Rob Warner (mountain biker)

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Rob Warner (born 1970) is a retired professional downhill mountain biker born in Reading, England.

Before turning professional in 1993 Warner worked for 6 months at the Rover plant in Oxford on a production line building the Rover 800 series car.[citation needed] After riding for Saracen with teammate Steve Peat and then MBUK, he signed for the Giant Bicycles Downhill Team, and remained with them until the end of 2016.

He has joined Commencal Bikes for 2017.

In 1996 he became the first ever British rider to win a round of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup taking a historic win at Kaprun in Austria. According to Warner, in a video streamed to Pinkbike on 2 June 2014 titled The Lost Rob Warner Story, he actually won the Kaprun World Cup with an STI he picked up in Les Gets a week before. He is possibly the only mountain biker in history to win a World Cup with an infection such as this.

He became the UK National Champion in 1997, 1998 and finally in 2001. He had a huge link with Mountain Biking UK along with Martyn Ashton et al.

Rob Warner also appeared on an edition of You Bet! where he raced a rally car. Despite failing to beat the car he did get to meet Jet from Gladiators who was hosting the show.

Aside from competition, Warner has turned his hand to television, presenting the Red Bull 2007 X Fighters Freestyle Motocross events with Ed Leigh.

For the last two seasons he has also presented commentary on World Cup and World Championship downhill rounds with Claudio Caluori and the World Cup Cross Country (XCC & XCO) with Dutch 1996 Olympic Champion, Bart Brentjens.

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