Athertons Attack at 2013 British National Championships

Jul 21, 2013 at 12:30
by Laurence Crossman-Emms  
The 2013 British National Championships by Borderline Events took place in Llangynog, North Wales, this weekend, and what a weekend of racing! Two amazing days of weather in the Welsh valley saw the Athertons once again take the double win, with both Gee and Rachel retaining their National coloured jerseys and continuing their dominating winning streak.

Gee Atherton on his way to the win at the British National Championships 2013 Llangynog - Laurence CE -

Elite Men Top 5 Results
1: Gee Atherton
2: Joe Smith
3: Greg Williamson
4: Matt Simmonds
5: Sam Dale

1 Gee Atherton 2 Joe Smith 3 Greg Williamson 4 Matt Simmonds 5 Sam Dale - Laurence CE -

Elite Women Top 5 Results
1: Rachel Atherton
2: Manon Carpenter
3: Jess Stone
4: Traharn Chidley
5: Jess Greaves

Rachel pinned taking the double win with Gee at the 2013 British National Championships - Laurence CE -
1 Rachel Atherton 2 Manon Carpenter 3 Jess Stone 4 Traharn Chidley 5 Jess Greaves - Laurence CE -

Full Results to come!

Photos: Laurence Crossman-Emms //


  • 66 2
 Atherton double win!!! Wasn't expecting that Wink
  • 14 1
 Well done Athertons family Salute
  • 23 0
 How many doubles has it been this year so far with the nationals and UC cup wins?
  • 18 1
  • 25 0
 6 if you include polygon air at crankworx les 2 alpes
  • 3 3
 I was including that...
  • 2 3
 You weren't 2 world cups 2 nationals national champs and polygon air is 6 ??
  • 3 0
 Is it the bike or the Athertons ??
  • 2 4
 Um... What am I missing? You just listed 5...
  • 2 0
 2 bds rounds 2 World Cup rounds Air DH National champs 6.
  • 19 0
 Commas are helpful.. Wink 2 bds rounds, 2 World Cup rounds, Air DH, National champs; 6.
  • 3 0
 oh, Cool, thanks
  • 2 1
 typed that last comment on my phone and it was meant to be on seperate lines, hence the lack of commas Smile
  • 2 0
 Last year was Gwin... Now Atherton... Next year...???
  • 17 0
 Track was mint

Great job to Borderline Events

Oh & congrats to the Athertons Smile
  • 12 5
 Yeah congratulations and all, but someone please beat them, just for one race? It's getting a bit boring Razz
  • 12 0
 nobody was ever going to beat them here, this is their home turf but yeah, they're on an unbelievable roll this year. I say bring it on! It can only bring out some more exciting racing!
  • 28 2
 Next weeks poll: Who still wants the Athertons to win?
  • 10 1
 Sam's going to win next weekend.
  • 4 0
 Yeah Joseph Smith! Good showing by team CRC.
  • 3 0
 Peaty seeded 1st over gee by a second and was up at the split on Finals, But he crashed near the bottom! Almost ended the dominance
  • 3 0
 Atherwin anybody? Gee wizz
  • 16 0
 Great weekend. Go Athertons! But such a shame for Peaty, he quali'd 1st and was up at the split on his race run.
  • 14 1
 Everyone hating on the GT's, it does have to do something with the new bikes, they weren't winning double wins multiple times with the older bikes and not even on their previous sponsors, hell even pinkbike liked the new fury
  • 2 0
 Yup everyone hates on Gt bikes. Yet they are they are and always have been cutting edge tech. Even my old 2006 idrive climbs and better on rooty single track than any other bikes i have rented. Outside the box they are are..
  • 3 0
 The Athertons have been winning races for years, on various different bikes; Giant, Commencal and now GT. I don't think the fact that they have been super consistent this year is because of the bike they are on its because they are, and always have been consistently at the top of their game with the odd setback here and there. Even when Gee wasn't winning he was easily one of the most consistent riders, rarely off of a podium spot for at least 5 years now, same for Rach. Of course the GT bikes are really good and hopefully their popularity will increase in light of the Athertons' successes this year. It's just a crap argument that takes away from the hard work of the riders when someone says they are winning 'cos they have better bikes I think. One love
  • 11 1
  • 8 0
 greggy williamson quality.... good effort
  • 5 0
 Nah keep winning Athertons, go for the perfect season, never been done! New GTs and more importantly the total package on the bikes must be good, both Rach and Gee killing it..
  • 1 0
 Yess! I see a flawless season ahead!!
  • 7 0
 Good effort willyskin
  • 3 1
 Dan: "Cough....cough... I got third at the Mega!"
Gee & Rach: "Your adopted by the way"

I kid, I kid, they are doing the nation proud, keep it up all 3 of you!
  • 1 0
Dan: hello,


I'm in the family too... Please...
  • 4 0
 Awesome racing and banging shots as usual Laurence!!!
  • 6 1
 Gee T
  • 6 5
 Someone stop this madness! Lol. Major props to GT and the Athertons for representing....too bad GTs are on the bottom of my list of bikes to own.
  • 2 4
 Same here.
  • 9 1
 but this new Gee.T is up on my list LOL
  • 4 0
 The new bike is light years ahead of the old ones. Not saying it is at the top of any list, but way better than before.
  • 6 4
 Sadness, GTs should be at the top of way more lists. I put away several way more expensive bikes when I pedalled a force. I'm never owning a XC or AM bike without I-Drive again.
  • 1 0
 But why? Clearly, they're quite good?
  • 19 0
 I thought i-drive was owned by apple ????
  • 1 0
 @justincs----that's funny. Ha!
  • 4 1
 I'd love one of them GT fury's
  • 2 0
 Let's see a pair of Triple Crowns!!! Nat's, World's and World Cup!!! Go Athertons!!
  • 2 0
 Most notable result surely Innes Graham in Junior, time that would have placed 7th in the big boys. Jeezo.
  • 2 0
 Steve was so close to getting it! Absolutely gutted for him!
  • 3 1
 Good as it get's,congrats to the Athertons!
  • 2 0
 Props to Jess Stone! That's awesome!
  • 3 1
 Athertons + 2014 Fury = UNSTOPPABLE
  • 1 0
 GT team awesome results will turn the polling of most wanted bike i guess Big Grin
  • 1 0
 Congrats, making us all proud as riders and wrenches in a GT shop, big ups to the Atherton family and GT!
  • 1 0
 Gee is recovering all the 1st he missed in his long career... always use to be 2nd and 4th...
  • 2 0
 Stoked awesome weekend
  • 1 0
 anyone know where i can watch this
  • 2 0
 dont bother live replay is shit. wait for dirtmags edit
  • 2 1
 The ATH-ATTACK strikes again!!!! :-D
  • 5 2
  • 1 3
 mine is a cleverer play on words :-P
  • 1 0
 damn Gee is killing it this year, this guy is just a machine
  • 1 0
 Athertons are Gwinning! Trollolo!
  • 2 1
 About time those CRC boys are on the podium. Keep it up for Vallnord!
  • 1 0
 Wonder y rachel isn't rocking the new oakleys..maybe not female friendly?
  • 2 2
 Go Gee!
  • 2 2
  • 1 2
 Gt have to be making a fortune of the back of all these double wins
  • 3 6
 It should be "Athertons Attack...", not "Atherton's Attack."
  • 4 2
 Can be either...
  • 5 0
 Or Athertons' Attack, grammar captain.
  • 2 2
 T1mb0, it can't be either, but it can be "Athertons' Attack".
  • 4 1
 Yes, it can still be correct without the apostrophe. Owls attack mice. The owl's attack caught four mice. Athertons attack the race track. The Atherton's attack won them both medals.
  • 1 0
 Honzo, their surname is Atherton, not Athertons

I guess though we're splitting hairs over what us Americanese and English language. :p
  • 3 1
 You can't have plural and possessive together, you have to rephrase the sentence if you want that; "Athertons' " is just completely wrong and "Atherton's" is incorrect for the title statement, what's written in the title is correct - "Athertons" = Plural, as they both won.

If you wanted to indicate possessive also, it would be "Atherton's attacks".
  • 1 0
 They corrected it.
  • 6 1
 I come to Pinkbike not for the bike stuff, but the regular grammar arguments! That's where the real drama is... :-)
  • 2 0
 @ctd07 athertons' attack is perfectly fine, as it is the attack of the athertons.
  • 2 0
 This was the best comment block on pinkbike today.
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