The drama keeps on coming from the Lenzerheide World Cup after Nino Schurter received a fine from the UCI following the race.
After the hectic final lap of the fifth round of the 2022 XC World Cup where Nino Schurter and Mathias Flückiger crashed on the final lap
, there was a heated exchange in the finish area. Once he had crossed the line Nino Schurter went over to Mathias Flückiger where SRF captured him
shouting: "You're not normal! f*ck! you shot me down." [Du bist nicht normal! f*ck! Du hast mich abgeschossen.]
Shortly after the race the UCI issued Nino Schurter with a fine for both "Inappropriate behaviour at the finish of the race" and "Failure to respect instructions of the commissaires". In the list of fines from Lenzerheide Oliver Davies of the Union team was also handed a penalty for "Failure to respect instructions of the commissaires".
We have reached out to Nino Schurter and his team for a comment on the fine and we will update this story if we hear more.
Packfill you are packed full of Demoncrat lies!
But hey, who doesn‘t love a good drama
Actually starts around thursday... Pit-Bits, Trackwalk, Cathro, Wyntv, Rider doccos etc.
Youtube knows how to get my attention.
What an insult!
However none of you guys are normal Nino, it's why you do what you do.
The accusation of being „not normal“ would, as an idiomatic expression, more closely translate to „you’re out of your mind“.
I'm a native German from a region adjacent to the Swiss border. I've grown up speaking an Alemannic German dialect that is very close to most versions of modern Swiss German. I personally can also understand spoken Swiss German dialects, which is definitley not common for Germans. For example, if you showed that SRF interview to someone from Berlin without any subtitles, they most likely wouldn't understand what Nino and Mathias were saying. But like I said, I grew up speaking a similar dialect, so I'm sure I can judge it's intricacies accurately.
Anyways, I can assure you that, if someone speaking that dialect, who is also very agitated, calls another person "nüt normal", he definitley means to say that the other person has lost their mind.
"Not normal" is definitley not a wrong translation, I'll give you that. In a very literal way, it's accurate. But it's missing the subtext. Like I said, expressions akin to "Du bist ja nicht mehr ganz normal" are (in this dialect) idiomatic for "Du hast ja den Verstand verloren" aka "You've lost your mind".
Wheter or not it also carries the doping subtext I feel like don't ultimately have the authority to say, because I don't know enough about roadie slang. But what Nino says in the interview leads me to believe it doesn't. He wasn't mad at Mathias because he couldn't shake him, he was mad because he thought Mathias made an error of judgement and rammed into him. Actually he also hints that Mathias might have done it deliberately.
hahah, i am just teasing, but that's how a lot of athletes are, it is a mind game at the end of the day, especially with these two that have known each other since little kids.
I hope that saying works in english, unlike: "It's not the yellow from the egg" :-P
I have no idea what your "egg" idiom means, though.
As a Enduro rider I take offense...
Also, I knowIknow.. not a ride genre.. justAjoke
Murmurings of incoming news about a flukiger suspension.
This is a feat he’s been trying to do all his career then there’s the fact that there is a bit of history between the two of them.
Whilst it doesn’t excuse his behaviour it does add some mitigation.
Not trying to play devil's advocate here, just curious. I'm trying to familiarize myself with the racing scene of the sport. I've been following the downhill and enduro since this season started, but this is the first time I've watched the XC races.
However i think nino outsprinted guys in the past 1 on 1. But im not watching xc long, so i could be wrong.
here the news
they both say ther was some slapping/hitting involved!
i think this is mean from nino since his a big spriter typ of guy!
flückiger should get a bodygard!
FWIW it definitely wasn't a guaranteed win for Nino in a sprint finish, at least IMO. MF didn't seem to have too much trouble going with Nino's attacks on the last 2 laps. Seems like a lack of skill, miscalculation, or a plain old grudge (or a combo of the three) for MF to go from a good shot at 1st to nearly off the podium.
FWIW it wasn't a guaranteed win for Nino in a sprint finish, at least IMO. MF didn't seem to have too much trouble going with Nino's attacks on the last 2 laps. Seems like a lack of skill, miscalculation, or a plain old grudge (or a combo of the three) for MF to go from a good odds of winning to this shitshow.
But also those words aren't appropriate. Sure he's pissed, but also he has done so many years now with big media presence in Switzerland that he should know better.
"And Lopes jumps in, FROM THE TOP ROPE!
I was expecting a confrontation, staggered that no one seemed to have a camera pointed at Nino as he finished.
do you all remember avancini talking about the other nino
and that hi is giving shit to every one in the field!?!
check it out!
The sports dangerous. The UCI usually sucks with policies like banning super tucking and aero positions on the road. Don’t suggest things to make them do stupid shit to mtb.
In both cases of Nino passing Flukiger he took a wicked line and pushed flukiger to the outside. If Flukiger had not braked or fought harder it would have resulted in a crash. Which is probably what happened yesterday.
Stoked to watch Andorra!
A clean finish would have obviously been better especially if Nino took it for the record win on home turf. If he never ends up breaking the record this race will be forever be burned in his memory.
nino the back slapper!!
kind of sure. which makes it one level above pinkbike sure.
Close friends who raced in CAT 1 used to tell me stories of elbows, unkind overtakes, harsh words, and broken friendships, baby. But hey, that's racin'. So no, not experienced myself but from a credible source. Shirley this is true. Or am I wrong and road racing is nothin but hugs and bum slaps?
What I DID personally experience was mass start nordic ski racing at the post secondary provincial level. Kind of like being thrown into a tumble dryer full of angry sharp objects that don't care about your safety or desire to win. Sometimes you stab, sometimes you get stabbed. Often both.
There is a lot of PR-istic talk and euphemistical language here. Nino looked like he wanted to KILL Flückiger. What they did on the podium was for the crowds, as they knew it slipped a bit too far this time. It looked like that to me, and I was 10m to the right of this whole scene. But there is as much bad blood there as there is water in the Amazon.
I also noticed there is a whole lot of bias towards Nino. I actually remember pretty well how the on-spot commentator kissed the as of every Elite Swiss rider (which I totally get, given the context, it's cool) and highlighting how special it was that Filippo Colombo was even a rider on a Swiss team (BMC) and I was like ”Dude, Flückiger won you 4 World Cups since 2019 and he is riding for the relatively small Swiss brand Thömus! Why do you deliberately ignore that, it is not fair!”. The Nino fanhood in Switzerland is something like religion, I guess, and facts matter less.
Flückiger, on the other hand, was visibly shaken and he knew he f*cked up and this will not go away easily.I'm sure his popularity on the Lenzerheid did not grow, also given the fact that Nino is literally from two valleys away.
I have no bias here, I didn't know who these guys were until Sunday, but I happend to be there at that moment.
My pain is I had my popcorn ready and feet up for the news, and nothing !
Def following the rest of the XCO world cup!
Nino needs to be a "gentleman" every day or a little more intelligent and talk with MF when you have more privacy.
It was not a cool thing to see, this little actions separate champions from legends I think.
Pretty much the same thing. Resorting to violence means both parties have lost
Conflating words to the level of violence is a good way to suppress the BEST way to prevent REAL violence. Let em bark at one another, and show the interaction....if it occurs publicly [it's between them unless they make it a public "thing"], It's a great way to show how conflicts can be resolved w/o resorting to actual violence.
Bottom line - they'll work it w/o any "help" from us taking sides and commenting.
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