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Nino Schurter against the UCI: "Changing the regulations like this is not good"

Nino Schurter did not digest the change of regulation the day before the world championship to allow Van der Poel, Sagan and Pidcock not to start in the rear.

Nino Schurter
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We talked about it in this article: Mathieu Van der Poel, Peter Sagan and Tom Pidcock will start from the 4th grid (and not from the 13th and last row).

Tomorrow is the World Cup. And it's great to have outstanding athletes from different disciplines at the start and I can't wait to compete against them. But me and all 40 members of the MTB athletes association are not very happy with how the UCI is treating our discipline by changing the rules on the starting position one day before the race - Nino Schurter

Nino Schurter

The question at this moment is not whether the applied rule is just, unjust or adequate – that is a topic for another day. The concern is the way and timing that the UCI has implemented and enforced this rule. And the ensuing consequences for individual riders and teams with Olympic-rated positions that could be affected. Right now it's not just about competing in the world championships, but also fighting for a place in the Olympics.

It is clear that the UCI contradicted itself in applying the rule. Hours before the start of the world championships it is not time to selectively search for rules and we express our deep disappointment and frustration with this situation caused by the UCI – Nino Schurter



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[email protected] I am a fan of everything that has 2 wheels: at a young age I practiced road and track cycling (Italian Allievi champion). At the age of 18 I passed into the cross country competing at national/international level as an Under23. Past Elite, I made the choice to take things more lightly from a training point of view, and my love for gravity disciplines was born, training me as an FCI MTB instructor and guide. Now I have made passion my profession by managing 2 MTB centers on the island of Elba (Bike Center Elba and Elba MTB), creating the FANTAmtb and telling in an ironic but professional way everything that revolves around MTB thanks to 365mountainbike and 365TV (YouTube'PULITI dentro BIKER fuori').

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