Photo: NBCOlympics.com

Photo: NBCOlympics.com

Nino Schurter of Switzerland and Jenny Rissveds of Sweden, both sponsored by Scott Sports and riding the new ultra-lightweight Spark, both took gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics XC mountain bike race.

In the men’s race, Jaroslav Kulhavy took silver after a hard-fought battle with Schurter, and Carlos Coloma Nicolas took bronze after a hard-fought battle with 4th place Maxime Marotte.

In the women’s race, Maja Wloszczowska of Poland took silver, Catharine Pendrel of Canada took bronze, and Emily Batty of Canada took 4th, just two seconds behind Pendrel.

Photo via Google's Olympics Results.

Photo via Google’s Olympics Results.

Jenny Rissveds in action. Photo via Google's Olympics results.

Jenny Rissveds in action. Photo via Google’s Olympics results.

Peter Sagan, the current road cycling world champion, suffered a flat tire and took 35th place.

Catch the men’s race recap video here, and the women’s here.

# Comments

  • Jeff Barber

    Excellent result for Scott and the new Spark! It’s interesting to note that both Nino and Jenny were running DT Swiss forks on their bikes. Apparently this is the first Olympics since 2000 that the RockShox SID didn’t take the gold.

    Before the event, the big story was Peter Sagan sitting out of the road cycling race because he thought he had a better chance at a medal in MTB. Apparently his flat tire was due to a crash on a technical section of the course which doesn’t look good for the roadie. 🙂

  • DanK_NoCo

    Apparently Sagan had multiple punctures. For a little while I had sympathy for his fate, but then I wondered why he was running tubes? Simply dumb, IMHO.

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