The Atherton Project - Season 3, Episode 8

Sep 8, 2011
by Lauren Archer  
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Llangunnor, North Wales
La Bresse, France

A crash in training left Rachel Atherton pretty bruised up. Enough that she rolled the start and then took advantage of her protected plate status DNF d on her run.

Races Covered:
UCI World Cup Round 6 – La Bresse

Dan Atherton continues to improve qualifying 60th today.

Episode 8 of The Atherton Project begins with the team heading out on enduro bikes with 7-time Paris-Dakar rider Mick Extance – and getting stuck into some North Wales mud, quite literally.

Then it’s on to World Cup Round 6 at La Bresse in France, where legendary bike designer Max Commencal pays the team a visit and lends some words of advice and encouragement.

The Men s Elite Podium L-R Barel 4 Gee Atherton 2 . Minnaar 1 Gwin 3 and Cameron Cole 5 .

Now in its third series, Red Bull’s reality TV series ‘The Atherton Project’ is a fly-on-the-wall show tracking the exploits of the most famous family in mountain bike history. Follow British riders Dan, Gee and Rachel Atherton as they compete in events around the world in the 2011 season.

Series 3 of The Atherton Project can be found on Red Bull TV. Check out The Atherton Project website for more information.

Want to catch up on Series 1 and 2? Watch every episode here.

Photos by Colin Meagher.

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  • 21 0
 Dan at 2:48! lol!
  • 1 0
 lmao - amazing Smile
  • 1 0
 ha ha ha ha a whooops
  • 10 0
 I always look forward to watching these videos, they are so entertaining Smile
  • 10 0
 So he created SUNN bikes then got fired then created Commencial? Man that guy must be talented
  • 3 0
 Yup, this is also why you find the same linkage system (something very similar) in both the Sunn Radical/Kern and the "old" Commencal Supreme V2. And they both work really well.

Except now Sunn went bankrupt, got salvaged by Look (to be confirmed, not 100% sure) and that probably explains why the Team Sunn Montgenevre in WC has been riding on Transition TR450 for this season (apparently no bike left for them to ride on apart in Peetermaritzburg, 1st WC of the season)
  • 1 0
 There, couldn't remember if it was Look or not ^^
  • 1 0
 For the record, he wasn't fired by Sunn, he was made redundant by the company when they became bankrupt the first time round back in the nineties - which is when Commencal arrived on the scene with Max at the helm and quite a lot of the old Sunn employees behind the scenes.
  • 1 0
 I still dont understand what must have happened. How can the guy who created a company be made redundant unless he gave the majority to other partners which is relatively unheard of.
  • 9 0
 Must be awesome having such enthusiastic and passionate support from the bike manufacturer.
  • 6 0
 Rach got so loose out of the driveway on the moto! Such an awesome family!
  • 5 0
 Lol Moto part was prolly the best
  • 4 0
 did someone realize that rachel's got different googles in every sequence shes in?? how many does she got?! xD
  • 5 0
 Max Commencal is boss...
  • 3 0
  • 3 0
 Awesome, especially liked the motocross part of it!
  • 2 0
 Sick Video!!!!
  • 1 0
 i thought they were going to tear it up on the moto bikes
  • 1 1
 Rachel at 8:11.
  • 3 0
 'This is wales with no rain for 2 months' - I can vouch for that.
  • 1 0
 this is awsome i like there atempt at dirtbiking LoL
  • 1 0
 I like the song at the end .
  • 1 0
 yep sounds somewhat like brazilian song, doesn't it?
  • 1 0
 They always end far to quickly Frown
  • 1 0
 I'm sure that was Alex Bond in Wales with them wasn't it?
  • 1 0
 i was thinking that.
  • 1 0
 Thumps up for Max he really love the sport.
  • 1 0
 enduro was so fun!
  • 4 4
 Lol dans la bresse race plate ! 69 hah
  • 2 1
 This is in a season following an injury that nearly paralyzed him, you can't expect him to be riding at full form this year dude.
  • 1 0
 ... dude, you totally missed the point of my comment, I love the athertons and Affy is awesome for coming back from an injury like that and doing as well as he has this season, did u really think someone would write a fucking comment like that.
  • 1 1
 Ah, I'm afraid I read 'plate' as 'place', I apologise, that was a knee-jerk reaction and wasn't cool.
  • 1 0
 no problem
  • 1 0
 mick exxton leg end

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