Evian Les Bains, France, home to the world-famous spring of mountain-fresh H2O. Also home to Vincent Tupin, aka 'Vinny T' of Rampage and Fest Series fame. On the edge of Lac Leman, with a more than scenic vista across the water to Switzerland, this man was born and raised. Was it merely something in the water or was it a passion combined with access to some of the best bike resorts in Europe and more importantly, steep and thickly forested local hills? It seems this was the best environment for one of the most aggressive riders we've ever known to perfect his dark art.
The definition of fast and furious, Vinny has more in common than shared first names with California's most famous Dodge Charger owner. But this Vincent isn't the type to flex and loudly call out his rivals in an oil-stained vest. In fact, he could not appear more mellow, approachable, and humble if he tried. Living patiently with his parents and young sister through the strict French COVID-19 lock-down, you could even be convinced this was an entirely 'normal' person. But when the bikes come out it's clear that everything is not okay. This man is in fact quite deranged, with more than just a couple of screws loose. Strap in for some crazy rock rolls, over-flat tables, and alpacas in the rain. Vinny T is the Jekyll and Hyde of MTB.