On the road again.

On the road again (click to enlarge).​

Being on a professional mountain bike team means lots of traveling before and during the race season. Nino Schurter and the SCOTT-Odlo MTB Racing squad spent time in South Africa and California preparing for the upcoming World Cup season, which starts this coming weekend in Nove Mesto, Czech Republic.

South Africa is where the team heads every year to start their season. Unlike recent years, Schurter kicked-off the pre-Olympic campaign at the Bonelli US CUP and the Sea Otter Classic in California.

On the podium.

On the podium (click to enlarge).​

"At Sea Otter, my teammate Jenny Rissveds and I competed in four races, and it resulted in four podiums," said Schurter. "It was a very cool experience to race in California and definitely felt good to bike where mountain biking was born."

Chapter 2 of Schurter's Hunt For Glory video series is thusly dubbed, "On the Go." It provides an inside view of team life and all the preparation professional racing requires.

"Everything we do in 2015 has just one goal," explained Schurter. "To be the most fit possible for the Olympic Race in Rio in 2016."

Here's the latest video. And be sure to watch Hunt for Glory Chapter 1, "Work Hard Play Hard" here.