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 32)
Salisbury, England, United Kingdom
Height 190 cm (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 85 kg (187 lb)
Team information
Current team Trek
Discipline DH MTB
Role Rider
Rider type DH & 4X
Professional team(s)
2001 Animal
2002–2003 Animal/Muddy Fox
2004 Muddy Fox
2007–2011 Animal Commençal
2011–2015 GT Bicycles
2015– Trek Factory Racing
Major wins
  • United Kingdom GBR DH National Champion (1 Wins)
  • European Union EUR DH European Champion (1 Wins)
  • UCI DH World Champion (2 Wins)
  • UCI DH World Cup (5 Wins)
  • UCI 4X World Cup (1 Wins)

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, 2010 Downhill World Cup Champion, and 2010 & 2014 Downhill World Champion.

Career[edit]

Gee Atherton in the Elite Men's Dual Slalom race at the 2009 Sea Otter Classic in Laguna Seca, CA.

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

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 2012 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 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 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 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 DH, UCI Mountain Bike & Trials World Championships, Trentino, Italy
2009
1st UK National Champs DH Innerleithen , Scotland
2010
2nd DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Round 1, Maribor , Slovenia
1st DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Round 2, Fort William, Scotland
2nd DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Round 3, Leogang , Austria
1st DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Round 4, Champery, Switzerland
3rd DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Round 5, Val di Sole, Italy
1st DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Round 6, Windham, United States
1st 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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