The final World Cup XCO race was in Val d’Isère this past weekend. Nino Schurter set a hard pace from the start and nobody was able to follow.
After the first lap Absalon, Kulhavy and Stander were already beaten, only Marco Aurelio Fontana and Florian Vogel were close behind. It was a great moment to watch two SCOTT riders race in the top three positions. Unfortunately Florian was fading towards the end due to cramps in his legs, but he still managed to finish 6th.
Italian champion Fontana was the strongest contender for Nino and the two fought most of the race for the leading position. However, in the last lap Nino secured his victory with a strong attack uphill and left Fontana far behind.