After three years on Trek, the Athertons will be racing with a new bike sponsor in 2019.
The Athertons delivered 11 World Cup wins, two World Cup overalls, three World Championships, three National Championships and last but not least, a win at Red Bull Hardline. The partnership will probably be best remembered for Rachel completing a 'perfect season', winning every World Cup race and the World Championships in 2016. They also helped Trek redesign the Session and introduce one of the first 29 inch downhill bikes to go on general sale.
As for the rest of the Trek team, Charlie Hatton will be continuing with the Atherton racing set up and following Gee and Rach to their new destination but it's a a goodbye to junior World Champion Kade Edwards who we suspect will be staying with Trek. Dan Atherton said, “Kade has been part of our team since he was 13 years old, his love for riding is infectious, we wish him well and can’t wait to see what he does in elites.”