Bryn Atkinson

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Bryn Atkinson
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Bryn Atkinson portrait
Personal information
Full name Bryn Atkinson
Born (1982-12-09) 9 December 1982 (age 31)
Canberra, Australia
Team information
Discipline MTB
Role Rider
Rider type Downhill
Amateur team(s)
St George CC
Professional team(s)
2002-2010
Royal/Orange
Madcatz/Ironhorse
GT Bicycles
Intense/Crankbros
Transition Racing
Infobox last updated on
12 April 2008

Bryn Atkinson (born 9 December 1982, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory[1]) is an Australian professional mountain bike racing cyclist from Townsville, QLD. Mother Janet, Father Graham, brother Rhys Atkinson. He started mountain biking at the age of 14 in 1996 and became a professional rider in 2002. Bryn's first introduction to the sport was through his local mountain bike club in Townsville- The Townsville Rockwheelers. Competing in several cross country type events, Bryn evolved with the sport and later found downhill. As a teenager, he moved north to Cairns, a popular location for downhill mountain biking, and host of the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships in 1996. Glen Jacobs was the course builder for that event and several other events on the World Cup, and mentored Bryn and several other downhillers in the area.

The first Australian competitors to travel overseas and race world cups with success were Michael Ronning, Scott Sharples, Sean Mccarroll, Tai Lee Muxlow, Katrina Miller, Wade Boots, etc.. Scott Sharples would later become Bryn's coach.

Royal/ Orange was the first international team Bryn raced for in 2002. From there he later rode for Madcatz/Iron horse led by Sean Hiemdal, and teammates with Sam Hill, Nathan Rennie, and Jared Graves. 2005 Bryn signed with GT Bicycles and continued till 2008. In 2009 he and his girlfriend Jill Kintner formed a privateer program with Crankbrothers and Intense Bicycles. In 2010-11 he rode for Transition Bicycles/ Crankbrothers out of Ferndale, Wa, and is teammates with Jill Kintner, and Lars Sternberg.

Bryn is an industry favourite, a respected ambassador for the sport of Downhill, and popular with the media. His clean appearance, and calm demeanour make him easily approachable.

He currently resides, and trains, in the Blue Mountains, NSW Australia, and Seattle Washington.

Palmarès[edit]

2002
7th DH, Australian National Mountain Biking Championships
2003
4th DH, Australian National Mountain Biking Championships
9th 4X, Norba Series, Round 4 USA
10th DH, Oceania MTB Championships AUS
10th DH, Norba Series, Round 5 USA
2004
6th 4X, Norba Series, Round 3 USA
8th DH, Norba Series, Round 3 USA
5th DH, Norba Series, Round 5 USA
9th DH, Norba Series, Round 6 USA
4th DH, Norba Series, Round 7 USA
10th 4X, Norba Series, Round 7 USA
8th DH, Norba Series Final USA
2005
4th 4X, Sea Otter
2nd Pro Slalom, Sea Otter
10th DH, Sea Otter
3rd 4X, Norba Series, Round 5 USA
6th DH, National Series Final VIC
7th DH, UCI Mountain Bike & Trials World Championships, ITA
9th DH, MTB World Cup CAN
2006
2nd DH, Australian National Mountain Biking Championships
7th DH MTB World Cup, Round 5 BRA
13th DH MTB World Championships Rotorua, New Zealand
2007
1st US Open
3rd 4X Oceania Championships ACT
4th DH Oceania Championships AUS
9th 4X MTB World Cup, Round 2 SUI
2008
3rd US Open
9th DH MTB World Cup, Round 6, Canberra, Australia
2nd DH, Australian National Mountain Biking Championships
2009
8th UCI World Cup Val nord, Andorra
2010
2nd DH National Thredbo, NSW
1st Pro Gravity Tour #1 Port Angeles, WA
12th UCI World Cup #1, Maribor, Slovenia
2nd Pro Gravity Tour #2 Platekill, NY
16th UCI World Cup Ft.William, Scotland
2nd Pro GRT #3 Northstar Tahoe, CA
20th UCI World Cup Champery, SUI
18th UCI World Cup Val Di Sole, ITA
1st Overall Pro Gravity Tour Series
21st Overall UCI World Cup Series
1st Newtons Nation Bathurst, AUS

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cysling Australia Profile

External links[edit]

SEA OTTER

PRO GRT/NDUB CUP

MARIBOR

PRO GRT/PLATTEKILL

US OPEN

FORT WILLIAM

LEOGANG

NORTHSTAR

CHAMPERY

VAL DI SOLE

WHISTLER

WINDHAM

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