World champion Courtney signs with Scott-SRAM, focuses on Tokyo Olympics
Kate Courtney is taking her sports career into her own hands. The newly crowned mountain bike world champion made the surprise decision to leave her long-time sponsor Specialized and branch out into a new and potentially game-changing environment at Scott-SRAM. She signed a two-year deal with the Swiss-based programme that will see her racing under the guidance of Thomas Frischknecht, and alongside seven-time world champion Nino Schurter, as she aims to qualify for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. "It was a multi-factorial decision, and a lot went into the decision, for me, personally," Courtney told Cyclingnews in an interview over the phone on Sunday. "At this time, the Scott programme is a good fit for me, and I'm excited about the opportunity to work with Thomas Frischknecht and the legendary Nino. I think they have a lot of experience that will be valuable to me in my Olympic pursuits ...
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