Video: Schurter on track for Olympic mountain bike race

As he prepares for the London Olympic Games, Nino Schurter (Scott-Swisspower) has had an excellent 2012 season thus far. What would make it perfect would be a gold medal in the elite men's cross country mountain bike race on Sunday, August 12. It won't be easy, as the Swiss racer will have to beat favorite and two-time defending Olympic Champion Julien Absalon (Orbea), riding for France.

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Sue George is an editor at Cyclingnews.  She coordinates all of the site's mountain bike race coverage and assists with the road, 'cross and track coverage.