Race Preview EWS 2014 Round 5 – Colorado Bike Park

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The Enduro team are busy acclimatising to the altitude in the stunning mountain ranges of Colorado. Martin had a great race here last year when he was just 16 years old but it will be Dan’s first time. Martin Maes photographed at Colorado last year by Dave Trumpore With the base at 9,000 feet above sea –level and start gates… Read more

Race Report: National Championships 2014 – Innerleithen.

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  Rachel Atherton showed a stunning return to form today in Innerleithen Scotland where she took her 3rd Consecutive National Championship win by a 4.759 seconds from Manon Carpenter. The weather was hot all day but rainstorms in the run up to the race meant that the track was greasy as the team took their places for seeding runs. The… Read more

Lucky Seven? Gee Atherton looks back at 6 National Champs victories…

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When Gill who’s in charge of this kind of thing at Athy Racing asked me write this for website I just laughed. Remember back to 2002?? That’s 12 long years ago with an awful lot of racing, a good few bumps on the head and a lot of living in between.  But I guess you never forget your first so… Read more

Race Preview: 2014 British National Championships, Innerleithen

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Gee and Rachel Atherton will both defend their British National crowns at Innerleithen this weekend. Both siblings have won the title for the last two years running and both have sworn not to give up the top step without a fight. Marc Beaumont and Taylor Vernon will both race this weekend. Marc holds two National Championships from 2006 and 2007… Read more

Race Report EWS Round 4, La Thuile

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Martin takes 8th place but Dan decides to retire rather than risk further injury. Dan Atherton’s return to racing after 51 weeks out injured ended prematurely yesterday when he decided to retire from the race at La Thuile. Experienced racer Dan took the call to pull out as wet, freezing conditions made the risk of re-injury too great to continue.… Read more