Brosnan, Schurter Win at Vallnord World Cup

Brosnan, Schurter Win at Vallnord World Cup

Maxxis’ sponsored riders swept the men’s downhill podium and took the victory in men’s cross country at the World Cup in Vallnord, Andorra. 

Canyon Factory Racing’s Troy Brosnan posted a winning run in 4:06.236. Brosnan, who had also qualified fastest, took the victory despite challenges from roots and rocks that spotted the course. Santa Cruz Syndicate’s Greg Minnaar took second place with a smooth run that was just .220 seconds longer. MS Mondraker Team’s Danny Hart rounded out the podium for Maxxis in 4:08.642. 

Overcoming a course which featured both arduous climbs and sharp descents, a Maxxis-sponsored rider topped the podium in men’s cross country. Nino Schurter of Scott-SRAM Racing Team held a lead of nearly one minute for most of the race, winning in 1:23:28 to remain undefeated for the season. “I’m super happy,” he told “I love this course; it’s super technical, and I really feel [at] home here. I had an awesome start and was at the front from the beginning. Here at altitude, it’s really important to pace your race, and when I had the gap, I was able to do my own race. It was a perfect race for me. With three World Cup wins, it is already an amazing season, and I just hope it can get better and better.” 

In women’s cross country, Olympic medalist and Team Merida rider Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesja took the third-place spot on the podium, finishing in 1:28:00. Like Schurter, Dahle Flesja bested a difficult course and the challenges of a high-altitude race, where oxygen debt was a real possibility. 

Maxxis congratulates Troy Brosnan and Nino Schurter, and thanks them for proving once again that champions choose Maxxis.