Valentin is from Schladming. Still any questions how he got into Downhill racing? If yes, living in Schladming means having one of the world’s most famous World Cup tracks in your hometown.
Watching the races made Valentin want to do that too and in 2009 he started riding on a hard tail bike. One year later, not only the first race but also the first win was in the books and as it took him only one weekend to achieve both, he showed the world he’s got talent.
Top 5 results in the European Cup and a vice national champ title show he can be successful, but he says suffering from defeats is always a good way to become a better rider.