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Full name  Aaron Holmes Gwin
Weight  75 kg
Name  Aaron Gwin
Disciplines  Mountain bike racing
Role  Biker
Height  1.78 m

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Born  December 24, 1987 (age 28) (1987-12-24)
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Rider type  Downhill mountain biking

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Aaron Holmes Gwin is an American professional downhill mountain biker from Morongo Valley, California. He is a five-time World Cup overall champion.

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Race career

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Aaron Gwin started his cycling career off early racing BMX from age 4, by age 8 Gwin was racing all the nationals. At age 12 Gwin moved on to motocross and raced up until he was 17 when he quit due to constant injuries. In 2008 at age 20 Gwin was loaned a bike by fellow professional downhill racer and good friend Cody Warren and was encouraged to compete in a race. In his first race in the Fontana Winter Series he got 3rd and began racing from then on, quickly signing with Yeti Cycles. He became well-known for breaking into the international World Cup scene after only 8 months of riding downhill.

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Many saw Gwin as the savior for US downhilling on the international scene since his 10th-place finish at the Mont Sainte-Anne World Cup in 2008 was the first American top 10 finish since 2004. He has since won two United States National Championships for Downhill, in 2009 and in 2010. Both were held in SolVista, Colorado.

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In 2011 and 2012 Gwin dominated the UCI World Cup downhill series. Gwin won 5 of 7 World Cup races in 2011, and finished 13th at the UCI World Championships in Champery. In 2012, Gwin once again dominated the circuit, taking first place in 4 of 6 World Cup races. He finished in a disappointing 128th at World Championships in Leogang.

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The year 2013 was a disappointing one for Gwin with unexpected poor results culminating in an accident involving a tree at the World Championships

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Returning with a vengeance his 2014 and 2015 campaigns continued to provide International respect for Gwin, Although with only one 1st in the World Cup along with the USA National Championships in 2014. His racing showed recovery from his 2013 setbacks but whose runs remain notoriously plagued with, what some think, the worst luck on the circuits, such as this run in Leogang at the UCI MTB World Cup in 2014 where his tyre flatted as he left the start then came off or this now famous ride from 2015 again at Leogang UCI MTB World Cup where his chain broke on the start line and he put in a text-book perfect pedal stoke-less ride holding his speed to win the race.

Riding style

Much of Gwin's style and skill come from his motocross days, and his whips and jumping technique show it. He also gained a lot of flow from racing BMX for so many years, bringing him success in Dual Slalom and Mountain Cross. Aaron left the Yeti team to join the Trek World Racing Team in November 2010 after relocating to Temecula, CA. During his time at Trek World Racing, he won two World Cup Overall titles, in 2011 and 2012. On January 7, 2013, it was announced that Aaron would be riding for Specialized Racing, replacing Sam Hill on the team. His team mate at Specialized is Troy Brosnan.

After a successful season with Specialized, Gwin announced that he would be leaving the big brand to ride for up and coming brand YT Industries for the 2016 season.

Results

2008
10th place, 2008 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup #4 Mont Sainte-Anne, Quebec Canada34th place, 2008 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup #5 Bromont, Quebec, Canada8th place, 2008 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup #8 Schladming, Austria
2009
17th place, 2009 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup #1 Pietermaritzburg, South Africa14th place, 2009 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup #2 La Bresse France16th place, 2009 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup #3 Vallnord Andorra9th place, 2009 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup #4 Fort William, Scotland14th place, 2009 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup #5 Maribor Slovenia1st place, USAC National Downhill Championships, Sol Vista Colorado United States3rd place, 2009 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup #6 Mont Sainte-Anne, Quebec, Canada5th place, 2009 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup #7 Bromont, Quebec, Canada21st place, 2009 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships Stromlo, Canberra, Australia4th place, 2009 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup #8 Schladming, Austria
2010
7th place, 2010 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup #1 Maribor, Slovenia4th place, 2010 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup #2 Fort William, Scotland3rd place, 2010 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup #3 Leogang, Austria1st place, USAC National Downhill Championships, Sol Vista Colorado United States8th place, 2010 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup #4 Champerey, [France]14th place, 2010 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup #5 Val di Sole, [Italy]4th place, 2010 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup #6 Windham, New York State, United States4th place, 2010 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships Mont Sainte-Anne, Quebec, Canada
2011
1st place overall for the 2011 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, the first American to ever win a World Cup Overall Title and the first man to win 5 World Cup DH races in one season:1st place, 2011 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup #1 Pietermaritzburg, South Africa5th place, 2011 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup #2 Fort William, Scotland1st place, 2011 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup #3 Leogang, Austria1st place, 2011 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup #4 Mont Sainte-Anne, Quebec1st place, 2011 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup #5 Windham, New York, USA3rd place, 2011 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup #6 La Bresse, FRA1st place, 2011 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup #7 Val di Sole, ITA
2012
1st place overall for the 2012 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup2nd place, 2012 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup #1 Pietermaritzburg, South Africa1st place, 2012 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup #2 Val Di Sole, Italy1st place, 2012 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup #3 Fort William, Scotland1st place, 2012 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup #4 Mont Saint Anne, Canada1st place, 2012 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup #5 Windham, United States5th place, 2012 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup #6 Val D'Isere, France (After this race he clinched his 2nd UCI Mountain Bike World Cup championship)83rd place, Leogang, UCI MTB World Championships 2012 AustriaDNF, 2012 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup #7 Hafjell Bike Park, Norway
2013
20th place, 2013 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup #1 Fort William,6th place, 2013 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup #2 Val di Sole, [Italy]10th place, 2013 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup #3 Vallnord Andorra1st place, USAC National Downhill Pro Championships, Angel Fire New Mexico United States5th place, 2013 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup #4 Mont Saint Anne, Canada67th place, UCI MTB World Championships 2013 Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
2014
1st place, 2014 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup #1 Pietermaritzburg, South Africa4th place, 2014 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup #2 Cairns, Australia4th place, 2014 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup #3 Fort William,78thplace, 2014 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup #4 Leogang, Austria1st place, USAC National Downhill Pro Championships, Angel Fire New Mexico United States6th place, 2014 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup #5 Mont Saint-Anne, Canada2nd place, 2014 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup #6 Windham, New York State, United States6th place, 2014 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup #7 Meribel, France14th place, UCI MTB World Championships 2014 Hafjell Bike Park, Norway
2015
1st place, 2015 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup #1 Lourdes, France2nd place, 2015 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup #2 Fort William,1st place, 2015 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup #3 Leogang, Austria8th place, 2015 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup #4 Lenzerheide switzerland1st place, USAC National Downhill Pro Championships, Mammouth California United States7th place, 2015 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup #5 Mont Saint-Anne, Canada1st place, 2015 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup #6 Windham, New York State, United States1st place, 2015 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup #7 Val di Sole, [Italy]
2016
1st place, 2016 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup #1 Lourdes, France4th place, 2016 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup #2 Cairns, Australia2nd place, 2016 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup #3 Fort William, Scotland1st place, 2016 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup #4 Leogang, Austria2nd place, 2016 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup #6 Mont Sainte-Anne, Quebec1st place, National Mountain Bike Championships - Downhill55th place, 2016 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup #7 Vallnord, Andorra1st place, Overall for the 2016 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup

References

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