Nino Schurter and Kate Courtney extend their contracts until 2022

Schurter, Courtney and SRAM Renew Contracts Until 2022

The world’s fastest MTB XC team, have set the foundation for continued success and renewed contracts with their most important players. Olympic Champion Nino Schurter and World Cup Champion Kate Courtney have extended their contracts until 2022. The team, which is still under contract with all its sponsors until the end of 2020, has also extended contracts with SRAM and RockShox until 2022 this past month.

Photo by Jordan Haggard

Nino Schurter: “Hungry for more titles.”
The living legend of the sport, Nino Schurter, has been racing on SCOTT since ever, and in Thomas Frischknecht’s team since 2002. Just like with the rest of the team, Schurter had a contract until the end of 2020. At the age of 33, the winner of three Olympic medals, 8 World Championships, and 7 World Cup Champion titles as well as 32 World Cup races, commits to two more years racing at the highest level beyond 2020. “I’m anything but tired of what I do—whether racing or winning. There is still a lot I want to do and to win, and a lot we can achieve together with this team,” Nino says.

Photo by Jordan Haggard

Kate Courtney: “Had no idea what impact a new team would have on me.”
World Cup Champion Kate Courtney, who is on the SCOTT team since only 2019, states: “Last season when I joined the SCOTT-SRAM team I knew I was being given the opportunity to learn from the best. At the time, however, I had no idea the depth of the impact the team, environment and support would have on me personally and professionally. Win or lose, having the right people around you is what allows you to continue to set big goals and push beyond your limits. For me, that goal was achieved last season winning the World Cup overall and currently as I prepare to give my best performance possible at the Olympic Games this summer.”

“I am incredibly proud and excited to extend my contract with the team and to retain our key sponsors with SCOTT and SRAM. When it comes to working with this group of people and riding on what is in my opinion the best equipment available – I couldn’t say yes fast enough!”- Kate Courtney

TOP LEFT TO RIGHT – Nino Schurter, Kate Courtney BOTTOM LEFT TO RIGHT – Lars Forster, Andri Frischknecht.
Photography: RainedUponMedia, Margus Riga, Jochen Haar

 

For the upcoming 2020 season, SCOTT-SRAM also continues with Swiss rider Lars Forster who joined the team in 2019 and proved himself a great addition with his maiden win at the last round of the World Cup in 2019. He was also the perfect fit to attack in stage races like Cape Epic together with Nino Schurter. Andri Frischknecht completes the setup and heads into his 4th year racing the Elite class.

We are all excited to see what these racers will produce in the upcoming 2020 season!

 

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