The world came to Val di Sole, Italy, for a week of racing that crowned the World Champions in mountain bike and trials disciplines. Though touted as a popular summer (as well as winter) tourist destination in Italy’s Dolomite mountains, Val di Sole was anything but sunny as racers, fans and the media descended June 17-22.
Oakley’s Gee Atherton Wins DH. June 1st, 2008 will go down in mountain biking history as the day when one team, one family completely dominated a World Cup weekend. They’re a remarkable family of mountain bikers, but even in their wildest dreams the Atherton’s probably never thought they would have a weekend of collective success to match the one they’ve just put together in Vallnord, Andorra.