With a record tying five world championship titles to his name, Nino Schurter has taken his place alongside Julien Absalon as one of the greatest mountain bike racers of all time. In this latest episode of Scott’s Hunt For Glory video series, it is Schurter’s competition who tries to put into context the Swiss rider’s many achievements as he heads into the Rio Olympics where he’ll be a favorite for the gold medal. That race is set for August 21, when Schurter will attempt to complete his Olympic medals collection, after winning bronze at Beijing 2008 and silver at London 2012.
So how did Schurter become one of history’s most successful mountain bike athletes? What sets him apart from the others? And what was it like to race at the 2016 UCI World Championships in Nove Mesto in the Czech Republuc with more than 25,000 spectators looking on? Watch the movie and find out.
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