26.06.1984 in Winterthur (CH)
Ultracycling Marathon World Champion 2007 and 2014
1st place in the Race Around Austria 2012 and 2013
1st place Tortour Switzerland 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017
1st place in the RAAM 2016
Can you briefly tell us how you got into cycling:
Sport was always an important part of my life. After many years of playing tennis and floorball, I decided to concentrate on endurance sports. A peer at work signed me up to 24 hour cycling races - I was convinced it would be my first and last. It had quite the opposite effect however. It made me realise that I had still not reached my limits. After several 24-hour races, I was looking for a new challenge that was no longer on a circuit. That's how I came to compete in the Glocknerman, Tortour and the Race Around Austria.
What are your goals? In sport and in life?
I haven't yet decided what comes next, but have plenty of ideas and options. Staying healthy is essential – the joy of sports and my fast paced job would be possible otherwise.
Where do you like to cycle most?
The Töss Valley and Toggenburg (in the area where I live).
What do you like to do when you're not on your bike?
I like to spend time with my wife and friends. I also work full-time as a technician at HF Hochbau and really enjoy it.
What does owayo mean to you?
owayo gives me the chance to find shorts that fit me perfectly and to keep any saddle discomfort to a minimum for as long as possible. I am proud to be able to represent owayo and hope that I can help to make other athletes aware of their great products.
What is/are your favorite product(s) from owayo and why?
The cycling shorts with the endurance pad. They fit like a second skin and the pad is perfect for the long rides I participate in.