Schurter selling Olympic frame for charity

New world champion supports MS Society

Top cross country rider Nino Schurter is auctioning off one of his customized Scott Scale frames to raise funds for charity. The Scott Scale is a two of a kind bike, with customized livery featuring the rider’s name and graphics featuring the rider’s homeland of Switzerland.

The two bikes, one of which will be kept by Schurter, were produced by Scott for the Swiss rider’s use at last year’s Beijing Olympic Games in China. Schurter claimed the bronze medal when he finished third to French duo Julien Absalon and Jean-Christophe Peraud at the Laoshan course.

Last weekend Schurter out-raced Absalon to claim the elite men’s Olympic Cross Country World Championship in Canberra, Australia. Schurter is the first rider to claim the elite men’s world title in his first year, having claimed the Under 23 world championship a year earlier in Italy.

At time of publishing the frame had reached 3120 Swiss Francs - approximately 2,944 USD, 1,800 GBP or 3,446 AUD. All proceeds from the auction will be donated to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Click here (goes to an external website) to view the action. The auction ends later today.

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