Vitus was born in Fischbachau, a small town in Oberbayern. Already in the early childhood the likeable nature- boy preferred to be in the mountains and in nature with his family. Thus, he came to the competitive sports later on because of his father, who had been an enthusiastic biker since the beginnings of MTB sports.
Due to his muscular physique he did not find his desired success in the XC and immediately became enthusiastic as he heard about the XCE contest. Vitus starts in this spectacular discipline for the German National Team in the World Cup and at European Championships.