Nino Schurter: Carving His Legend in Mountain Biking History

Nino Schurter continues to etch his name in the annals of mountain biking history. Back in 2017, Schurter achieved near-perfection, securing victories in all six World Cup races, along with triumphs in the UCI World Championships and the Absa Cape Epic. This past year, Schurter once again asserted his dominance by clinching the Elite Men’s World Cup cross-country title and adding another UCI World Championship to his illustrious career.

Although Schurter didn’t sweep all the World Cup races this year, he still emerged victorious in four out of the seven events, decisively claiming the title. With seven Elite Men’s cross-country World Championships and six overall World Cup titles to his name, Schurter stands on the brink of breaking the record set by the now-retired Julien Absalon in 2016.

In addition to his stellar World Cup performances, Schurter boasts an impressive Olympic record, with three medals (one gold, one silver, and one bronze), surpassing Absalon’s two Olympic gold medals.

Racing under the banner of Scott-SRAM, Schurter is supported by Pepi’s Tire Noodle tire inserts, enhancing his performance on the most demanding terrains.

Schurter’s achievements have prompted comparisons to the greats of the sport. Even Thomas Frischknecht, Schurter’s team manager and a former mountain biking star himself, acknowledges Schurter’s unparalleled greatness, declaring him the greatest mountain bike racer of all time.

As we reflect on Schurter’s remarkable win record and the bike that has propelled him to the pinnacle of mountain biking, it’s clear that his legacy will endure as a testament to his extraordinary talent and determination.