Recent Mountain Bike News
Oakley’s 2008 World Champion Gee Atherton, wearing Crowbar, won on home soil last weekend at the UCI Downhill Mountain Bike World in Fort William, Scotland. Oakley’s World Cup and World Champion Jared Graves, wearing Mayhem, powered to victory in the 4 cross. Oakley’s South African Greg Minnaar finished 1.21 seconds behind Gee in downhill and placed third. Minnaar continues to lead the downhill men’s series. Oakley’s Rachel Atherton, wearing the O Frame, took second in women downhill, missing first by just over a second.
Oakley’s Andrew Neethling and Tracy Moseley won last weekend at the prestigious US Open downhill at Diablo Freeride park in New Jersey. Oakley’s Gee Atherton came in 0.54 seconds behind Neethling and took second. Oakley’s Jill Kintner placed second in the women’s event.
Oakley’s Georgia Gould and Max Plaxton overcame intense heat and a packed field to win the third Pro XCT, the 2010 Mellow Johnny’s Spring Classic, held on Lance Armstrong’s 447-acre ranch in Dripping Springs, Texas. Oakley’s Geoff Kabush and Todd Wells rounded out the men’s podium, taking second and third respectively.