Recent Mountain Bike News
It’s been an incredible 2013 for Gee Atherton. The UCI Mountain Bike Downhill circuit has actually been pretty much an Atherton show. Winning both the Fort William and Val di Sole World Cup stops earlier in the season, along side his little sister Rachel, older brother Gee is in the driver’s seat for another World Cup Overall title. Now there’s just one more goal for 2013: become the World Champion for the second time in his career.
Oakley Helps Struggling Lesotho National Cycling Send First Team To Mountain Bike World Championships
Lesotho. Ever heard of it? Many people across the globe very well may not know what this word is. It’s not a company. It’s not a type of food. No, Lesotho is in fact a country. Even more, Lesotho is a very proud African country. Landlocked within the confines of South Africa, Lesotho is home to roughly two million plus people. It measures just over 11,500 square miles, has it’s own independent government and form of currency (the Maloti).
If given the challenge, you’d have a harder time finding a race that Nino Schurter HASN’T won in his professional mountain biking career, rather than the alternative. The Swiss cross-country specialist has two Olympic medals to his name (bronze in 2008 in Beijing and silver in 2012 in London), two UCI Mountain Bike World Championships (2009, 2012), double digit career UCI Mountain Bike World Cup victories as well as two overall World Cup titles (2010, 2012).