René Wildhaber’s life is the stuff of legend. He grew up in Flumserberg as the youngest son of a family of mountain farmers. Sport was of no importance in the Wildhaber household – there was not even a bicycle on the farm. Nevertheless, René somehow learned to ride and one day miraculously came across his first bike. But even so it would be a long journey to become a world-class mountain biker, something he would achieve as an adult.