“I can’t even remember my first day riding, it’s just something I’ve always done. I grew up in Sant Pere de Vilamajor, a little village next to Barcelona, Spain, where I rode bikes around town with my friends every day. It all started from there; we’d build jumps, go to the forest and ride trails. I started with cross-country and then switched to BMX racing when I was 10 because I enjoyed jumping more.
“I was too young… but I entered and raced.”
“I was already doing tricks back then, we’d go to the skatepark and ride bowls and all the trails in the area. Then I switched from BMX to downhill racing and jumping, and as soon as we got into downhill, we would freeride all the time – it was the thing. Even on the downhill races we would do jumps, tricks and stuff.
“When I was 15 I wanted to race the World Cup but I was too young, you have to be 16 – but they didn’t really have it figured out, so I entered and raced. The next round was in Schladming in Austria, but when I got there I wasn’t allowed to race, so I signed in for the four-cross instead and flipped the last jump, they gave me a shaver as a prize – I couldn’t even use the thing!
“From there I went to Austrian King of Dirt with my brother Lluís for a dirt jump event. We met up with the Norwegian crew – and then we were asked to be a part of New World Disorder, the most classic of freeride movies. It’s not the oldest, but maybe the most famous freeride movie series of all time, it’s what we grew up watching and it’s why I got into freeride mountain biking. I remember watching it, saying, ‘This is what I want to do, it’s so sick,’ so when we were asked to be a part of it we were super stoked.