Andreu Lacondeguy

Ride for life, live to ride – double or nothing!

Andreu Lacondeguy swaps a whip for a superman
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Hi, my name is Andreu Lacondeguy. My discipline is freeride mountain biking. I was born on 12 January 1989 in Linás del Vallés, Barcelona, Spain. My special talent is pulling tricks on a BMX, then perfecting them for a mountain bike.

Bio

Andreu Lacondeguy is constantly pushing the boundaries of mountain biking: “I can’t stay calm while riding. I always take risks so, if there are three rounds, I’ll fall in two of them and get it perfect in the last one. I always try to stretch myself to the limit.”

Andreu and his brother Lluis learned their skills and showmanship in California, where they could practise with international stars such as Cory Nastazio. “We all know each other and the atmosphere is great. What’s more, we meet at all the competitions so, if someone comes up with a good trick, you feel happy for them even if they get in ahead of you.”

Andreu was the first man to land a backflip from a snow-covered big air ramp on a mountain bike - at the time he was one of only three athletes to have landed a double backflip on a mountain bike during a competition. These days, a series of high profile wins have helped to establish him as one of mountain biking’s hottest talents.

During the 2012 season, Andreu was a frequent face on the winners' podium. A third place finish at Vienna Air King led to a dominating presence in front of a crowd of 20,000 spectators at the Red Bull Berg Line event in Winterberg, where Andreu took first place. A second place spot at freeride's ultimate showcase, Crankworx Whistler, has also rated highly amongst his achievements, as well as an X Games Slopestyle podium in Munich in 2013.

But, in 2014, Lacondeguy crowned his career by winning the infamous Red Bull Rampage event, affirming his place among the best MTB riders in the world.

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Career Highlights

  1. 2014
    1. 1st Place: Red Bull Rampage

      Virgin, Utah, USA

  2. 2013
    1. 3rd Place: X Games Munich - MTB Slopestyle

      Munich, Germany

    2. 1st Place: Farm Jam 2013 - MTB Dirt Jam

      New Zealand

  3. 2012
    1. 2nd Place: Crankworx Whistler Dual Speed and Style

      Whistler, BC, Canada

    2. 1st Place: Red Bull Berg Line 2012

      Winterberg, Germany

  4. 2011
    1. Best Trick Red Bull District Ride

      Nuremberg, Germany

    2. Best Trick Vienna Air King

      Vienna, Austria

  5. 2010
    1. 1st Place: Extreme Sports Festival

      Barcelona, Spain