Filip Polc is almost a bike legend in Slovakia. If you mention mountain biking to anyone in the country, they will invariably bring up the name Filip Polc.
Filip started competing on bikes at just four years old in a cyclotrial discipline, and after two years moved into BMX.
In 1990, he took part in the European Championship in Switzerland, where he reached the semi-finals. In the same year, he took part in the World Championships in France and ended up in the quarter-finals. The following year, Filip became champion of Czechoslovakia and Slovakia.
By 1994 he was dividing his efforts between BMX and Cross-Country MTB, before deciding to take full-time to mountain biking in 1996.
He was won and placed highly at more competitions than he can count since that day and continues to be a contender in downhill.Read more