OLYMPIC MTB BIKING 

KATE COURTNEY, 23, is the first American in 20 years to win a Gold Medal in a UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, making her the favorite in the 2021 Olympic Games at Tokyo, Japan.  Nipping at her heels is Jolanda Neff, 27, the Swiss rider that finished the year just 30 points behind Courtney in the World Cup standings. Note: The 2020 Summer Olympics was postponed due to the COVID-19 crisis.

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NINO SCHURTER, 33, is a Swiss cross country cyclist who has won 7 World Cup overall titles, including a Gold Medal in the 2016 summer Olympics, making him the man to beat. Ending the year with a silver medal was Mathieu van der Poel, a.k.a. The Flying Dutchman, 25, who is looking for any opportunity to dethrone the king.  

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2021 OLYMPIC MTB BIKING ATHLETES

Rankings w/ Links to Profile Pages

WOMEN

1)  Kate COURTNEY            USA

2)  Jolanda Neff                       SWISS

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1)  Nino SCHURTER                SWISS

2)  Mathieu van der Poel           DUTCH

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HISTORY: In 1983, USA held its first national mountain bike championship.  In 1990, the first World Cup Mountain Bike Championships was held in Durango, Colorado.  Ned Overlend (USA) captured Gold in cross country for the men.  Julia Furtado (USA) captured Gold in cross country for the women.  Six years later (1996), Mountain Biking made its debut at the Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia, with a cross-country event for men and women. The program has remained unchanged.

2016 OLYMPIC MOUNTAIN BIKING

WOMEN'S FINAL

Jenny Rissved from Sweden wins Mountain Bike GOLD

2016 OLYMPIC MOUNTAIN BIKING

MEN'S FINAL

Swiss Rider Nino Schurter wins Mountain Bike GOLD

2012 OLYMPIC MOUNTAIN BIKING

WOMEN'S FINAL

France's Julie Bresset wins Mountain Bike GOLD

2012 OLYMPIC MOUNTAIN BIKING

MEN'S FINAL

Jaroslav Kulhavy (Czech Republic) wins Mountain Bike GOLD

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