We recently had an opportunity to do an interview with the one and only Nino Schurter, we wanted to get his take on racing in the UK as well as his main goals for the 2023 season!
The last world standard race in the UK was in 2010/2011 at the world cup at Dalby forest, do you enjoy racing in the UK?
For sure, I have great memories of this one. 2010 was the first of my 33 world cup victories where I beat Julien Absalon in a sprint finish. There is always a good vibe racing in the UK!
You have now won 10 world championships, are you going to go for the 11th at Glentress this year?
That’s the goal at least. If I didn’t have high ambitions anymore I would just quit racing, but I’m also aware it will be very tough to succeed on the course this year.
Tom Pidcock is the multi-discipline rider to beat at the moment, do you see him as a threat for 2023?
Absolutely, he is the main favourite for the race. But he was also a threat and the favourite last year in Les Gets.
We can’t not mention how close you are to beating the all-time world cup win record, is this a big focus for the season this year?
I am motivated to try and achieve this all-time record but this is not my ultimate goal.
What’s the number 1 tip you would give to up and coming younger riders?
Keep having fun riding and don’t take racing too seriously!
What’s your favourite type of training session on the bike?
I enjoy endurance riding after the season has ended.
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