Aug 30, 2022
N1NO: MAKING HISTORY IN LES GETS
Taking his 10th World Championship title in Les Gets, France, Nino Schurter's win goes far beyond the world of Cycling, to mark one of the greatest sporting achievements of all time.
Les Gets, France, 2022. Going into the World Championships, Nino had it all to fight for. Despite starting the season strong with a record-matching 33rd World Cup win in Brazil, Nino has faced challenges and tough conditions race after race. The men’s Elite field has never seen such competition, creating suspense at every turn. Yet even in the hardest moments, through grit and determination, Nino has battled hard to successfully maintain the World Cup Overall. Heading into the 2022 edition of the World Championships, who knew if he had it in him to defend the title once more. But with a true fighting spirit, it turned out that nothing was going to stand in his way of the rainbow stripes.
The Mountain Bike World Championships 2022 in Les Gets, with its record-breaking crowds, built a spectacular atmosphere heading into the XCO Elite races. The World Championships had already started on a high note with Nino Schurter featuring in the winning Team for Switzerland in the Team Relay competition, but things were about to get more special from here.
The Les Gets XCO circuit will always hold a special significance for Nino Schurter as the location of his first World Champion title in 2004 as a Junior. 18 years later, and with an incredible career in between, Nino has claimed his 10th Elite World Champion title in the same location, once again making history and extending his reign as the oldest XCO World Champion of all time.
In a career that has defined the sport, Nino proves again that he dominates like no other mountain bike athlete in history. With a record-matching 33 World Cup wins, Olympic Champion, European Champion, 7 World Cup Champion titles, and now today, his 10th Elite XCO World Champion title, N1NO has staked the claim as one of sport’s Greatest of All Time.
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