| George David Atherton|
| DH MTB|
DH & 4X
| 26 February 1985 (age 30)
Salisbury, England, United Kingdom (1985-02-26) |
Rachel Atherton, Dan Atherton, Aaron Gwin, Greg Minnaar, Steve Peat
Trek Bicycle Corporation
George David Atherton, known as Gee Atherton (born 26 February 1985, near Salisbury, England) is a professional racing cyclist specialising in downhill and four cross mountain bike racing, and is a multiple national champion, multiple World Cup winner, and 2010 & 2014 Downhill World Champion.
From 2007 to 2011, Gee was one third of the Animal Commençal racing team, alongside brother Dan Atherton and sister Rachel Atherton. In 2012 the Athertons started riding for team GT Factory Racing, along with Marc Beaumont.
Gee, along with Rachel and Dan, is the star of the web series "The Atherton Project" a series which follows their day-to-day lives. In 2012 Gee was racing for GT racing.
In the 2012 season, Gee finished 3rd overall to Greg Minnaar and American world cup winner Aaron Gwin. At the world championships in Leogang Austria Gee finished 2nd by 0.58 of a second to Greg Minnaar.
He was pre-qualified for the world-renowned 2012 Red Bull Rampage in Utah but after a major crash in practice was unable to compete.
Gee appeared on the BBC's Top Gear (series 7), racing a Renault Clio down the streets of Lisbon and winning.
Gee Atherton Wikipedia