Swiss superstar Nino Schurter holds records in the mountain bike arena (MTB). On Saturday night (August 31), he won the elite cross country men’s world title in Mont-Ste-Anne, Canada. The most success in history.
In the seven-lap race, Schurter won in 1 hour, 27 minutes and 5 seconds. 30 seconds lead against compatriot Mathias Fluckiger.
This win erased the disappointment of 2010, when Schurter was unlucky at the World Cup in the same place.
At that moment, his tires burst twice and he only finished in fourth place.
Before this year’s event, Schurter really wanted to remember the entire length of the track. Provide access to the fastest routes, but with the least risk of causing technical problems.
“I spent a lot of time trying out different race tracks to find the safest way out. The tires also inflate faster than normal to reduce the risk of flattening. I think the effort paid off. I’m the only one in the top four without any problems. ”
Meanwhile, Pauline Ferrand-Prevot of France won the Dames Elite Championship. A happy result, given that he has been struggling with health problems for the last two years. It was a long-awaited success for Ferrand-Prevot. Since 2015, when she became the strongest woman in the world, she has swept world titles in MTB, road and cyclocross. He really came out of that race. Progress despite 15th place.
“I do not want to miss this opportunity. I give everything from start to finish. I really want to win today. And I’m glad I did, “he said. (By bike)
MTB World Cross Country Championship Results (top five)
1. Nino Schurter (Switzerland), 1 hour 27 minutes 5 seconds
2. Mathias Flueckiger (Switzerland), +30 seconds
3. Stephane Tempier (France), +38 sec
4. Titouan Carod (France), +56 seconds
5. Gerhard Kerschbaumer (Italy), +1: 02
ELITE SA MGA BABAYE
1. Pauline Ferrand-Prevot (France), 1 hour 28 minutes 51 seconds
two. Jolanda Neff (Switzerland), +43 seconds
3. Rebecca McConnell (Australia), +1: 17
4. Anne Terpstra (Netherlands), + 2:26
5. Kate Courtney (United States), + 2:42