Andreu Lacondeguy is constantly pushing at the boundaries of MTB. Andreu and his brother Luis learned their skills and showmanship in California, where they could practice with international stars such as Cory Nastazio.
The talented Spaniard has certainly left an imprint on the sport he loves. He was the first person to land a backflip from a snow-covered big air ramp on a mountain bike and he is among a tiny group of athletes to have landed a double backflip on a mountain bike during a competition. These days, a series high profile wins and podiums have helped to establish him as one of mountain biking’s hottest talents.
Q & A
How did you start Mountain Bike riding? How old were you?
I started 10 years ago at 10 years old. I started riding in BMX races. then I switched to downhill and I started riding dirt jumps and big free ride stuff.
Scarface is my favorite movie for sure.
If you were not a professional mountain bike rider, you would be?
I would be a race car driver for sure.
What is the biggest obstacle you have faced?
Probably having to deal with injuries.
What is the best advice you've heard?
Where is your favorite place to ride?
Probably at home with my friends or at Whistler bike park with all my buddies too.
At this level, what is something unique that you do in your training to improve your riding?
To be honest, every time I ride I try to have as much fun as I can. I never practice and I don't trust training. I just ride my bike and have fun and that is when I learn most of the stuff I do.
Do you have any other special talents? Hobbies?
I am riding FMX and I am doing ok. My goal is to try and learn a lot this Winter and to make it to the X-fighters someday.
What are you working on?
I ride my moto everyday and I'm riding my BMX too. When the season is over, I always try to do different things so I stay motivated.