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.
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.
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.
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.
That’s the cool thing with mountain biking you can work on your skills everywhere.
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. .
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?
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.
Work hard for your dreams and make it happen!
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.
We both like to host people and cook great food, so opening a coffeeshop definitely would be an option for the future.