Mention mountain biking in Slovakia and chances are you'll hear the name Filip Polc. Filip has achieved legendary status in his sport, having started competing on bikes at just four years old.
After two years Filip moved into BMX and, by 1990, he took part in the European Championship in Switzerland, where he reached the semi-finals. In that same year, he took part in the World Championships in France, making it through to the quarter finals. In 1991, the Slovakian earned acclaim in his discipline when he became champion of Czechoslovakia and Slovakia.
By 1994 Filip had begun to divide his efforts between BMX and Cross-Country MTB, before making the switch to full-time mountain biking in 1996. Filip has also developed a taste for extreme urban downhill riding, competing in the likes of Red Bull Valparaíso Cerro Abajo, the Bratislav City Downhill, and taking the win at Descida das Escadas de Santos in Brazil in 2013.