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Nino Schurter

Mountain Bike

Nino Schurter is a Swiss cyclist and member of the Swiss team at the 2008 Summer Olympics where he earned bronze in men’s cross-country. Schurter also went on to secure the silver medal in the 2012 London Olympic Games. Additionally, Nino has won multiple World Championships along with World Cup Overall victories as well. Nino started his career as a pro mountain bike rider purely by accident. He grew up, the youngest of three children, in a small village in the Swiss mountains. As a way to train for skiing in the summer, Nino started to mountain bike. At 7 years old, Nino along with his brother Mario started to race. His father was also interested in the sport and th...

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