Nino Schurter: The Undisputed MTB Goat

April 2, 2024

In episode 100, I caught up with the greatest Men’s mountain biker of all time, Nino Schurter. Nino is a 10 (!!) time World Champion in the cross-country discipline and an Olympic gold medalist. At 37 years old, Nino is still a force in the sport, and the likes of Tom Pidcock and Mathieu van der Poel are trying to dethrone him in the MTB world. 

In this milestone episode, I chat with Nino about how he stays motivated throughout his career to remain at the top for so long. We discuss his new competitors in Van der Poel and Pidcock and what Nino is doing to lift his game further. Nino details his off-season activities, which, surprisingly, include foiling and what he does to relax during his downtime. We speak about Red Bull’s contribution to the coverage of MTB with drones and fixed cameras leading the way. Amongst many other topics, Nino and I discuss the different types of cross-country circuits and features and what the top-level riders need, to reach the podium or become a World Champion.

This is episode 100 of Legends. I must extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone who has listened to our TPR episodes over the last 2.5 years and, of course, our major sponsor, Zwift. We are only just getting started, see you for 101 next Wednesday. Jethro.

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