Monterey, California. A day after the successful release of chapter 1 of #huntforglory, Jenny Rissveds and Nino Schurter put this project title to fact by winning the prestigious short track race at the Sea Otter Classic followed by Nino’s win at the XC competition one day later on.
Jenny Rissveds looks back to an exiting weekend of racing at the Sea Otter Classic. No less than 15,000 participants and a total of 50,000 people took part of the 25th year anniversary of Americas largest cycling event. With a superb win in the short track and a fine 3rd place behind world champion Catharine Pendrel and Australian Rebecca Henderson in the cross-country race, our Swedish star made herself popular under the Californian sun.
Jenny at the start of the XC race
podium shoot with Emily Batty and the Sea Otter
Even a double victory in two days was Nino Schurter’s racing effort, which makes it to three wins in the two weeks he has been to the US. The XC race was decided in a tight sprint between N1NO, youngster Howard Grotts and Australian Daniel Mc Connell.
finish of the XC race
work hard – play hard
Michiel van der Heijden and Andri Frischknecht both had to deal with a cold last week. The dry and dusty air did it’s rest to it. They both missed out at Bonelli park a week ago but luckily are back on track. The good team spirit helped them to keep the motivation up. This resulted in a 17th place for Michiel and a 12th for Andri. Good job!
Michiel, Nino and Andri celebrating their finish
Frischi jun. relaxed at the startline
dusty day at the office for Michiel
This article was originally posted on scott-odlo.com.