GT Factory Racing

Gee Atherton

Pro Bike
Vitals
First Bike:
Raleigh Chopper
Favorite Track:
Fort William
Hometown:
Shrewsbury
Current City:
Llanrhaeadr ym Mochnant – it’s not exactly a city
Height:
6'2
Birth Date:
2/26/1985
Hidden Talent:
Still waiting to find one
Nickname:
Gee
Favorite Number:
1
Favorite Race Ever:
Fort William World Cup 2010
Stats
2012:
4th DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Round 1, Pietermaritzburg , South Africa
2010:
1st - 3 x DH World Cups - Fort William, Champery & Windham.
2010:
World Cup DH Series Champion
2010& 2004:
2nd - Red Bull Rampage
2009:
Downhill National Champion
2008:
Downhill World Champion - Val Di Sole, Italy.
2008:
1st - DH World Cup Rd 2 - Andorra
2007:
1st - 4X World Cup Rd1- Vigo
2006:
Downhill European Champion
2004:
1st - DH World Cup Rd 3 - Schladming
Q&A
  • QUESTION
    3 words to describe yourself
    ANSWER
    a. right now I'm aching b. Determined c. Adaptable
  • QUESTION
    Been arrested? How many times
    ANSWER
    Too many times! Most recently was when we were in the US getting ready for the windham world cup. I shot a cop with a water pistol and he didn’t see the funny side. Not even a tiny bit.
  • QUESTION
    Favorite thing my spouse/significant other/ parent makes
    ANSWER
    All of mum’s food. I’ll say sausage and chips because we had it last night.
  • QUESTION
    Greatest memory in my MTB History
    ANSWER
    When me and Rach both won the World Champs in Val di Sole in 2008.
  • QUESTION
    Totally freaked out by
    ANSWER
    Spiders- ughhh
  • QUESTION
    Worst Habit
    ANSWER
    Tidying up after Dan and Rach – and sleeping in.
  • QUESTION
    3 things you can't live without
    ANSWER
    a. Red Bull b. House of Marley headphones c. Peanut Butter.
  • QUESTION
    Favorite Teammate
    ANSWER
    Pete Michaliszyn
  • QUESTION
    Most embarrassing story about my teammate
    ANSWER
    There was a time when he first worked for us and his English still wasn’t 100% so he used to mix words up – like badger and pheasant for example. So he’d come to work complaining about all the badgers that had flown into his car down these country lanes.

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