A thrilling race delivers a historic finish for the Swiss racer
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Nino Schurter had a historic start to his World Cup season in Brazil on Sunday. The Swiss star outduelled Maxime Marotte in a sensational sprint finish to claim his 33rd career World Cup victory. With that win, Schuter finally, after being stuck at 32 wins forthree years, matches the record set by his early-career rival Julien Absalon.
It was an emotional moment for the reigning world champion. Schurter had to pause in his post-race interview, barely able to find the words to respond when asked what the win meant to him.
“It took three years to get this 33rd World Cup victory,” Schurter finally said. “It’s even better in front of such a great crowd in Brazil and after a good battle with Marotte. I lost it again in the last meters, but I got it back. It’s a sweet victory. Canadians in Brazil
Gunnar Holmgren (Pivot Cycles-OTE) led the Canadian results in the elite men’s race. His 25th place Sunday continues the Ontario-based rider’s very strong 2022 season. After Marc-Andre Fortier (PivotCycles-OTE) posted a solid result in Friday’s XCC World Cup, the Quebec rider started off the XCO by riding in the low-20 positions. Fortier ended up in 33rd.
The Disera brothers were the next across the line. Peter led, in 37th, with his brother Quinton in 42nd, both for Norco Factory Racing. Victor Verreault (Foresco Holdings ProCo RL) in […]