Nicole Koller is the youngest in her family of 5. When she was young, she tried out different sports, like swimming, gymnastics, ice skating and track & field. When her two older brothers discovered mountain biking, it didn’t take long and the whole family was hooked. Nicole was barely 7 years old when she stood at the starting line for the first time. “The first few years, I could only see my competition from behind and the family rides were more or less torture”. But she didn’t want to give up and hung in there. The better her performance got, the more joy and passion she felt.
When it was time to decide between gymnastics and mountain biking, her choice was clear and easy. Mountain biking and the friendships that came with it were much more important to Nicole.
Before she wanted to fully concentrate on her athletic career, Nicole finished her professional training. In addition to mountain biking, she also rode road and Cyclo Cross competitions during her U19 years.