World champion Courtney signs with Scott-SRAM, focuses on Tokyo Olympics

World Champion Kate Courtney signs with Scott-SRAM for 2019 and 2020

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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