SAN CARLOS, Calif. – Sept. 9, 2009 -Nino Schurter of the Ritchey Design-sponsored SCOTT-Swisspower Team captured the 2009 Cross-Country Mountain Bike World Championship title in Canberra, Australia on September 5, 2009, while team member Florian Vogel rounded out the podium with a third-place finish.
Schurter, in the team’s lead group of two, put in several small attacks on his breakaway partner in the final minutes of his race allowing him to take the win by three seconds. Vogel sat just behind Schurter in a chase group of two.
Both Schurter and Vogel won their respective titles riding Ritchey Design’s new SuperLogic Full Carbon Tubular Disc Wheelsets. Schurter said, “We’ve been riding and racing the new Ritchey tubular wheelsets all season. They spin up very fast and help with acceleration at pivotal points in the race.”
The Cross-Country World Championship course was technical and fast, starting at the top of the mountain and descending over various terrain, including drop offs, speed sections, alpine-styled trail jumps and super berms.
The SCOTT-Swisspower Team also benefits from the lightweight, stiffness and quality of its Ritchey Design SuperLogic, WCS Carbon and WCS Alloy components, including Ritchey Design’s newly designed SuperLogic Carbon Tubular Mountain bike wheels that will be displayed at Interbike 2009.
About Ritchey Sponsorships
Founded on Tom Ritchey’s own passion of riding and racing, for 35 years Ritchey Design has been dedicated to supporting profession and grassroots cycling teams across the globe. On the International level, Ritchey partners with Lampre Fondital Pro Cycling Team. In the US Professional circuit, Ritchey partners with Team OUCH Powered by Maxxis, Jelly Belly Pro Cycling and Colavita/Sutterhome Pro Cycling Team. In the women’s professional field, Ritchey partners with Team TIBCO and Colavita/ Sutterhome Women’s Pro Cycling Team. On the Grassroots level, Ritchey supports over 100 teams across the United States and Canada. For inquiries regarding Ritchey sponsorship please visit www.ritcheylogic.com.
source: Chip Smith