René Wildhaber

The modest pro

Rene Wildhaber rides during Rene Wildhaber's Wildi's Fuechse in Klosters, Switzerland on June 28th, 2014
© Christophe Margot/Red Bull Content Pool

Hi, my name is René Wildhaber. My discipline is MTB enduro. My friends call me Wildi. I was born on 23 October 1976 in Flumserberg, Switzerland. My special talent is versatility, style and stamina. My philosophy of life is I still have a lot that I can learn. My favourite food is cheese.


René Wildhaber is one of the all-time greats of MTB enduro, but he refuses to be called a pro. When he's not winning contests all over the world, he's back in his native Switzerland working at his carpenter's bench or milking cows in his parents' shed.

Wildhaber spends his winters as a ski instructor but still occasionally finds time to break away to show the youngsters how it's done. In 2008 the six-time Megavalanche Alp d’Huez Champion left Olympic gold medallist Julien Absalon and U23 world champion Nino Schurter trailing in his wake at the Avalanche Cup on Reunion island. In the years since, Wildhaber has continued to prove he can still mix it with the best of them. Other highlights include taking the win at the Trek Bike Attack Lenzerheide in 2011 and 2012, and getting a podium finish at the third stage of the 2014 Enduro World Series in Valloire, France.

Aside from the contest scene, Wildhaber is also known for his legendary sequences in the Kranked movie collection, and continues to inspire riders around the world with his infectious style and stamina.

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Career Highlights

  1. 2016
    1. 1st Place: Bike Festival Riva

      Garda, Italy

  2. 2015
    1. 4th Place: Enduro World Championship Round 4 - Stage 3

      Samoëns, France

    2. 1st Place: UEC European Enduro Championships

      (Men Master 30+ Class)

      Kirchberg, Austria

  3. 2014
    1. 1st Place: European Enduro Series #2

      Flims, Switzerland

    2. 6th Place Overall: Enduro World Series

  4. 2013
    1. 6th Place Overall: Enduro World Series

  5. 2012
    1. 1st Place: Trek Bike Attack Lenzerheide

      Wildhaber also won in 2011

      Lenzerheide, Switzerland

  6. 2010
    1. 1st Place: Red Bull Trailfox

      Flims, Switzerland