Heroes / GHOST Factory Racing Team / Team / Lisa Pasteiner

Date of Birth: 20.06.1999

Nationality: Austria

Height: 1,68 m

Weight: 56 kg

Hobbies: COFFEE, cycling, reading, skiing, cooking & eating 

Social media: Instagram: lisa_pasteiner

It was Lisa’s passion for sports in general that lead her to the mountain bike sport. Her mother put her on a bike at the early age of two years because she was so fascinated by bicycles.

After moving to the countryside Lisa rode her first MTB race at the age of six, in her little home village in Lower Austria. Afterwards, she joined the club there. It was actually a skiing club, but spending a lot of time with skiing, running and other sports at that time, it was a great fit. Lisa attends a sports gymnasium (sports high school) and the support she gets there made it possible to focus more and more on biking with the years. Lisa also started to ride road and cyclocross races but it was always more for training purposes. 

“The first time I participated at the Youth European Championships in the U15 category, I decided that riding mountain bike races professionally is something I'd really like to do“, she says. Though it took place in Austria it was her first international race and Lisa realized how much she likes the feeling of big events. Inspired by the feeling of winning the silver medal there, she has worked herself up to the junior category.

Last year, all the effort and training paid off.  In her opinion it was a perfect season: “Becoming  Vice- World Champion and National Champion in my first junior year and also making some podium positions at World Series Races was like a dream coming true.”

After finishing her successful time as a Junior, the time has come for Lisa to switch to the U23 age bracket where she will face new challenges: “I learned a lot in my first year on the team and I got used to the processes within the team. In my first year in the U23 bracket, it is obviously not easy to set concrete athletic goals, but now that I have finished my education and can count on the support of the Swiss Federal Army Recruiting School for top athletes, I have the ideal base to be able to fully focus on my sport”, says Lisa.

With her TOP8 result in her very first World Cup race, Lisa delivered proof of how quickly she succeeded moving up to the new age category. Despite difficult phases – which are totally normal in a season – she also succeeded and won the Austrian National Runner-up Title in the Elite category. But her most important future goal is still the same, and has been for the last 10 years: participating in the Olympic Games. Her big goal for the future is still the same as it was ten years ago: Competing at the Olympics.

Junior World Champion runner-up 2016

Austrian Champion Juniors 2016

1st place Juniors World Series Austria 2016

4th place XCO U23 World Cup 2019

National Champion Cyclocross 2020


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