Felix’s love for cycling began when he was training and racing as a triathlete. But with only two sessions a week dedicated to the sport, he gave it up after two years and fully focused on cycling. What initially began as a love for training outside in nature with a few amateur races thrown in for fun, became a fully-fledged racing career.
Now in his third season with Team Sunweb Development, junior world road race champion Felix is making the most of the chance to once again challenge himself in an environment he believes is conducive to high performance.
Felix demonstrated some strong climbing last season in stage races such as Tour de Savoie Mont Blanc and Tour de l’Avenir but hopes to develop his skills as an all-rounder, to prove himself in one-day classics in 2019. The 20-year-old is aiming for good results in the spring, before backing them up with a strong showing in stage races later in the season, in the mountains.
Described by his teammates as someone who “lives slow and rides fast”, the calm and focused Austrian loves long rides in nature, seeing the world with friends, as well as challenging himself in training. He also played keyboard for five years and likes to entertain the family at Christmas with a rendition of Jingle Bells.