Finno

Finn Iles

It’s an awesome feeling to be able to do what you love

Finn Isles catches air as he races his mountain bike downhill in Squamish, Canada on March 4, 2016.
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Hi, my name is Finn Iles. My discipline is mountain bike downhill. My friends call me Finno. I was born on 15 August 1999 in Banff, Alberta, Canada. My special talent is skiing. My philosophy of life is "if you dream it, you can do it". The most important person in my life is my family, friends and team-mates. My favourite food is sushi. My favourite music is hip-hop and rap.

Bio

Finn Iles grew up in the Canadian town of Banff, Alberta, but moved to Whistler when he was 10. His parents love to ski and bike (his father is a ski patroller), and Finn and his older brother, Jack, spent every day each summer riding in the Whistler Bike Park, mastering their handling skills and honing their downhill riding.

At 14, Finn wasn’t old enough to compete at the Whip Off World Championships, held at Whistler’s Crankworx, but he lobbied the organisers and eventually convinced them to let him compete. He ended up winning the event, a result which catapulted him on to the international stage.

The Canadian has registered some promising results on the junior World Cup downhill circuit. In 2013, he claimed the overall BC Cup Championship title in the under-17 category, and he’s started competing in the growing sport of Enduro. In 2015, Finn appeared in Anthill Films’ mega-hit mountain bike movie, UnReal, in a segment shot in a fake dirt blizzard on his home turf in Whistler. “When I’m on my bike, I don’t really think about anything else but riding,” says Finn. “You’re just in the moment. It’s an awesome feeling to be able to do what you love.”

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Career Highlights

  1. 2016
    1. 1st Place: UCI Mountainbike World Champs – Downhill Junior

      Val di Sole, Italy

  2. 2016
    1. 2nd Place: UCI Mountainbike World Cup – Downhill Junior

      Vallnord, Andorra

    2. 2nd Place: UCI Mountainbike World Cup – Downhill Junior

      Mont-Sainte-Anne, Canada

    3. 1st Place: UCI Mountainbike World Cup – Downhill Junior

      Lenzerheide, Switzerland

    4. 1st Place: Crankworx Les Gets Downhill Juniors

      Les Gets, France

    5. 2nd Place: UCI Junior Mountainbike World Cup – Downhill

      Leogang, Austria

    6. 1st Place: UCI Junior Mountainbike World Cup – Downhill

      Fort William, Scotland

    7. 2nd Place: British Downhill Series – Spank Junior Men

      Fort William, UK