Nino Schurter seals World Cup with second place

Kulhavy claims final cross country round in Windham

The 2010 UCI Cross-country Mountain Bike World Cup concluded on Saturday in Windham, New York, and a new champion was crowned: Nino Schurter (Scott-Swisspower). Schurter had to settle for second place in the final race behind first time World Cup winner Jaroslav Kulhavy (Rubena-Birell-Specialized), who became the first Czech rider to win a World Cup cross-country event.

"I was more conservative in the beginning, to preserve my third place [in the overall standings] from [Jose] Hermida," explained Kulhavy. "But we dropped him, and I could see that I was riding the technical sections better than the others, so I was able to move up there.

“I tried to get by Nino before the downhill, but he beat me there, so I just had to wait for the right moment,” he added. “This is an incredible win, the highest of my career, and it is very good timing, just before the world championships."

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