Gee Atherton

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Gee Atherton
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Personal information
Full name George David Atherton
Nickname Gee, GeeMan
Born (1985-02-26) 26 February 1985 (age 29)
Salisbury, England, United Kingdom
Height 190 cm
Weight 85 kg
Team information
Current team GT
Discipline DH MTB
Role Rider
Rider type DH & 4X
Professional team(s)
2001
2002–2003
2004
2007–2011
2011–
Animal
Animal/Muddy Fox
Muddy Fox
Animal Commençal
GT Bicycles
Major wins
United Kingdom GBR DH National Champion (1 Wins)
European Union EUR DH European Champion (1 Wins)
Arc en ciel.svg UCI DH World Champion (2 Wins)
Arc en ciel.svg UCI DH World Cup (5 Wins)
Arc en ciel.svg UCI 4X World Cup (1 Wins)
Infobox last updated on
24 September 2014
Gee Atherton in the Elite Men's Dual Slalom race at the 2009 Sea Otter Classic in Laguna Seca, CA.

George David Atherton, known as Gee Atherton (born 26 February 1985, near Salisbury, England) is a professional racing cyclist specialising in downhill and four cross mountain bike racing, and is a multiple national champion, multiple World Cup winner, and 2010 downhill World Cup Champion.

Career[edit]

From 2007 to 2011, Gee was one third of the Animal Commençal racing team, alongside brother Dan Atherton and sister Rachel Atherton. In 2012 the Athertons started riding for team GT Factory Racing, along with Marc Beaumont.

Gee, along with Rachael and Dan, is the star of the web series "The Atherton Project" a series which follows their day-to-day lives. In 2012 Gee will be racing for GT racing.

2012 season

In the 2012 season Gee finished 3rd overall to Greg Minnaar and American world cup winner Aaron Gwin. At the world championships in Leogang Austria Gee finished 2nd by 0.58 of a second to Greg Minnaar

He was pre-qualified for the world renowned 'Red Bull rampage' in Utah but after a major crash in practice was unable to compete.

Gee appeared on the BBC's Top Gear (series 7), racing a Renault Clio down the streets of Lisbon and winning.[1]

Palmarès[edit]

2000
3rd DH, British National Mountain Biking Championships - Youth
2001
1st United Kingdom DH, British National Mountain Biking Championships - Youth
2002
1st United Kingdom DH, British National Mountain Biking Championships - Junior
2003
1st United Kingdom DH, British National Mountain Biking Championships - Junior
2004
1st Arc en ciel.svg DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Round 3, Schladming, Austria
1st United Kingdom DH, British National Mountain Biking Championships
2nd FR, Red Bull Rampage
2007
1st European Union DH, European Mountain Bike Championships
3rd DH, UCI Mountain Bike & Trials World Championships, Fort William
1st Arc en ciel.svg 4X, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Round 1, Vigo, Spain
6th DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Round 1, Vigo, Spain
2nd DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Round 4, Schladming
2nd DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Round 5, Maribor
4th NPS DH, Round 3, Moelfre
1st NPS DH, Round 4, Caersws
1st NPS DH, Round 5, Innerleithen
1st Fat Face Night Race
1st Red Bull Metro Ride
1st Red Bull Goldmine
2nd Urban Pro, Paris
2008
1st Arc en ciel.svg DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Round 2, Vallnord, Andorra
1st Maxxis Cup, Gouveia, Portugal
1st Alpine Bikes Winter Series, Scotland
1st DH, Monster Energy Garbanzo Downhill, Kokanee Crankworx, Whistler, Canada
1st NPS round 1 Ae (Scotland)
1st Arc en ciel.svg DH, UCI Mountain Bike & Trials World Championships, Trentino, Italy
2009
1st UK National Champs DH Innerleithen , Scotland
2010
2nd Arc en ciel.svg DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Round 1, Maribor , Slovenia
1st Arc en ciel.svg DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Round 2, Fort William, Scotland
2nd Arc en ciel.svg DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Round 3, Leogang , Austria
1st Arc en ciel.svg DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Round 4, Champery, Switzerland
3rd Arc en ciel.svg DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Round 5, Val di Sole, Italy
1st Arc en ciel.svg DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Round 6, Windham[disambiguation needed], USA
1st Arc en ciel.svg DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Overall
2nd FR, Redbull Rampage
2011
3rd DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Round 1, Pietermaritzburg , South Africa
4th DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Round 2, Fort William, Scotland
2nd DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Round 3, Leogang , Austria
2nd DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Round 6, La Bresse , France
5th DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Overall
2012
4th DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Round 1, Pietermaritzburg , South Africa
2nd DH, 2012 UCI Mountain Bike & Trials World Championships, Leogang-Saalfelden, Austria
2013
1st DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Round 1, Fort William, Scotland
1st DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Round 2, Val Di Sole, Italy
2nd DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Overall
2014
1st DH, 2014 UCI Mountain Bike & Trials World Championships, Hafjell, Norway

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gee Atherton vs. Renault Clio". YouTube/BBC. December 2005. 

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