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 his last professional team, Giant Bicycles.

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. He also 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.

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