In the beginnings of Finja Lipp
It wasn’t long after she learned to walk that she was already sitting on a bicycle: at the tender age of two. From the very start, the little push-cars and ride-along toys were always too slow and boring for her. So she tried skateboards, scooters, unicycles, inline skates and everything the neighbour’s boys were playing with. Sports are a huge part of Finja’s life. Beyond mountain biking she also loves going skiing, swimming, riding horses, bouldering and jogging.
The whole family was enthusiastic about cycling all along. At seven years of age, Finja joined the local mountain biking club. Her idol at the time was Sabine Spitz, a member of the club and a famous cyclist. Finja participated in her first race in Switzerland when she was eight years old with a 24” bike from GHOST – she had signed up secretly for the event. She was hooked from day one and won the entire race series in Switzerland that year.
From the shy girl to the World Cup
In the early days she had no interest in being in the spotlight. After her first victory she said, “No, not up in front there, everyone will see me”, but she doesn’t find the awards ceremonies too bad anymore ;-)