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Kate Courtney officially signs with Scott-SRAM through 2020 Olympics

Lars Forster also added to roster along with American world champion

Kate Courtney Scott-SRAM

American cross country world champion Kate Courtney has officially announced she will race for the Scott-SRAM team in 2019.

Rumours have been circulating that the young XC star would be moving houses. After five years at Specialized, Courtney confirmed she would be leaving the big red “S” behind earlier this week.

Today, Courntey released a video confirming she would be racing in the colours of Scott-SRAM for 2019. Her two year contract with the power-house World Cup team means she will be racing on Scott bikes throughout the 2020 Olympic year.

With the addition of Kate Courtney, Scott-SRAM now boats both current XCO world champions on their roster. Men’s world champion, and reigning Olympic champion Nino Schurter has been with the team for years now. In 2016, Scott-SRAM riders won both men’s and women’s XCO gold medals in Rio, with Swedish racer Jenny Rissveds winning the women’s race.

Courtney isn’t Scott-SRAM’s only new signing for 2019, either. The team also added current European Champion Lars Forster of Switzerland to its roster.

To make room for the new additions, Matthias Stirnemann and Dutch rider Michiel van der Heijden will leave the team. Andri Frischknecht, the 24-year-old son of Team Director Thomas Frischknecht, remains on the team going forward.

The full 2019 Scott-SRAM roster is now:

Nino Schurter (2018 world champion, 2018 World Cup overall, 2016 Olympic champion)

Kate Courtney (2018 world champion)

Lars Forster (2018 European champion)

Andri Frischknecht

Team Director: Thomas Frischknecht