• Greg Minnaar Claims Second Career Mountain Bike Downhill World Championship

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    Posted over 1 year ago by John Ohail

    It had been nine years since South Africa’s Greg Minnaar won his first world championship, and this weekend it looked like not a day had passed since his first victory in 2003. Minnaar secured his second set of rainbow stripes this weekend at the 2012 Mountain Bike Downhill World Championships in Leogang, Austria.

  • Oakley's Greg Minnaar And Rachel Atherton Victorious In Maribor

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    Posted almost 4 years ago by Erin Edwards

    Oakley’s Greg Minnaar and Rachel Atherton won the first stop of the UCI World Cup series in Maribor, Slovenia last weekend. Oakley’s Gee Atherton finished two-tenths of a second behind Minnaar and placed second.

  • Oakley's Greg Minnaar Recovering After Enduro MX Crash

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    Posted over 4 years ago by Erin Edwards

    South African Oakley’s Greg Minnaar is recovering in the hospital after a crash this weekend. He broke his collarbone and had to have surgery on his left leg for the treatment of blood clots that had formed after the accident. The medical term for this injury to his leg is compartment syndrome. The multiple World Cup Champion was competing in a regional Hare Scramble Enduro event, about 45 minutes from his home town of Pietermaritzburg, as part of his preparation for the Roof Of Africa Enduro scheduled for later this month.

Greg Minnaar

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"One life...go all out." "Today is the youngest you ever going to be… so live like it!"

Date of Birth:
November 13, 1981
Hometown:
Sleepy Hollow, A.K.A. Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Sponsors:
Santa Cruz, ONEAL, Iron Fist Athletic, Oakley, OGK Kabuto, ENVE, Maxxis, Clif Bar, Muc-Off, Lizard Skin
Hobbies:
Surfing, Motocross, and Stepping off a plane

Career Highlights

    • 2001: World Cup Champion
    • 2003: Downhill World Champion
    • 2003: NORBA Downhill Champion
    • 2004: NORBA Downhill Champion
    • 2005: Downhill World Cup Champion
    • 2009: 1st DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
    • 2009: 1st DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Bromont, Canada
    • 2009: 1st DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Fort William, Scotland
    • 2010: 2nd DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Series Overall
    • 2010: 3rd DH, UCI Mountain Bike & Trials World Championships, Mont-Sainte-Anne, Canada
    • 2011: 2nd DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
    • 2011: 1st DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Fort William, Scotland
    • 2011: 1st DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, La Bresse, France
    • 2012: 1st DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
    • 2012: 2nd DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Val di Sole, Italy