Cédric Gracia

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Cédric Gracia
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Personal information
Full name Cédric Gracia
Nickname CG
Born (1978-05-23) May 23, 1978 (age 36)
Pau, France
Team information
Current team CG Racing Brigade
Discipline Mountain Bike
Role Rider
Rider type DH, 4x, Freeride, Slopestyle
Infobox last updated on
October 21, 2009

Cédric Gracia (born 23 May 1978 in Pau, France) is a French mountain biker.

Cédric Gracia is a French mountain biker who now lives in Andorra with his team manager wife. He started his career as an athlete at 6 years old as a BMX rider and then a freestyle ski pro. Cedric Gracia, years later, became a mountain bike rider. He entered the professional mountain biking scene in 2001, then part of the Volvo/Cannondale team.

He races in downhill and four-cross (4X) on the UCI World circuit. Gracia rode for the Rainer-Wurz Siemens Cannondale team between 1999 and 2005, before joining the Commencal team in 2006. In 2003 Cedric won the Red Bull Rampage, a big-mountain freeride competition in Utah.

In 2008 he took part as a guest editor for the 20th anniversary issue of Mountain Biking UK (MBUK) magazine. In 2008, he also participated in the new Red Bull Rampage: Evolution. In addition, he recently won the Crankworx 4X competition. He also recently won the Urban Race in Brazil, Paris, Chile.[1]

In 2010 Gracia started his own team, the CG Racing Brigade. During 2010 he was the only rider on the team but in 2011 Marcelo Guttierez, the Colombian National Champion, was added to the ranks. They are two of very few riders outside the Santa Cruz Syndicate to be using the carbon V-10 downhill bike during the 2011 season.

In 2012 Gracia had a major crash during practice at the Via Del Sole race of the World Cup, and “almost died twice” in the days following.[1]

In 2013, at the Vallnord race of the World Cup, Gracia announced his retirement from World Cup downhill racing to focus on “movie parts with big jumps” and Enduro racing.[2]

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