Video: The Rider Behind 'The Legend of Tommy G'

Nov 6, 2020
by Canyon  


Find out where it all started for Tommy G

In May this year, Anthill Films dropped ‘The Legend of Tommy G’.

Epic in every sense of the word- the edit features Tommy doing what he does best- throwing huge shapes on every bike in his stable.

Shot on location at the insane Bike Kingdom, Lenzerheide, the combination of camera work, riding skills and creativity has been recognised by one of the mainstays of action sports movies- receiving a nomination for the Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival, happening this week.

Bike Kingdom Tommy G Thomas Genon Anthill Films Legend of Bike Kingdom

If you haven’t seen the full edit yet, head over to the Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival website to take it all in, and check out some of the other amazing work nominated this year.

Bike Kingdom Tommy G Thomas Genon Anthill Films Legend of Bike Kingdom

Want to find out more about the Legend himself? Read on to find what brought Tommy into the sport and what makes him tick now:

'If I wanna ride bikes everyday, then it has to be my job'

bigquotesI remember trying to learn tailwhips, at like thirteen. 25 tries, 4 times a week, when you are 13 years old? You end up crying because you cannot do itTommy G

Tommy’s determination brought him through what could be described as a quiet childhood to an incredible win at Crankworx Joyride in 2012, just weeks after his first ever Crankworx event.

Since then things have gotten bigger for Tommy- the terrain, the jumps, the bikes.

Bike Kingdom Tommy G Thomas Genon Anthill Films Legend of Bike Kingdom

What does Tommy ride?

Competing at the iconic Red Bull Rampage since 2012, Tommy’s Canyon Senders in recent years have been put through the ringer. Now focussed on making his Rampage bike burly enough for the biggest hits, but shaving weight where he can, so he can pull the biggest tricks

Never far from Tommy’s side is his Stitched hardtail. Playing a part in the development of the current Stitched, and still the bike which sees the most action day to day. It’s the bike where the work gets done, and the new tricks get dialled in.

The Torque is there as the in-between option. When it’s a day to leave the hardtail at home, and hit some monster jumps, or smash some bikepark laps with the crew- the Torque is the go to.

Don’t forget to head over to the Film Festival to check out the full edit.


Video: Anthill Films
Images: S Lorence

MENTIONS: @Canyon-PureCycling


12 Comments

  • 19 0
 Is he related to Ali?
  • 2 1
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  • 5 0
 A few years ago he saw my kid sending at the skate bowl in whistler and he totally took time out to hang with him and encourage him rather than just think about his slope style comp that was only a day away. That shaped my son's Emmett's riding; so he not only makes a impact on free ride and slope style when he is on the bike but in my opinion even more of an impact by being who is is to the people around him when he is on his bike!
  • 2 0
 Lol, 25 times a day, 4 times a week .... I tried for whips way more than that! The day I finally landed one I tried to do it again and get it on film. 100 tries later I slammed my foot on the ground and blew my ACL. Welp, thats that ... lol.
  • 6 1
 A true legend!
  • 4 6
 Feels debatable.
  • 4 0
 always a pleasure to watch him ride; a very unique style.
  • 1 0
 If you want to hear more from Tommy and the Bike Kingdom shoot, including his plans to beat Aaron Gwin on the World Cup, check out this podcast: podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/until-sunset/id1498260945?i=1000484877552
  • 1 0
 Tommmmmmmmy! Really impressed with what he's been able to get done at Rampage. Keep it up.
  • 2 0
 THIS IS THE WAY.
  • 1 0
 Hopefully we'll see him at Rampage 2021!
  • 1 0
 T has some of the best style on a bike. Keep those 360 flatties coming!

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