Yannick Granieri

The 'Stocky Slopestyler' from Lyon

Yannick Granieri performs a tailwhip during the finals of the Red Bull Joyride event in Whistler, Canada on August 16th, 2015.
© Scott Serfas/Red Bull Content Pool

Hi, my name is Yannick Granieri. My discipline is MTB freeride. I was born on 22 December 1986 in Lyon, France. My special talent is creativity. My philosophy of life is live to ride, ride for life.


Yannick Granieri is a lover of life and a pursuer of dreams. The young mountain bike professional from Lyon, France has been surrounded by bikes since birth, as his grandfather, Joseph Follis, was the renowned bike manufacturer of the Follis brand. However, as a child, Yannick was more focussed on gymnastics, and left biking to his older brothers. But with such strong family ties linking him back to bikes, it didn’t take long for his heritage to catch up with him. 

Now, with his lively but aggressive style, Granieri is a textbook biker with one distinct advantage: his past gymnastic experience. Not only does he execute his tricks with refined grace and finesse, but he has impeccable spatial awareness to boot!

In his career so far, the Frenchman has managed to secure an abundance of wins and titles at competitions around the globe. In the last few years alone, Granieri has taken a third place at the White-Style contest in 2010, first place at the best trick contest at the Claymore Challenge in 2012 and a further first place at the 2012 Nine-Knights contest for ‘Best Trick’.

After being out of commission for a whole six months following ACL and knee injuries sustained in late 2012, Yannick came back in 2013 stronger than ever, and picked up a win at Crankworx Les 2 Alpes and a second place at Crankworx Whistler. Having taken a podium in both the 2013 and 2014 Bearclaw Invitationals, Yannick is looking to the future with much enthusiasm.

With his skill as a rider constantly improving, each year he continues to pull something pretty remarkable out of the bag, each time bigger, better and badder than the last.

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Career Highlights

  1. 2014
    1. 3rd Place: Bearclaw Invitational

      Granieri also came 3rd in the 2013 Bearclaw Invitational

      Mount Washington, Canada

  2. 2013
    1. 2nd Place: Crankworx Whistler - Teva Best Trick Showdown

      Whistler, BC, Canada

    2. 1st Place: Crankworx Les 2 Alpes - Teva Best Trick Showdown

      Les Deux Alpes, France

  3. 2012
    1. 6th Place: FMB World Tour

    2. 1st Place: Suzuki Nine Knights - Best Trick

      Neukirchen, Austria

    3. 1st Place: Claymore Challenge - Teva Best Trick

      New Hampshire, USA

  4. 2011
    1. 2nd Place: FISE

      Montpellier, France

    2. 3rd Place: Rocket Air Slopestyle

      Thun, Switzerland