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Professional MTB Team

The SCOTT-SRAM MTB Racing Team (formerly SCOTT-Odlo MTB Racing and SWISSPOWER) has a long history in mountain bike racing. It all started in 2002, when Thomas Frischknecht became the face of SCOTT SWISSPOWER racing team with former national coach Andi Seeli. The team’s philosophy of developing young, talented riders — such as Kate Courtney, Florian Vogel and Nino Schurter — and bringing them into a professional structure has turned their riders into national, world, World Cup and Olympic champions.

4 olympic medals (2 gold)

16 world champion titles

8 world cup champion titles

50 world cup victories

38 national titles


If the team had a mascot, it would be

Julia, our physiotherapist. She’s not a mascot, but she’s the heart of the team.

Proudest moment of 2019

At the UCI MTB World Cup finals in Snowshoe, W. Va., when Lars Forster won the overall race, and Kate Courtney and Nino Schurter secured World Cup champion titles.

Favourite race

The UCI MTB World Cup race in Lenzerheide, Switzerland

Team Jokester

Lars Forster is always good for a surprise.

Team Leader

Nino Schurter. He’s the most experienced rider and the best in the league.

Favourite snacks/meals

Gummy bears for Kate Courtney and nuts for the rest of the team

Favourite moment in team history

Both the men’s and women’s teams winning at the games in Rio

Most humbling moment

At the 2017 Absa Cape Epic, we won everything from the final stage to the overall race. This was a team effort, and not just the riders. To celebrate such a thing as a family really bonds the group.

What do you do on rest days?

Spend time with family and friends.

What do you like to do in the off-season?

Cross-country skiing, back-country skiing and enduro riding

How many calories do you eat daily during training?

About 3500

The Team’s Favourite Device

Edge® 530

“We use Edge 530 regularly in training. The navigation is amazing.”
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