Jaroslav Kulhavy Tops London Mountain Bike Podium; Nino Schurter, Marco Aurelio Fontana Take Second, Third
The Czech Republic’s Jaroslav Kulhavy was far from the favorite in the men’s mountain bike competition this year in London. The world champion had yet to collect a world cup win during the season. He entered the race in England quiet and poised to surprise the world-class field. He did just that, sprinting to the victory during the final 200 meters, beating out Switzerland’s Nino Schurter for the top prize, by just one second. Almost as remarkable was the third place ride by Italy’s Marco Aurelio Fontana. Fontana lost his seat and seat post during the final lap of the course and finished just 25 seconds behind the second place finisher, with nothing to sit on.
Oakley’s Nino Schurter won last weekend at the UCI Cross-Country World Cup In Yorkshire Dalby Forest, GBR in a close sprint finish. Oakley’s Julien Absalon came in less than a wheel length behind Schurter and placed second. Oakley’s Burry Stander of South Africa rounded out the podium in third. In the elite women’s, Oakley’s Willow Koerber and Katerina Nash powered to second and third, respectively.
Oakley’s World Champion Nino Schurter starts his 2010 campaign in style by winning the SRAM XX Maremma Cup in Massa Marittima, Tuscany. Oakley’s Florian Vogel takes 5th.