Schurter, Courtney and SRAM renew Contracts Until 2024
9-time World Champion Nino Schurter and Kate Courtney extend their contracts until 2024 with SCOTT-SRAM MTB Racing, as do SRAM and RockShox.
The world’s fastest MTB XC team, SCOTT-SRAM MTB Racing is paving the way for their future success after renewing contracts with key partners and athletes. Ahead of time, both 9 x World Champion Nino Schurter and Kate Courtney have extended their contracts until 2024. Furthermore, the team, which is still under contract with all its sponsors until the end of 2022, has also extended contracts with SRAM and RockShox until 2024.
“We can’t ask for more than working with the very best athletes and the leading brands in the industry. Being directly involved in the latest product developments gives us the advantage of always having the fastest equipment out there. Both SCOTT and SRAM have supported my Swisspower development team since the very beginning in 2002. It’s great to continue working with the same people. Never change a winning team!” says SCOTT-SRAM Team Director Thomas Frischknecht.
The living legend of the sport, Nino Schurter, had a contract until the end of 2022 and has now renewed until 2024. At the age of 35, the winner of three Olympic medals, an incredible 9 World Championships, 7 World Cup Champion titles, and 32 World Cup races commits to two more years racing at the highest level. “I‘m heading into my 20th season with SCOTTSRAM. With this team, I’ve been able to celebrate so many victories and create unforgettable memories. Surrounded by friends as teammates and the best staff, it’s only logical that I don’t want to change anything in this winning formula,” Nino says.
Kate Courtney, who has been part of the SCOTT-SRAM MTB Racing team since 2019 states, “I am excited to announce that I will be continuing with the dream team through 2024! While mountain biking may appear to be an individual sport, it absolutely takes a team to perform consistently at the top level. I am grateful for their unwavering belief in me as an athlete and support in becoming the best I can be. Looking forward to accomplishing big things together in the coming years!”
Both SCOTT and SRAM have supported the team since it was founded by Thomas Frischknecht in 2002, as Swisspower Development Team. In the last 20 years, the team has gone from strength to strength, to earn the accolade of the fastest MTB XC Team in the world. “The SCOTT-SRAM partnership today is one of our most valued. With legends like Frischi, Nino, and Kate leading the efforts, we couldn’t be prouder of all that they accomplish year after year,” comments David Zimberoff, VP Marketing at SRAM. “The SCOTT-SRAM team has been part of the SCOTT family for more than 20 years. Today, we’re incredibly proud to have the industry’s best partners on our side and look forward to continuing this path of success together,” adds Reto Aeschbacher, CMO & Brand Manager at SCOTT Sports.