Nino Schurter

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Nino Schurter Road cycling
At the 2011 World Championships in Champéry
At the 2011 World Championships in Champéry
To person
Date of birth 13th May 1986 (age 34)
nation SwitzerlandSwitzerland Switzerland
discipline Mountain bike
To the team
Current team Scott-SRAM MTB Racing Team
function driver
Team (s)
to 04/2014
from 04/2014
since 2017
Swisspower MTB Team
Scott-Swisspower MTB Racing
Scott-Swisspower MTB Racing Team
Scott-Odlo MTB Racing Team
Orica GreenEdge
Scott-Odlo MTB Racing Team
Scott-SRAM MTB Team
Most important successes
Olympic games
goldOlympic champion in mountain bike 2016
silverOlympic runner-up in mountain bike 2012
bronzeOlympic knight in mountain bike 2008
World cup
Union-Cycliste-Internationale-Logo.svg Mountain bike world cup 2010 , 2012 , 2013 , 2015 , 2017, 2018, 2019
World championships
Jersey rainbow.svg World Champion Cross Country 2009 , 2012 , 2013 , 2015 , 2016 , 2017 , 2018 , 2019
Jersey rainbow.svg World Champion Cross Country Relay 2017 , 2018, 2019
European championships
European Champion's jersey European Champion Cross Country Relay 2003, 2007
European Games
goldEuropean game winner - Cross Country 2015
Swiss Championships
Jersey of the Swiss championSwiss Champion - Cross Country 2010 , 2012-2017
Round trips
Yellow jersey Cape Epic 2017, 2019
Last updated: August 13, 2019

Nino Schurter (born May 13, 1986 in Tersnaus ) is a Swiss mountain biker . He is Olympic champion (2016), eight-time world champion and seven-time winner of the UCI overall world cup in cross country .


Nino Schurter won the Swiss mountain biking championship in all junior categories: in 2002 with the Cadets, 2004 with the Juniors, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 with the Espoirs (U23). He won the silver medal at the World Championships in 2003 and the junior title in 2004. The Swiss Sports Aid Foundation honored Schurter as the young athlete of the year 2004. A year later, after being tied back while in the lead due to a defect, he was third in the U23 category at the 2005 Mountain Bike World Championships in Livigno .

After another victory at the Swiss championships, as well as the European championship title and the overall world cup in the U23 category, Schurter won the 2006 Espoirs world championship title . In 2007 he again won the Swiss and European championship titles. At the 2007 World Championships in Fort William , he was unable to defend the title and was second behind the Dane Jakob Fuglsang . With the renewed European title in 2008 in St. Wendel , he won this title in the U23 category three times in a row.

In June 2008, after five World Cup races, he was second twice (Houffalize and Fort William). In June 2008 he won the world title in the U23 category for the second time after 2006. At the Summer Games in Beijing , Nino Schurter won his first Olympic medal with bronze.

Schurter achieved one of his greatest successes in 2009 when, at the age of 23, he became the youngest rider in the history of mountain biking to become world champion in the elite category .

2010 Schurter was first in the elite category Swiss champion in cross country . In April 2010 he won his first World Cup race in the elite category with the opening race in Dalby Forest, which was also the first time he took the lead in the overall World Cup, which he won for the first time this year. He was also able to win the Racer Bikes Cup that year .

In 2011 he finished second at the Swiss Cross Country Championships. On the occasion of the 2011 World Championships in Champéry in Valais, Schurter won the silver medal behind the Czech Jaroslav Kulhavý . Two weeks after the World Championships, he was nominated by Swiss Olympic as the first Swiss for the 2012 Olympic Games in London and also won the silver medal in cross country behind Kulhavy. From 2012 to 2016 Schurter won the Swiss championship five times in a row . In 2013 Schurter became Cross Country World Champion for the third time in Pietermaritzburg , South Africa .

Together with Nicola Spirig (triathlon), Jolanda Neff (mountain bike) and Giulia Steingruber (artistic gymnastics), he took part in the 2015 European Games in Baku in June and was able to win in cross country.

In 2015, Nino Schurter also won both the world championship title and the overall World Cup victory for the fourth time.

On August 21, 2016, Nino Schurter won the 100th gold medal at the Summer Olympics for Switzerland by winning the mountain bike race.

Nino Schurter won in 2017 with Matthias Stirnemann the mountain - stage race Cape Epic . In the same year, he was the first driver to win all six World Cup races in cross-country ( perfect season ) and thus secured the overall World Cup victory for the fifth time. In the same year he also won the individual world title, the sixth overall, and for the first time in the relay. So he remained undefeated the whole season after he had renounced participation in the European Championships. In December 2018 he was named Swiss athlete of the year alongside triathlete Daniela Ryf .

Nino Schurter crowned 2018 with his seventh World Cup title in front of a home crowd in Lenzerheide.

In 2019 he was able to celebrate his second Cape Epic victory at the side of Lars Forster at the start of the new season, in the World Cup it lasted until the third World Cup run where he could achieve his first win of the season. Now he has a total of 32 World Cup victories and is only 1 away from the record.


Sporting successes


Nino Schurter (front) at the 2016 Olympic Summer Games
  • 2006–2008: Swisspower MTB Team
  • 2009–2011: Scott-Swisspower MTB Racing
  • 2012–2013: Scott-Swisspower MTB Racing Team
  • 2014: Scott-Odlo MTB Racing Team (until April 17th)
  • 2014: Orica GreenEdge (from 18.4.)
  • 2015–2016: Scott-Odlo MTB Racing Team
  • since 2017: Scott-SRAM MTB Racing Team


Web links

Commons : Nino Schurter  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Nino Schurter in the Munzinger archive ( beginning of article freely accessible). Retrieved December 11, 2018.
  2. Nino Schurter is the 2013 XCO World Champion ,, September 2, 2013
  3. Spirig, Schurter, Neff and Steingruber take part in the European Games 2015 in Baku ( Memento of the original from June 14, 2015 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link has been inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. ,, April 29, 2015 @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  4. Sports Awards: Nino Schurter and Daniela Ryf win the awards (December 9, 2018)
  5. Nino Schurter wins Swiss Cycling Award 2012 , on November 28, 2012
  6. Schurter and Süss Swiss cyclist of the year. SRF, December 10, 2013, accessed on December 11, 2013 .
  7. Gold and Gloria on the gala evening. In: Swiss Cycling. November 9, 2018, accessed November 14, 2018 .
  8. Sports Awards: Nino Schurter and Daniela Ryf win the awards (December 9, 2018)
  9. Swiss Bike Cup Rivera: New season, old picture - Schurter defeats Absalon ,, April 3, 2016