Anton Thelander is from Uppsala, in Sweden, and is one of a number of extreme Swedish riders who have been making a name for themselves on the international freeride circuit.
Anton caught the attention of the public and fellow pros in 2013 with a string of impressive results on the FMB World Tour. This came on the back of his debut year on the FMB World Tour in 2012 that saw him rank number 23 in the world, and ready to move on up.
Also in 2013 was when Anton got his first podium at a major FMB World Tour Gold event, with a third place at Red Bull Berg Line. He followed that up by becoming the first ever Red Bull Phenom champion during the X Games Munich.
The results kept rolling in for the Swede in 2013. There was a third-placed finish at yet another FMB World Tour Gold event – the Colorado Freeride Festival – and then a fourth-placed finish at Red Bull Joyride at Crankworx Whistler. An invite to the grand finale of the FMB World Tour, Red Bull Rampage, capped an incredible year for the Swede as he finished sixth overall on the tour.
Anton just keeps throwing down huge flip whips and tricks, and is climbing his way up the FMB World Tour rankings each season. And when he’s not competing or working on sick edits, Anton is keeps busy, doing what he loves – skiing, travelling, and “having fun in general”.Read more