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Jeep® is proud to have partnered with three athletes who dominate mountain biking worldwide – Dan, George (‘Gee’) and Rachel Atherton, part of the Trek Factory Racing team. Between them Dan, Gee and Rachel Atherton boast six World Championships and 36 World Cup wins coming into the 2016 season and are viewed as the most successful siblings in international sport – and they’re hungry for more.
Gee is the winner of two World Championships, nine World Cups and six British National Championships. He was also the World Cup overall winner in 2010, Gee has always reacted positively to change and is loving his new Trek Session 9,9. Gee is the one to beat in 2016!
Rachel is the current World Champion and overall UCI World Cup winner and the most awarded British Mountain-biker in the history of the sport! Rachel is a four time World Champion and winner of 27 individual World Cups. Rachel was crowned winner of BT sport Action Woman of the Year 2013, Pinkbike’s Female Gravity Racer of the Year 2013 and 2005 Sunday Times Young Sportswoman of the Year.
Big brother Dan is known as one of the World’s greatest bike handlers. He’s a World Cup and British National Championship winner in 4X, was 2nd in World Cup Downhill 2005 and has world-class Enduro wins at MaxiAvalanche 2012 and Superenduro Series. Dan is known for developing intense courses that test the limits of the professional Mountain bike scene including the renowned Hardline course in Wales.
Staged in Fort William, the 2015 UCI World Cup served up an amazing weekend of mountain biking action. Our Jeep® ambassadors made a big impact with Rachel Atherton winning the woman’s race, while Gee came fourth in his field. Check out the action in our gallery.
Dan Atherton has used the Mid Wales countryside to build one of the fastest, toughest downhill mountain bike runs ever created. Gnarly rock gardens, giant slab rolls, tight woods sections, technical natural features and a giant man-made road gap – all designed to push the world's best to their limits. Watch last years course below.
The Red Bull Foxhunt returned to the Pentlands Hills in Edinburgh for its female-only, mass start downhill race. Traditional roles are reversed as 150 competitors, playing the part of the hounds, try to outride the best downhill racer in the world, and the “fox”, Rachel Atherton as she races to pass them by. The hunters become the hunted.