- At the mountain bike season finals in Mont Sainte Anne, Canada, Nino Schurter finished fifth in the short track race.
- From the Swiss point of view, this is a disappointment for women. Alessandra Keller came in 14th place and lost her title defense.
At the start of the final session of the season-closing short track mountain bike race in Mont-Sainte-Anne, it appeared the Swiss still had a say in the decision. Nino Schurter and Lars Forster competed for podium positions in the leading group. But in the end, they lost the chance to get the top rank. Schurter was fifth, and Forester even dropped to 15th. Between them, Matthias Flückiger took tenth place.
Victor Koretzky from France won for the third time in a row, ahead of his compatriot Jordan Saro and Christopher Blevins (USA). German Luca Schwarzbauer (seventh place) won the short track classification.
You can follow the cross country races on Sunday as follows:
- Women: at 6:55 pm on live broadcast and on SRF Channel 2
- Men: 9:25pm on broadcast and on SRF info
In the women’s race, the initial decision came two laps before the end. The trio of Laura Steiger (Austria), Luana Lecomte (France) and Rebecca Henderson (Australia) dropped out, but the competition was unable to keep up the pace. In the end it was Stigger who confidently took her third short track win of the season. Lecomte and Henderson followed. The overall win in the short track category went to Puck Pieterse, who also previously won the cross country classification.
From a Swiss point of view, it was disappointing. Alessandra Keller, who still has a mathematical chance of defending her short track title, remained unscathed in the race. The 27-year-old had to settle for 14th place. The best Swiss woman was Sina Frey in ninth place, followed by Olympic champion Jolanda Neff in 12th place.
SRF 2, Sport Live, October 6, 2023, 10:25pm; Game
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