|Grow up in||Tersnaus|
|Date of birth||13.05.1986|
|Profession||Pro cyclist (multimedia design)|
|Pulse at rest||45|
|Hobbies||free ride, free ski, golf, technique|
|Strength||downhill, speed starter, mental load|
|Favorite dish||Asian Foods|
I was born and grew up in a small rumantsch-speaking village in the mountains, in the valley Lugnez (Bündner Oberland). Rumantsch is the 4th official language in Switzerland. Together with my parents and my elder sister and brother I spent a lot of time in nature. We liked very much to be active. Continuous outdoor and sportive activities evolved during our school days. So we started to take part in competitions within different sports. In this process my elder brother, my father and I got fascinated by mountain biking. More and more we developed a big enthusiasm for a playful and hands-on riding technique. Consequently my family and I mostly spent holidays and leisure time on our bikes during my youth. At the same time the Swiss racing competition Swisspower Cup was established. Within this Cup I gathered valuable experiences and celebrated important victories. In the year 2003 I became a member of the professional team of Thomas Frischknecht. As a team rider I still ride for the Swisspower MTB-Team. Together we achieved 13 world championship medals, five single world championship titles and a bronze medal at the Olympic Games 2008 in Peking and the silver at the Olympic Games in London 2012. Since 2007 I am a professional mountainbiker. It is my ambition to continue like this for many more years.