thumb|300px|right|Gee Atherton vs Renault ClioThe UCI Worl Cup for Mountain Biking has got underway and it looks like 2011 will be another good year for Gee Atherton. The Britsh based World Cup Champion started off the defence of his downhill crown with 3rd in the opening downhill event. This result bettered previous results for the GeeMan, as he starts the long run up to next years London 2012 Olympics.
Gee Atherton is a bit of an internet hero when it comes to Mountain Biking. The brother of Dan Atherton and Rachael Atherton has used his bike to jump on snow and also has appeared in a TV show racing a car!. The Atherton family have their own website at Athertonracing and seem to be on course to be huge stars of London 2012 Check out this video here, of the Bike v Car episode but also on Gees Wiki page Gee Atherton Also have a look at his Bro Dan Atherton and sis Rach