter breaking the 11-second barrier over 100 m at the national championships in Zofingen.
Anyone wishing to survive in the icy forests of Finland, within the Arctic Circle, needs to have strong defences. Only wild and hand-picked berries are used to make Carbo Basic Plus Polar Berries which contain a high concentration of flavonoids. These are what gives the plants their color and protect against harmful environmental influences such as free radicals. In people, phytochemicals can minimize the risk of infection and illness. The antioxidative and anti-inflammatory effects are also beneficial in sport. After all, the same applies here as in nature: only the fit come out on top.
Roman Furger wins the Engadine Skimarathon for the third time (following 2012 and 2016) – the 50th anniversary of Switzerland's largest cross-country skiing event.
Taking bronze in the 60 m final at the World Indoor Championships in Birmingham, Mujinga Kambundji becomes the first Swiss sprinter ever to win a global medal.
After the silver medal in Sochi snowboarder Nevin Galmarini wins Olympic gold in the parallel giant slalom of PyeongChang and secures not only the the Parallel Giant Slalom small globe, but also the Alpine Snowboarding Overall title.
Marc Bischofberger is the rising star of the season: winner of the Cross Alps Tour, Olympic silver medalist in PyeongChang and ski cross overall World Cup winner.
Four years after her sister Dominique (Downhill in Sochi) Michelle Gisin becomes Olympic Champion in PyeongChang (combined).
With the gold (team) and silver medal (individual/long hill) nordic combined athlete Fabian Riessle is one of the most successful participants in PyeongChang.
High-performance sport and veganism might seem to be incompatible. But the number of athletes seeking a non animal-based alternative alongside the tried-and-tested lactose-free whey proteins is increasing, especially for those who find whey hard to digest. The new Vegan Protein based on lupin and sunflower proteins fulfils this requirement.
Thanks to the use of the vegetable-based amino acids L-glutamine, L-threonine and in particular L-leucine and L-lysine, the gluten and soya-free low-carb mix has a protein content of 66%. While the neutral variety is suitable for increasing the protein content of shakes, smoothies, soups and other liquids in particular, the decaffeinated mocha version can also be consumed with water or mixed with a vegetable-based dairy product.
Winning the sprint at the Tour de Ski in Lenzerheide, Laurien van der Graaff is the first Swiss female athlete to win a FIS Cross Country World Cup since 1987.
Jolanda Neff, last year's XCO European Champion and XCM World Champion, wins her first XCO Elite rainbow jersey in Cairns.
Six years after his U23 Mountain Bike World Champion title in Champéry Thomas Litscher takes his first medal at the Elite World Championships in Cairns.
Almost unbeatable in London: The Swiss Silver Bullet Marcel Hug claims his world champion titles 8, 9 and 10 over 800 m, 1500 m and 5000 m.
The Swiss Athletics National Team achieves the 3rd place at the European Athletics Team Championships in Vaasa (First League) and will be promoted to the Super League containing Europe's twelve best nations.
Second in the Alpine Combination: Michelle Gisin takes her first international medal at the World Championships in St. Moritz behind her longtime team-mate Wendy Holdener.
The new Night Protein fills a void in the WINFORCE protein sector. The entirely sugar-free protein mix consists of 91 percent casein, whey isolate and L-glutamine and unlike the Power and Whey Iso Proteins, is absorbed very slowly. The body is therefore supplied with the key amino acids over a period of several hours, thus helping to combat muscle loss (catabolic phase). The longer time spent in the stomach and longer-lasting feeling of fullness make this product particularly suitable for the low-nutrient sleep phase.
Night Protein is available in a re-sealable 600 g bag. It is suitable for strength and endurance athletes who experience hunger pangs in the night as well as for body-conscious people who have gradually lost their taste for sugar after the festive period.
Following his first victory on the European Senior Tour at the Travis Perkins Masters in Woburn, André Bossert becomes the eighth professional golfer to have won a tournament on the Challenge, European and European Senior Tour.
Three years after suffering a serious shoulder injury and placing 350th in the UCI world rankings, Carlos Coloma reaps the fruits of his hard work in Rio de Janeiro: a bronze medal in the most star-studded mountain biking Olympic race of all time.
Fabian Cancellara ends his career on a high in Rio de Janeiro: 8 years after his Olympic victory in Beijing, the 4-time time trial world champion pulls out all the stops in his battle against the clock and wins gold in his last big race.
Mujinga Kambundji wins Switzerland's first European Championships medal in the 100 m sprint.
The Colombian Jarlinson Pantano secures the first stage win at the Tour de France for the Swiss IAM Cycling team in Culoz after already winning the final stage of the Tour de Suisse.
Julien Lyon, Adrian Lehmann and Andreas Kempf take gold in the European Championships in Amsterdam with the Swiss half-marathon team.
Neel Jani is the second Swiss driver to first cross the finish line at the classic 24 Hours of Le Mans laying the foundation for the FIA World Endurance Championship title.
Argentinian Catriel Soto, a member of the Spanish MMR Factory Racing Teams, crowns himself Pan-American Mountain Biking Champion in front of his home crowd in Catamarca.
WINFORCE launched a highly digestible, acid-free, hypotonic sports drink onto the market over 10 years ago in the form of the Carbo Basic and later, the Carbo Basic Plus. The carbohydrate mix with potato starch is pH-neutral, much to the delight of dentists! And now there is also a new fructose-free version. The 2-time mountain biking World Cup winner Jolanda Neff has tested it and said: "The peach favour really puts you in the mood for summer!"
A sports drink should taste great, supply the body with water, energy and electrolytes (salt) as well as being easy to digest. In endurance sport with a carbohydrate requirement of 60 g or more per hour, hypotonic solutions (osmolarity of 150 – 250 mosm/l) have the advantage over isotonic (250 – 340) or hypertonic drinks (>340) because they are absorbed more quickly. In the case of the Carbo Basic Plus Peach (177), the digestibility is enhanced by the omission of fructose. The new variety is also very soluble/liquid and as usual, free from lactose, gluten and artificial additives.
Luger Martina Kocher won the title of World Champion in the sprint race in Königsee along with a silver medal in the individual race.
During the regeneration phase, the aim from a nutritional science perspective is to rebuild the proteins destroyed in the muscles during exercise as quickly as possible (protein synthesis). Pre-digested proteins, so-called protein hydrolysates and amino acids (especially branched amino acids – BCAA) play a key role in this because they are absorbed more quickly than structure-bound proteins in meat or plant-based proteins. They have an anabolic effect (building up effect) and also accelerate glycogen re-synthesis.
But why wait until after training if you can start the regeneration process before that? Power Protein Plus enables the body to absorb 25 grams of protein in the form of amino acids (10 g) and in particular BCAA (7,5 g) during the exercise. This means that recuperation time is considerably reduced. Easily digestible, free from lactose and gluten and, unlike a steak, requires virtually no energy to digest!
Following on from his bronze in 2012 and silver in 2013, Daniel Federspiel is named XCE World Champion for the first time in Vallnord.
After 4 years without a World Championships medal, Daniel Hubmann secures himself a gold medal in Scotland in the middle distance, plus gold in the relay and silver in the long distance.
The 10-time World Champion Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjå of the Multivan Merida Biking Team celebrated her 29th World Cup victory in Lenzerheide – a record.
The Centurion Vaude duo with Markus Kaufmann and Jochen Käss wins the BIKE Transalp for the third time in a row.
Maja Neuenschwander wins her first international marathon in Vienna.
After coming fourth in the World Indoor Championships just the year before, 800m specialist Selina Büchel leaves the European competitors far behind in Prague.
Matthias Brändle, the time trial specialist of the Swiss IAM Cycling pro team, sets a new hour record of 51,852 km at the Centre Mondiale du Cyclisme.
Kathrin Stirnemann cannot be beaten in the XCE mountain biking discipline – European Champion, World Champion and World Cup winner, all in one season.
The best recuperation brings success: Kariem Hussein becomes European 400m Hurdles Champion in his 'living room', fuelled by a new WINFORCE blend.
Judith Wyder, previously 3-time Orienteering European Sprint Champion in the sprint, sprint relay and relay achieves the same at the World Championships in Venice.
Nevin Galmarini competes as if he was possessed in the parallel giant slalom in Sochi and reaches the grand final.
Selina Gasparin, Switzerland's first World Cup biathlon champion, wins a silver medal in the individual race in Sochi.
Dominique Gisin is crowned Olympic champion in Sochi – despite having had nine knee operations.
Captain Mathias Seger, Vice-Captain Martin Plüss and MVP Roman Josi pick up Switzerland's first World Championships medals for 60 years in Sweden.
Alex Fiva secures himself the ski cross crystal globe following three World Cup victories.
"The Weight Gainer is a condensed combination of carbohydrate and protein with a high proportion of BCAA, specially developed to build up weight and strength", says Remo Gugolz. As a former Swiss wrestler defined more by athleticism than muscle mass, he had long thought about how to boost his strength in a quick and natural way during his active wrestling period. And so the idea of the Weight Gainer was born. And now it is a reality. "All natural" is its motto. The mix does not contain any stabilisers, artificial sweeteners, thickeners or preservatives, resulting in an exceptionally soluble and digestible product.
A refreshing flavour and invigorating effect: the Swiss Orienteering World Championship athletes in Lausanne were very enthusiastic when they spoke about the new Booster. "The Booster has given some of the athletes a real boost again", says elite head trainer Vroni König-Salmi. The Swiss Orienteering Team was one of the first to test out this new "secret weapon" from WINFORCE. "It's almost a shame that the Booster is being launched onto the market now because we will lose our advantage", says Sprint World Champion Matthias Kyburz, grinning.
The caffeine shot, enriched with L-carnitine and refreshing cola and lemon flavor, gives the user a real "boost" when taken (hence the name). It is particularly suitable for the end phase (last half hour) during a longer stint of exercise – or just before the start if needed. A small ampoule is all that is needed and the caffeine (160 mg) combined with the short-chain sugar types quickly unfold their effect: performance mode is activated, perception of tiredness reduced and concentration enhanced. The booster helps the user to keep a clear head, even when exhausted. It is ideal for orienteering where quick decision-making and fast legs are required.
Record-breaking World Champion Simone Niggli and newcomer Matthias Kyburz sprint to orienteering gold at their home World Championships in Lausanne.
WINFORCE AG is one of the three finalists in the Production/Trade and Industry category for the most important prize for young entrepreneurs in Switzerland.
Two years after his first World Champion title, Duathlon European Champion Andy Sutz becomes again Powerman World Champion in Zofingen.
Martin Anthamatten completes the Patrouille des Glaciers with his two team mates in 5:52:20 hours – faster than anyone before or after.
One year after his first World Cup victory in Kitzbühel, Silvan Zurbriggen made it onto the podium in Vancouver.
Dario Cologna, Switzerland's first overall World Cup winner in cross-country, becomes Olympic champion in Vancouver over the 15 km (freestyle) and celebrates with a WINFORCE protein shake instead of champagne.
WINFORCE is presenting a milestone in sports nutrition with the Ultra Energy Complex Coconut. What started out as an experiment and "insider's tip" at the Race Across America (Andrea Clavadetscher 2001/Dani Wyss 2006) is now officially available. The energy concentrate is based on high quality vegetable oils with a balanced ratio of saturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids (omega-3, omega-6).
Vegetable oils are among the most energy-rich nutrients (9,3 kcal/g). Compared to a purely carbohydrate-based intake (bars, gels, etc.), the new "liquid bar" from WINFORCE enables the absorption of twice as many calories with optimal digestibility. This means that the body has more energy left for sporting activity with the same nutritional intake.
Martin Grab, second in the Swiss wrestling and Alpine Festival in Nyon in 2001, defeates the reigning Swiss wrestling champion in Interlaken.
The Carbo Basic (2005) or its successor Carbo Basic Plus is the first acid-free sports drink on the market. The potato starch used has a considerably larger molecule structure than the short-chain, sugary carbohydrates used in standard sports drinks. The bigger the structural formula of a carbohydrate, the faster it passes through the stomach and can then be absorbed into the blood stream via the intestine. This process is known as osmolarity. The lower the osmolarity, the faster the carbohydrate gets into the blood.
The acid-free composition and low osmolarity make for optimal digestibility, especially with high intensity, long-lasting exercise. Low osmolarity is also reflected in a faster glycogen synthesis in the muscles and liver. The high absorption of carbohydrates means that no more gels or bars are required over 2 to 3 hours of exercise. The Carbo Basic Plus Neutral can also be taken warm. The high-tech sports drink can be given a personal touch with a tea bag or a few drops of syrup or Isotone.
Fuelled by liquid nutrition alone, Dani Wyss was the first rookie to win the RAAM, one of the toughest endurance tests in the world with a 5000 km cycle ride and 50 000 m of altitude gain.
WINFORCE, which was launched by Remo Gugolz in Menzingen ZG, will become a premium sports nutrition specialist which produces all of its products exclusively in Switzerland.
Proteins are the most important nutrient for building up muscle tissue. Depending on the sport in question, an athlete requires 1,2 to 2,5 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight and day. High demands on muscle energy, concentration and coordination require a high intake of high quality protein and this is not always easy or digestible.
But this is not the case with Whey Iso Protein. The production using ion exchange and cross-flow micro-infiltration enables an extremely high protein content with a low fat and carbohydrate content yet with the same high biological value.
Isotone – this is the name of the isotonic drink in concentrate rather than powder form. The natural Swiss sports drink works like a syrup and contains the key electrolytes. It is ideal for fitness, leisure and team sports which do not have an excessive carbohydrate requirement (30 g/hour).
Unlike a standard sports drink, Isotone does not contain any artificial additives like acidifying agents, stabilisers, preservatives, emulsifiers, sweeteners and colourings. This is reflected in the fresh and fruity flavour and optimal digestibility, whatever the sporting activity in question.
Modern competitive sports are not about who trains the most but rather who can recuperate the fastest. In endurance sports in particular (motto: carbohydrate, carbohydrate, carbohydrate), proteins have been neglected for a long time. Protein drinks are generally associated with muscle development and can considerably support recuperation after a hard training session or competition. Standard recovery shakes are generally based on a carbohydrate-protein ratio of 5:1 (emphasis on carbohydrates) or 1:1 (emphasis on proteins). There is a risk of an unwanted weight gain.
The practically pure Power Protein mix is going one step further without the endless calories and additives which place stress on the stomach. Taken with skimmed milk or water (for people with a lactose intolerance), the protein concentrate is virtually free from carbohydrates. Instead, four natural sources of protein come into play. Split proteins, so-called peptides, quickly supply the body with the most important amino acid components and reduce recuperation time by 30 to 40 % compared to normal proteins. Add to this the high molecular, slow-assimilation proteins whose effects can still be seen hours later.
Power Protein acts faster if the shake is taken straight after exercise. At this time, the body is in a catabolic phase and is particularly receptive to high quality amino acids.
After several months of rehab caused by a ligament rupture, the former wrestler Remo Gugolz from Menzingen ZG wins his first festive wreath in Swiss wrestling using his own nutritional supplements.
Dissatisfied with the existing range of sports nutrition products, athlete and food engineer Remo Gugolz sets about developing his proprietary replenishment and regeneration drinks in his own garage.