The Swiss company will be a supporter of Italy’s most important cross-country series for the third straight season. World Champion Nino Schurter and the SCOTT-SRAM MTB Racing Team will take part in the Capoliveri Legend XCO on Easter weekend.
SCOTT and the Internazionali d’Italia Series plan to continue their successful partnership after two mutually beneficial seasons. With two weeks left until the season opener of Italy’s most important cross-country series, scheduled for Saturday, March 19th, in San Zeno di Montagna (Verona), SCOTT and the Internazionali d’Italia Series celebrate their third year of collaboration with the most eagerly awaited news: after a two-year absence, World Champion Nino Schurter will return to compete in the Internazionali d’Italia Series.
The 10-time cross-country world champion confirmed his presence at the Capoliveri Legend XCO to be held on Elba Island on Saturday, April 8th during Easter weekend. Two years ago, in 2021, the Swiss superstar gave mountain bike fans a terrific show in the first edition of the Capoliveri Legend XCO, which was marked by a strong head-to-head battle with Brazilian racer, Henrique Avancini.
The island’s technical terrain and natural beauty will set the stage for Easter on Elba Island; the race will get another thrilling development: Schurter will race at the Capoliveri Legend XCO together with teammate, Andri Frischknecht.
"I love racing in Italy; the race on Elba is a particularly special one with a great racecourse and stunning views. After racing the Cape Epic, it’s going to be my first cross-country race in Europe," said the SCOTT-SRAM MTB Racing Team rider.
SCOTT will be present at the Internazionali d’Itali Series with the best products in its mountain bike range, including the Scott Spark, and Syncros, SCOTT’s brand of wheels and cycling components. In addition, the Italian SCOTT Racing XCO team will take part in all rounds of the Internazionali d’Italia Series.
“When it comes to mountain biking in Italy, and especially cross-country, we must mention the Internazionali d’Italia Series,” said the SCOTT Sports Italia Marketing Manager, Paolo Bianchini. “This series has a unique organizational and technical background, and it represents the perfect events for great mountain bike racing. Our partnership has been going on for years and we have reached a valuable level of collaboration that’s allowed us to promote parallel projects with the Syncros brand and the SCOTT-SRAM MTB Racing Team. We look forward to seeing the athletes in action and meeting fans at all the events."
“We are proud to share our project with a company of the caliber of SCOTT Sports,” remarked CM Outdoor Events’ Michele Mondini. “Ours is a strategic partnership that’s bringing great results to the Internazionali d'Italia Series. The presence of Team SCOTT-SRAM, managed by Thomas Frischknecht, and a legend of our sport like Nino Schurter, is definitely an added value. We are grateful to SCOTT for what it is doing in support of our series and for Italian mountain biking. We are determined to aim even higher by giving fans a great season of events."
The Internazionali d’Italia Series kicks off with round 1, Pineta Sperane XCO, on Saturday, March 18th, with the junior men’s race at 10:00 CET, followed by the women’s races at 11:45 CET and the men’s open race at 14:00. The masters and youth competitions (Rookies and Cadets) are scheduled for Sunday, March 19th.