Known across the world of mountain biking as Gee, the middle Atherton sibling has been a sensation in the sport since the age of 15. His technicolor talents put the full array of accolades within his grasp and his fearless determination makes them a reality.
In 2004, at the age of 19, Gee won his first Downhill World Cup on the technically challenging track in the Austrian resort of Schladming. A win at this level may have seemed inevitable after his results in the junior categories, including two World Championship medals, but to gain it at such a young age was outstanding.
That year he also won the National Championships in his first attempt and has gone on to top podiums the world over, finishing in the top 5 of the World Cup series every year since, most notably taking gold at the 2008 World Championship alongside sister Rachel, and most recently securing the 2010 Mountain Bike World Cup Series title, an accolade that has eluded him until now.
When Gee steps into the other genres of the sport, as he often does, he strikes fear into the hearts of his adversaries. With a Four-Cross World Cup win and a second at the inaugural Red Bull Rampage, the toughest of events to be judged on creativity rather than speed, he demonstrated his all-around talent.