News Release from Scott Bicycles:
Givisiez, Switzerland, March 15th, 2022. The world’s fastest MTB XC team, SCOTT-SRAM MTB Racing is paving the way for their future success after renewing contracts with key partners and athletes. Ahead of time, both 9 x World Champion Nino Schurter and Kate Courtney have extended their contracts until 2024. Furthermore, the team, which is still under contract with all its sponsors until the end of 2022, has also extended contracts with SRAM and RockShox until 2024.
“We can’t ask for more than working with the very best athletes and the leading brands in the industry”, says SCOTT-SRAM Team Director Thomas Frischknecht.” Being directly involved in the latest product developments gives us the advantage of always having the fastest equipment out there. It’s a win-win on both sides. As our success is built on team spirit, the amazing people behind SCOTT and SRAM are just as important. My history with SRAM goes back 30! years winning the World Cup title with SRAM’s Grip Shift! And both SCOTT and SRAM have supported my Swisspower development team since the very beginning in 2002. It’s great to continue working with the same people. Never change a winning team!”
The living legend of the sport, Nino Schurter, has been racing on SCOTT forever, and in Thomas Frischknecht’s team since 2003, previously under the name of Swisspower MTB Racing. As with the rest of the team, Schurter had a contract until the end of 2022 and has now renewed until 2024.
Nino Schurter: “I don’t want to change anything in this winning formula.”
At the age of 35, the winner of three Olympic medals, an incredible 9 World Championships, 7 World Cup Champion titles, and 32 World Cup races commits to two more years racing at the highest level, until the end of 2024. The year 2024 marks another special year with the upcoming Olympic Games in Paris.
Kate Courtney: “It takes a team to perform consistently at the top level.”
Kate Courtney, who has been part of the SCOTT-SRAM MTB Racing team since 2019, states: “While mountain biking may appear to be an individual sport, it absolutely takes a team to perform consistently at the top level. SCOTT-SRAM MTB Racing has a track record that speaks for itself, but the team environment is what truly sets it apart. We prepare, battle, win and lose as a family. “