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Gerhard Kerschbaumer stops professional activity

A few days before the Cup final in Val di Sole, and after the victory of the Italian XCO, Gerhard Kerschbaumer makes an announcement that shakes the environment: at the age of 31 he stops competing.

Gerhard Kerschbaumer Mont Sainte Anne
Credits: @michalcervenyphoto

It's time to say goodbye. I'm closing out my career as a professional mountain biker Cross Country.

I was eleven when I did my first competition, and now twenty years later, I will have my final XCO in Val di Sole. I had a successful career, but now my life priorities have changed. I'm a husband and father of two beautiful boys, which motivates me to move on and focus on family. I want to see my boys grow up and experience life with them more deeply.

I thank my team for the perfect moment (Specialized Factory, ed) in the last two years and the Italian national team that I have been a part of for many years. Thanks to all my fans, friends and especially my family. To my parents, who have always supported me since my first race, and to my wife and children. Now a new chapter in my life will begin, and I am ready for it - Gerhard Kerschbaumer

THE ANSWER OF NINO SCHURTER

PALMARES BY GERHARD KERSCHBAUMER

 Mountain Bike World Championships
BronzeSun Valley 2008XC Staff.
GoldCanberra 2009XC Jun.
GoldCanberra 2009XC Staff.
BronzeChampery 2011XC Staff.
GoldPietermaritzburg 2013XC Staff.
GoldPietermaritzburg 2013XC U23
SilverLenzerheide 2018XC Elite

ITALIAN Champion in 2009 (Juniores), 2011-2012-2013 (U23), 2017-2018-2019-2022 (Elite)



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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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