‘Absolutely unstoppable’ – Schurter storms to shining Males’s elite Inferior-nation gain
Nino Schurter has his eyes firmly mounted on the next year’s Olympic Games at Paris 2024 after one other vastly impressive season.
The 2016 Olympic champion will compete at the UCI Mountain Bike World Collection Competition Haute-Savoie this weekend, tackling the quick-tune (Friday) and detestable-nation Olympic spin (Sunday). .
The 37-year-mature currently leads the methodology within the World Collection standings, and has no plans to wind down his glittering profession honest yet with the Olympic Games looming gigantic within the no longer-too-some distance-off future.
“The Olympic Games subsequent year in Paris is no longer up to a year to trot now, and it be a huge intention for me,” Schurter told CNN.
“For a long time, I wasn’t certain if it be quiet going to be a aim for me, but after being so a success this year and a success one other two World Cups, I should give it a strive.
“I should trot to my fifth Olympic Games and with any luck battle for one other Olympic medal. The Olympic Games is something so special.
“It’s beautiful in case you would possibly per chance per chance perchance be ready to trot there and ride the environment. At the same time as you happen to’ll be ready to battle for medals, it be something in actuality cool. Confidently I will be there again.”
The Scott-SRAM MTB Racing Group rider spoke in extra detail about his victory at Val di Sole, and reflected on an incredibly poignant day in his profession.
“That became once one of my most beautiful achievements in sport,” he added. “I mediate I’m now the oldest rider within the self-discipline, so to quiet be ready to gain a World Cup and doing that help house, reaching a brand new file, became once so emotional.
“Even the parents, the spectators, were so good. All americans became once so emotional and so happy for me to gain this file help house. It’s a second I won’t ever forget, and even now, once I take into chronicle it, it gives me goosebumps.”
“I’m currently the leader, alternatively it be in actuality tight,” Schurter acknowledged. “Closing week I had rather of substandard luck; I had a flat tyre and didn’t own my best day.
“The quick-tune spin is on Friday, and that decides the begin position for Sunday. It will be significant to own a honest spin and gain a honest starting position.
“Confidently I will battle for a podium situation to shield up the leader’s jersey, going into the closing two rounds within the US and Canada.”
Movement Competition Haute-Savoie – the flagship match of the UCI Mountain Bike World Collection – from September 7-17 on discovery+, the Eurosport app and at eurosport.com