The 2015 XC season finished with Schurter winning the Worldcup and the World Championships in front of eternal rival Julien Absalon, and that’s how 2016 begins too: the Swiss versus the French, today at Monte Tamaro, Switzerland, during the first stop of the Swiss Bike Cup 2016.
Before getting into the men’s race report, note how strong Jolanda Neff is right now: she crossed the finish line nearly 4 minutes ahead of the second. Full results here.
You could feel the tension in the air. So many top 20 UCI riders, waiting to see how good their winter training was compared to the competitors.
Another video of two key spots of the track. Notice the speed Schurter drops in!