Podcast: Gee Atherton Shares His Thoughts on the Proposed UCI DH Schedule

Jun 30, 2020
by Andrew Neethling  
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Gee Atherton is easily one of the most successful MTB Downhillers of his time. The 2-time World Champion catches up with the show to discuss the newly released UCI schedule and his injury.
He is excited about the potential of the new format. Racing will look to resume in Lenzerheide, SUI on 5-6 Sep 2020. What will racing look like with some rounds hosting 2 races in the same week?




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14 Comments

  • 2 0
 Can’t wait for racing to start !
It may be different but hey it’s still racing ????
  • 5 1
 Not looking promising with the EU banning travelers from the US and cases continuing to rise here.
  • 1 0
 @chriskneeland: there are not that many riders from North America... But it's still iffy... Cases are rising a bit here too since we relaxed the restrictions
  • 1 0
 @tonydeluxe: Well, hope AG will make it Wink
  • 3 0
 @chriskneeland: sucks for the US riders but I don’t see them holding up the entire World Cup because a few American riders can’t get into Europe.
  • 2 0
 @sino428: To be fair, baseball has the World Series. Not much "world" involved.
  • 1 0
 Is he running a Continental or a blacked out DHF on there?
  • 4 0
 I think it's a G5. Remnants from the trek days. I was wondering the same thing. Either that or it's a yet to be released conti dhf clone. Gee did say in another interview that they're working on something new. Also in Rachel's last youtube video Gee makes a cameo and hes on a bike with DHRS front and rear, and Dan's bike has G5s on it. hope so because the contis are an generation behind in my opinion. A minion clone with the black chili rubber would probably be pretty good.
  • 1 0
 @Trudeez: They probably have a warehouse full.. Big Grin
  • 2 0
 @Trudeez: der kaiser is a super fantastic...rear tire.., so, agree, for front tire lacks a little bit
  • 1 0
 I know it's not a DHF, but not familiar enough with other similar ones...
  • 1 0
 @Lagr1980: i agree, the der kaiser is a nice rear tire.
  • 1 0
 It would also make sense in my mind for the Athertons to be riding competitors tires if Conti is developing something new. Especially if they're searching for certain characteristics so they can baseline "our tire vs test tire A" kind if thing. So maybe that's why they've been spotted on several different competitors iterations of the same tire (the minion clones).
  • 1 0
 @Trudeez: Minion clones: Minion Minions?

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