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Nino Schurter Extends Contract until 2020

XC World Champion and multiple World Cup Champion Nino Schurter will ride under the SCOTT flag through 2020.

Nino Schurter of SCOTT-Odlo MTB Racing has extended his contract ahead of schedule for another four years until 2020. The 29 year old MTB Cross-Country World Champion, together with Team Manager Thomas Frischknecht, have committed to racing under the SCOTT umbrella and to leading a strong team of young riders to the top. With this long-term commitment, Nino removes any doubt about racing on the road after Rio 2016.

"For the past 14 years I have been riding SCOTT. I'm very happy and proud to announce that I’ll be riding for the next 5 years for the SCOTT family once more and will focus entirely on XC until the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2020."

Nino Schurter
The World Champion will ride in the UCI Rainbow Jersey in 2016 once again- his fourth season as an Elite XC World Champion. In addition to that, Nino Schurter owns 17 World Cup wins, 4 World Cup Champion and 4 Swiss National titles to date. Nino won the Bronze medal in Beijing in 2008 and the Silver medal in London in 2012. After his most successful season ever (read more below), he aims for Gold in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. 

With regards to his commitment and future plans, Nino Schurter says, "For the past 14 years I have been riding SCOTT. I’ve had amazing success over this time and can’t imagine a better partner or team to keep reaching my goals in the years to come. After my short stint on the road in 2014, I realized that the MTB discipline is where I truly belong. I'm very happy and proud to announce that I’ll be riding for the next 5 years for the SCOTT family once more and will focus entirely on XC until the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2020. For now, all of my energy is going towards the upcoming Olympic year."

Reto Aeschbacher, Brand Manager of SCOTT Sports adds, "Nino Schurter is the face of SCOTT MTB and we are delighted to extend our partnership with both Nino and Thomas Frischknecht. Our race team looks back on an extremely successful history including several World Champion titles and Olympic medals, and we are sure to add many more in the future. Mountain bike racing and Cross-Country racing in particular are closely linked with the SCOTT brand. The team has continuously worked on building that image and has supported the development of new products which we are very proud of." 
New Nino Schurter Action Imagery

Please find below and at this link new imagery of Nino Schurter.
The SCOTT Marketing portal has both new Action images and Portrait images. If you're looking for video content of Nino Schurter, head over to the "HuntForGlory" page and learn more about Nino's latest set of webisodes.
2016 SCOTT-Odlo MTB Racing Season Recap

It's was a record season for SCOTT-Odlo MTB-Racing. Jenny Rissveds delivered a never seen record winning 6 out of 6 races in the Women's U23 World Cup. Nino Schurter on the other side started the World Cup with 3 second places and finished with 3 wins plus the World Champion title- together with his Swiss National title his best ever season. 

Having won 17 World Cup races so far, Nino Schurter once more set himself high up in the record books. Now as a four time World Cup champion only Julien Absalon was more successful with his 30 wins. Small side note- Nino and Thomas Frischknecht both have equal World Cup wins now sharing second place behind Julien Absalon.
"This year we made it as a team to the #nextlevel. Each of our riders won the national title in their respective categories. This shows there is much more behind SCOTT-Odlo than Nino Schurter. With such a long term horizon until 2020 we are able to work on our development without feeling the pressure year to year. We can’t ask for more than what SCOTT has to offer as our main partner."
Thomas Frischknecht,
Team Manager SCOTT-Odlo MTB Racing
“This past season was my most successful yet and really helped me elevate my game. Next season I’ll be switching to the elite category in the World Cup- and I’ll battle against the best women in the world. This will be a great challenge. An even greater challenge will be to fulfill my dream of taking part in the Olympic Games in Rio. It is not yet sure that Sweden will have a spot in Rio. I’ll do everything possible to get us a spot but I have to rely on others as well. Let’s cross our fingers!“
Jenny Rissveds
XC U23 World Cup Champion,
Swedish National XC Champion
"Personally, I think it’s good to be on a team that has such clear long term goals, for example looking to Tokyo in 2020. For me 2015 was a year full of new experiences and I have enjoyed getting to know the team and everyone around it. Preparations for 2016 have already started, I am fully motivated for the coming season and can’t wait to battle for the #nextlevel. 2016 is going to be an interesting year with many big events, the most exciting of which being the Olympic Games in Rio. I’m going to fight to earn my spot on the Dutch team!"
Michiel van der Heijden,
Dutch National XC Champion
"The 2015 season for me was very eventful and exciting. Having served my military service over Winter, I was fortunate enough to start my season with a bang. My 3rd place result in Nove Mesto was my best race to date. National Champs, where we won all of our titles was also a great highlight! After Nove Mesto, I had very high expectations for the remainder of the season. Overall, I’m happy with how things turned out. 2016 is a very important year for me. I’ll be giving it my all to take another step towards starting my professional career. We have incredible team spirit which makes riding faster and faster that much easier."
Andri Frischknecht,
XC U23 Swiss National Champion 

 
"The national title and my first international medal- bronze at the European championships in the Eliminator category- were clearly my highlights of 2015. But I believe I have yet to reach my full potential in cyclo-cross and cross country. This is where most of my focus will be for next year."
Marcel Wildhaber,
Swiss CX National Champion 

 
For further information please contact
Thomas Frischknecht
frischi@scott-sports.com
Team Manager
SCOTT-Odlo MTB Racing
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