Bio

Cédric Gracia is a French mountain biker who now lives in Andorra. He started his career as an athlete at 6 years old as a BMX rider and then a freestyle ski pro. Cedric Gracia, years later, became a mountain bike rider. He entered the professional mountain biking scene in 2001, then part of the Volvo/Cannondale team.

He races in downhill and four cross (4X) on the UCI World circuit. Gracia rode for the Rainer-Wurz Siemens Cannondale team between 1999 and 2005, before joining the Commencal team in 2006. In 2003 Cedric won the Red Bull Rampage, a massive freeride competition.

In 2008 he took part as a guest editor for the 20th anniversary issue of Mountain Biking UK (MBUK) magazine. In 2008, he also participated in the new Red Bull Rampage: Evolution. In addition, he recently won the Crankworx 4X competition. He also recently won the Urban Race in Brazil, Paris, Chile.

In 2010, Cedric has teamed up with Oakley, a few of his personal sponsors and Santa Cruz bikes to form the “Cedric Gracia Racing Brigade."

Q & A

  1. When did you turn pro?

    When I was 17

  2. What are the events, wins, memories that stand out most throughout your career so far?

    Worlds when I was still a Junior and 2003 Rampage

  3. If there’s one thing that people in the industry would recognize you by, what would that be?

    First at the bar : ) And of course, not taking the racing seriously most of the time

  4. Word Association:

    • Fun = riding • Vision = crowbar • Friend = important • Greenhouse = interesting • Gas = moto

  5. When did you first start riding? Where/why?i

    I started riding BMX as a little boy. 5 years old! Why? Because I had too much energy and my dad would have lost it if I wasn't involved in some kind of activities : ) Then I started BMX

  6. What drives you to be sicker than everyone else?

    I can race and party at the same time : )

  7. If you had to date one person who would it be: Pamela Anderson after Tommy Lee, Snookie from Jersey Shore or your mom in the past like Michael J. Fox from Back to the Future?

    I guess Pamela...even after Tommy. I will show her how it's done hahahahahahhahaha

  8. If you had to share a bathroom with one Oakley rider, who would it NOT be and why?

    Sarah Burke. Why? Because I'll get burned for sure because I will probably pee on the seat : )

  9. Tell me a funny story about an Oakley rider...(We’ll never tell)

    Too crazy to be told :) Ask Blick!

  10. What’s the funniest thing that you’ve ever seen happen on a bike?

    An OAKLEY athlete crashed in Fort William - and ended up in the little river on the side of the course

  11. What’s the gnarliest thing you’ve ever seen happen on a bike?

    360 on the big Oakley drop at Rampage

  12. Talent…other than doing no handed pushups:

    Bending a Redbull can with my Penis : ) hahahahahaha

  13. Oakleys are…

    The coolest and the most innovative people on the planet! And I love to be part of the team!

  14. Dream vacation spot:

    Maldives

  15. Would you rather get punched in the gut by Mr. T. or super roundhouse kicked in the face by Chuck Norris?

    Chuck Norris, he fights like a girl : )

  16. If the most interesting man in the world wanted to take your girlfriend out would you let him?

    Of course! I am better than him anyway!

  17. People would be super surprised if they knew that you…

    Run around naked by my bed before I get to bed...My wife still doesn't understand

  18. What tricks are you working on?

    None. I need to keep my wheels on the ground to go faster

  19. Food…

    sushi

  20. Last words…

    Be who you are!

Cedric Gracia

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RIDE HARD, PARTY HARD. Life is a race...It is what it is!

Date of Birth:
March 23, 1978
Hometown:
Andorra - only 70,000 people : ) Not so many, and of course, no taxes
Sponsors:
Santa Cruz, Panaracer, O'neal
Hobbies:
Motocross, Cars

Career Highlights

    • 2009: #1 Urban DH Valparaiso, Chile
    • 2008: #4 UCI World Cup Final Ranking 4x
    • 2003: 1st Red Bull Rampage
    • 2004: 1st European Slopestyle Contest - Austria
    • 2005: UCI World Cup Final Ranking - 4X #3 DH #6
    • 2006: Sea Otter Monterey, USA Winner of the Gravity Omnium title - Dual
    • 2007: 1st 4x Crankworx Whistler ,Canada