Gee Atherton

Gee Atherton

Gee Atherton

Hometown Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK     Years Competing 19

Nicknames Gee

Team Trek Factory Racing DH

Discipline Downhill MTB

Honors 2010 World Cup Champion, 2008 World Champion, 2009 British Champion

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09.08.14 Gee Atherton is 2014 World Champion Read more »

How does FOX contribute to your success?
Not only do they supply me with the best products but they have the support to back it up, results are always the number one focus.

Tell us about your bike/vehicle setup.
My bike has to feel fast, and it has to feel like it will take any abuse I can throw at it... when I climb on it in the pits it has to feel like it is ready for anything.

What else is in your garage?
Hundreds of various Trek bikes, a lot of BMXs, a 250CRF, a KTM SX, a TTR, a race workshop, a mechanic or two, an ATV, a 106 GTI, and a Toyota Hilux.

What's your training regimen?
Just doing whatever it takes to get to the top.

Any major injuries, and how did you recover?
Nothing too major, but I've learned that you can never do enough physio... and that being prepared is key.

What's your typical pre-race/event meal? Guilty pleasure?
Jelly babies and Red Bull

How do you determine which races or events to enter each year?
World Cup races take priority, then we just filter down, I like to be flat out racing all season.

What motivated you to get started professionally?
My older brother Dan. He was the one that pushed me to not just start racing but to push to be the best, and to train and to make sacrifices. He taught me that winning is not something that comes easy.

What separates you from other professional athletes?
The backup and support I have from my family.

What would you be doing if you weren't a professional athlete?
Maybe own a strip club.

What's the best thing about being a professional athlete?
It teaches you that hard work pays off.

What other sports are you interested in?
Motocross

Any advice to the readers dreaming to turn pro?
Nothing is as good as it seems.

What are your favorite magazines and websites?
Dirt Mag, VitalMX, and Facebook.

Favorite movie quote?
"Why the f--- do I want a caravan that's got no f---ing wheels?" - Mickey the Pikey, Snatch.

Who is your hero?
Christophe Pourcel

Are you a Mac or PC? Mac

Greatest strength Finishing interviews

Most frustrating challenge This interview


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07.15.11 The Atherton Project: Season 3, Episode 4

Length 12:00   Location


07.15.11 FOX: 2011

Length 3:55   Location Windham


06.30.11 The Atherton Project: Season 3, Episode 3

Length 12:00   Location


06.27.11 FOX: 2011 World Cup 3

Length 3:32   Location Leogang, Austria


06.16.11 The Atherton Project: Season 3, Episode 2

Length 12:00   Location


06.03.11 The Atherton Project: Season 3, Episode 1

Length 12:00   Location


10.19.10 The Atherton Project: Season 2, Episode 12

Length 15:31   Location


10.07.10 The Atherton Project: Season 2, Episode 11

Length 10:01   Location


09.24.10 The Atherton Project: Season 2, Episode 10

Length 10:01   Location


09.08.10 The Atherton Project: Season 2, Episode 9

Length 10:05   Location Val Di Sole, Italy


08.24.10 The Atherton Project: Season 2, Episode 8

Length 10:02   Location


08.10.10 The Atherton Project: Season 2, Episode 7

Length 10:01   Location


07.28.10 The Atherton Project: Season 2, Episode 6

Length 9:57   Location


07.09.10 The Atherton Project: Season 2, Episode 5

Length 10:04   Location


06.29.10 FOX: 2010 WC 1 Riders at Maribor

Length 3:10   Location Maribor, Slovenia


06.29.10 FOX: 2010 WC 3 Riders at Leogang

Length 4:22   Location Leogang, Austria


06.22.10 The Atherton Project: Season 2, Episode 4

Length 10:01   Location


06.10.10 The Atherton Project: Season 2, Episode 3

Length 10:05   Location


05.25.10 The Atherton Project: Season 2, Episode 2

Length 9:58   Location


05.13.10 The Atherton Project: Season 2, Episode 1

Length 10:00   Location


11.11.09 The Atherton Project: Season 1, Episode 11

Length 15:36   Location Schladming, Austria


11.11.09 The Atherton Project: Season 1, Episode 12

Length 15:20   Location


10.09.09 The Atherton Project: Season 1, Episode 10

Length 11:48   Location Canberra, Australia


09.23.09 The Atherton Project: Season 1, Episode 8

Length 11:53   Location Bromont, Canada


09.23.09 The Atherton Project: Season 1, Episode 9

Length 12:27   Location


08.17.09 The Atherton Project: Season 1, Episode 7

Length 11:16   Location


07.30.09 The Atherton Project: Season 1, Episode 6

Length 10:27   Location Maribor, Slovenia


07.16.09 The Atherton Project: Season 1, Episode 5

Length 11:14   Location


07.06.09 The Atherton Project: Season 1, Episode 4

Length 9:20   Location


06.18.09 The Atherton Project: Season 1, Episode 3

Length 10:46   Location


06.17.09 FOX: 2009 WC Downhill 1, South Africa

Length 3:49   Location Pietermaritzburg, South Africa


06.17.09 FOX: 2009 WC Downhilll 2, La Bresse

Length 3:47   Location La Bresse, France


06.17.09 FOX: 2009 WC Downhilll 3 pt.1, Andorra

Length 3:31   Location Vallnord, Andorra


06.17.09 FOX: 2009 WC Downhill 4, Fort William

Length 3:02   Location Fort William, Scotland


06.17.09 FOX: Gee Atherton World Championship Win

Length 3:39   Location


06.17.09 FOX: 2008 Interbike Athertons Interview

Length 4:32   Location


06.02.09 The Atherton Project: Season 1, Episode 2

Length 7:25   Location Houfalize, Belgium


05.20.09 The Atherton Project: Season 1, Episode 1

Length 11:02   Location



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