Hometown Leimiswil, Switzerland Years Competing 14
Team Trek World Racing
Honors Swiss Champion and Vice World Champion
How does FOX contribute to your success?
FOX gives me the chance to test and ride with the best forks and shocks and all of this gives me security.
What else is in your garage?
Trek Top Fuel, Trek Hardtail 9 Series, Trek Remedy 8, Cyclocross and Road Bikes Madone, 125cc Dirt Cross Bike.
What's your training regimen?
I plan and organize my training myself.
Any major injuries, and how did you recover?
I had luck. I had only one big injury with my knee but with much patience and intention I came back.
What's your typical pre-race/event meal? Guilty pleasure?
Normally I eat a small breakfast with bread, honey and tea. Later, 3 or 4 hours before the start I eat oatmeal.
How do you determine which races or events to enter each year?
The World Cups, European - and World Championships are the most important races. I try to do all these races and then I look how races are good for the season.
What motivated you to get started professionally?
I want to win and want go give everything. I like to test my borders.
What separates you from other professional athletes?
I am very serious and my brother is my own competitor. We can push through together and can benefit from each other.
What would you be doing if you weren't a professional athlete?
I don't know. I think another sport. I am a person who must be doing something all the time.
What's the best thing about being a professional athlete?
Everything. You are not "normal". You can travel a lot, see a lot, meet a lot of people and you are doing a good thing for your health.
What other sports are you interested in?
In winter I love to go snowshoeing.
Any advice to the readers dreaming to turn pro?
You must by very serious, motivated and work hard and must believe in your dreams.
What are your favorite magazines and websites?
Favorite movie quote?
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days - It's a funny movie.
Who is your hero?
Ralph Näf and Body Miller.
Are you a Mac or PC? Both
Top 3 bands Krokus, ACDC, and David Guetta
Greatest strength Wet weather
Most frustrating challenge Worlds in Rotorua NZL 2006