The XC racing at Lenzerheide supplied loads of drama and that was earlier than a closing lap crash took out each Nino Schurter and Mathias Flückiger.
Presently, it’s unknown what precisely occurred within the woods between the 2 riders however from post-race interviews it seems Mathias Flückiger made the transfer in opposition to Nino Schurter that took the pair out after they held the primary and two spots within the race.
Following the race SRF talked to each riders about what occurred with Nino showing to be fairly indignant concerning the incident and even suggesting Mathias was upset about some sketchy overtakes between the pair final 12 months.
Mathias Flückiger advised SRF: “I am sorry that occurred. However you must see: It is a race, man in opposition to man, everybody needs to win. After all it is a disgrace that the race ended like this.” Curiously Mathias even says that he discovered from Nino “to drive boldly and to overhaul.”
As compared Nino Schurter advised SRF: “He wished to overhaul me at a degree the place it simply wasn’t attainable and shot me down. It is simply unhappy. I’d have gained for certain.”
Nino continued: “That is a really unhealthy reply from him. One thing like that should not occur at a Swiss World Cup. I interpret that as saying that he hasn’t gotten over final 12 months’s defeat but.”
The UCI has shared on social media that Mathias added: “We crashed! There may be not far more to say. It’s racing however it’s unhappy for everyone. I’m confused truly. It’s not tremendous good to finish this race like this however it’s like it’s. I’d say that everybody wished to go for the win and it was tight. It’s racing.”
We’ll replace this story if we hear any extra details about the crash.