Proving that champions come through when the pressure’s on, Nino Schurter took the World Cup Nove Mesto XC win by prevailing in the closest sprint in recent memory. World Cup XCO #3 was held May 25-27 in Nove Mesto in the Czech Republic.
Ten thousand cheering fans watched as Schurter sprinted the last 150 meters beside Anton Cooper and won in a literal photo finish. "First I thought I had him, then I saw him coming on the right. That's the hardest sprint I ever did. I love this track; it suits me quite well, and I felt pretty good today. I wasn't able to get away from the other guys, so it was a crazy finish," the Scott-SRAM rider told cyclingnews.com. Schurter dominated much of the race from the beginning to the end.
The win, his second of the season, gave Schurter a sizable lead in the race for the World Cup championship. He’s racked up 780 points to date, 207 more than the next rider. The Nove Mesto victory was the 28th World Cup win of his career.
The next World Cup XCO race is scheduled for July 7-8 in Val di Sole, Italy. Maxxis congratulates Nino Schurter on this thrilling victory and on taking the lead in World Cup XCO standings.
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