Nino Wins Marathon Freeride

Postby full speed ahead on Sat 6/Jun/09 9:21pm

Nino Schurter wins marathon freeride classic on Scott Genius! :

The “Transvesubienne” is a classic in marathon freeride racing. 3000 meters of climbing and 4500 meters of descending on partly severe trails are waiting for the riders who compete in this event that finishes on the sand beach in the middle of Nizza in France. A tough task even for someone like Nino Schurter. Never before he entered a competition that takes 6 hours plus. The race is part of the “Mega Avalanche” series and has a high status in freeride racing. Even Olympic champion Julien Absalon was at the start line. Unlike the past world cup races it was Nino that crossed the line before him winning the Transvesubienne after three flat tires in 6 hours and 12 minutes. At the end it was a tough call. Loosing some air in his tire, second rider Francoise Bailly closed the gap down to a minute. Julien Absalon finished 48 minutes later in 8th place. Nino’s big help winning this trophy is the Scott Genius. The super light bike with its 150mm of travel was the key to s uccess. 3 Scott Genius bikes in the top 4 is proof enough! Even this is a huge victory for Nino he is not going to change disciplines. “Marathon racing is way to tough” he was saying.

1st Nino Shurter, Scott SwissPower MTB Racing (Genius)
2nd François Bailly, Maître Team Scott Valloire Galibier (Genius 30)
3rd Vincent Julliot
4thNicolas Filippi (Génius 10)

Along with alp crossing especially for such kind of marathon classicsthe Genius is made for. Because ofthe exclusive and patented Scott Traction Control System the rider is able to adjust the travel options where and when ever he would like to! "In most of the steep up-hill sections I was riding the Lock Out or Traction Control(110mm) mode, the Genius turned into a rigid racingbike almost as my Scale or Spark is", Nino says. In all rough, fast and technical downhill sections Nino switchedto Full Mode (150mm)function, maximum of travel was guaranteed. Because of the Genius allround characteristic and the Traction Control System Nino as a XC racer with excellent downhill skills feels comfortable and goes fast with!
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