www.twinsmtbracing.com


Date of birth:
1987.07.09
Hometown:
Flims,
Sponsors:
Ibis Cycles, Bikester, Zimtstern, Flims, IXS, X-Fusion, WTB, Camelback, Smith Optics, Lizardskins, Joystick,
Hobbies:
Skiing, Snowboarding, Baking+ Cooking
Favourite athletes:
Rachel Atherton

BIO

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After our first winter season in Laax we wanted to have more of that mountain life and needed a summer hobby. As our family was always into bikes we decided to give it a go too. Immediately we were hooked on bikes and also tried our first races. We were pretty brave at that time and sent it big although probably we should not have, some injuries followed.

When we did our first endure races, we knew that this was the format we were looking for and focused on that. Success came along pretty fast and when the Enduro World Series got formed in 2013 we knew we wanted to race on the world’s stage. Since then we have not missed one round.


CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2014: Anita: 6th Enduro World Series Overall
  • 2014: Anita: 1st Trailfox, Flims
  • 2014: Anita: 2nd European Enduro Series, Flims
  • 2014: Caro: 11th Enduro World Series Overall
  • 2014: Caro: 2nd Trailfox, Flims
  • 2014: Caro: 3rd Superenduro Pro Madesimo
  • 2015: Anita: 1st Coronet Enduro Queenstown
  • 2015: Anita: 2nd Specialized-Sram Enduro Series Riva del Garda
  • 2015: Anita: 2nd Coppa Italia Sestri Levante
  • 2015: Caro: 2nd Coronet Enduro Queenstown
  • 2015: Caro: 5th Specialized-Sram Enduro Series Riva del Garda

INTERVIEW 2015.05.19

What are you looking for to accomplish?

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Become a greater athlete and come closer to the top spots in international Enduro racing. 

What would be your greatest achievement?

We managed several twin-double wins at various races. It’s great to stand on top of the box besides your twin sister. Anita scored a 6th place overall at the Enduro World Series 2014. 

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What kind of difficulties does your sport’s performance involve?

The two of us are not really great bike mechanics, but having a perfectly set up bike is very important. Luckily we have great friends to help us out and now we even have a mechanic of our Team (IBIS Cycles Enduro Team). That helps a lot. 

What makes you feel satisfied when performing your sport?

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The feeling when you rail a fresh berm with your bike or explore a new spot is amazing. Enduro racing became harder in the last years, it is great to see how we could push our limits and grow with the sport. 

Where do you practice your techniques when being alone?

That’s the cool thing with mountain biking you can work on your skills everywhere. 

What do you do during your training which is key to your success?

Having fun in training is the key to success for us. Of course training is not always about fun, sometimes it really hurts but when you know exactly what you are doing it is not such a big sacrifice. .

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What are you most nervous about when competing?

We try to stay focused and not get too nervous about the races, but sometimes it is really hard. You ask yourself silly questions like: did I train enough? Is my tire choice the right one? 

Who would you say is your biggest fan and why?

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Our parents. For them results are not important but to see us happy and healthy is all what counts. They are very proud that we are working hard to reach our goals and sometimes they can’t believe how far we already could travel with our bikes. 

What is the best piece of advice you have been ever given?

Work hard for your dreams and make it happen!

What are your future plans?

Definitely a few more years on the Enduro World Series.  While we travel the world we always look for great coffeeshops and restaurants and note ideas.

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We both like to host people and cook great food, so opening a coffeeshop definitely would be an option for the future. 

What are your tips for those who begin now?

Start off easy and take it step by step. Build up confidence and skills before you hit the big stuff. 

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