Kate Courtney and Nino Schurter Renew their Contracts with Scott-SRAM Racing Until 2022

Mar 12, 2020
by Ed Spratt  
Job done for Nino Schurter.

Scott-SRAM Racing have announced that both Kate Courtney and Nino Schurter will be racing with the team until at least 2022.

Kate Courtney and Nino Schurter made the decision to extend their contracts earlier this week as the Scott-SRAM team secured two of the fastest racers on the circuit. The team dominated the XC season last year taking the Mens and Womens overall titles last year and it looks as if they are wanting to carry on their great success into the future. Joining them for 2020 will be Lars Forster and Andri Frischknecht who stay with the team for the upcoming season.

Alongside the announcement that Courtney and Schurter have extended their contracts the team also released the news that SRAM and Rockshox will stay on as team sponsors until 2022 as well.

bigquotesLife as a professional mountain biker has provided me with incredible highs, and several lows. I’ve learned to enjoy both. After all these years, I now ask myself why I would stop when things seem to be at their best? I still have the self-confidence that I can be the best on race day, every race day. I won’t set my future goals or expectations lower than where they have been for years. I’m a racer by heart, it’s truly in my blood and once you’ll see me on a start line of a race, you’ll most likely never see me aiming for second. I want to win races, and beat records, no matter what it takes. This goal, and the fact that I’m surrounded by great people keeps me as focused as ever to keep achieving the very best. Nino Schurter

All eyes on Kate.
Nino gave it his all today nut today it just wasn t enough.

bigquotesI am incredibly proud and excited to extend my contract with the team and to retain our key sponsors with Scott and SRAM. When it comes to working with this group of people and riding on what is, in my opinion, the best equipment available – I couldn’t say yes fast enough! My aspirations, and the aspirations of this team, go far beyond this year’s Olympic games. Through our partnership, I hope to continue to pursue excellence in every aspect of my cycling career and aim for the top in many races to come. Kate Courtney

We have a little while longer before the full team get to racing at the first XC World Cup in May but Nino Schurter and Lars Forster will be in South Africa racing the Cape Epic which starts this Sunday.


21 Comments

  • 34 0
 It might be until 2022 that they’ll race again
  • 4 6
 No joke with the corona pandemic.
  • 40 1
 @tacklingdummy: Its hard to say. The virus likely isn't completely going away anytime soon, but the point of canceling all these large events, and closing offices, schools, etc isn't to shut down the world down until its completely gone. Its really to slow down the initial spread. If the virus is here its going to spread and likely effect alot of people. But its critical to slow the infection rate down and not overwhelm the medical and healthcare systems like whats happening in Italy. People are dying from the virus (as well as unrelated medical problems) because there isn't enough capacity to treat everyone right now. That's really what they are trying to avoid by canceling all these big events. There is an understanding that it will spread, but its much less deadly if it spreads over say a 3-4 month period rather than the same number of people getting sick in 1-2 months. If these measures work to stem a rapid spread early on you will likely see events starting to come back online, even if the virus is still a problem.
  • 7 0
 @sino428: well said!
  • 4 3
 @sino428: logic? Reason? Around a pandemic? On PB forums? What? Mind blown.
  • 14 0
 SRAM-Scott, Courtney, and Schurter all would be crazy not to continue contracts with all the success it has brought to all parties.
  • 1 0
 Truth!
  • 4 1
 On Kate's website, she is not planning on racing the first couple World Cups for some reason... . . . . . . . . . . .
  • 1 0
 That's last years schedule. Doesn't look like 2020 has been posted.
  • 3 0
 And at the rate this Covid-19 thing is happening, she wont
  • 4 0
 Less surprising and interesting new of the year?
  • 6 1
 Never go full Nino.
  • 1 0
 Nino is about to race the Cape Epic. Still all systems go down here in the deep south...
  • 1 0
 @jcrr: yep, imagine the months and months of training, time away from family doing so and now this...
  • 1 0
 great photo of nino on the top. Looking good lol
  • 1 0
 Party like it’s 2020.
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