martes, 26 de julio de 2011

Dirt Riders MTB Merida | Rachel Aterthon (Downhill)


Rachel Atherton Laura (Nacido el 6 de Diciembre de 1987, cerca de Salisbury) es una ciclista profesional que se especializa en carreras de bicicleta de montaña cuesta abajo (Down Hill), ha sido campeona nacional en varias ocasiones. Ella comenzó a montar BMX a la edad de 8 y ciclismo de montaña, a la edad de 11 años. Fue nombrada deportista del año por “The Sunday Times " y la “BBC Midlands” en 2005 y luego en 2008.

Desde 2007 Rachel Atherton ha sido parte del equipo de carreras de Animal Commençal junto con sus hermanos Dan Atherton y Gee Atherton.

En junio de 2008 Rachel Atherton se convirtió en la primera mujer británica en ganar el Elite UCI Campeonato de Descenso del Mundo, al derrotar a la francesita Sabrina Jonnier el segundo clasificado, por 11,99 segundos en la final.


Palmares de esta poderosa chica DHera:

2002
1st DH, British National Mountain Biking Championships - Youth

2004
1st DH, British National Mountain Biking Championships
2nd DH, UCI Mountain Bike & Trials World Championships, Les Gets, France - Junior

2005
1st DH, European Mountain Bike Championships
1st DH, British National Mountain Biking Championships
1st DH, UCI Mountain Bike & Trials World Championships, Livigno, Italy - Junior


2006
2nd DH, British National Mountain Biking Championships
3rd DH, UCI Mountain Bike & Trials World Championships, Rotorua, New Zealand
1st DH, European Mountain Bike Championships
1st DH, Lisboa Downtown Championships, Lisbon, Portugal
1st DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Round 5, Balneario Camboriu
3rd DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Series Overall

2007
2nd DH, UCI Mountain Bike & Trials World Championships, Fort William
1st DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Round 5, Maribor
1st DH, Maxxis Cup, Round 1
1st DH, Sea Otter Classic
3rd DS, Sea Otter Classic
1st DH, NPS, Round 1
1st DH, NPS, Round 3, Moelfre
1st DH, NPS, Round 4, Caersws
2nd DH, NPS, Round 5, Innerleithen
1st Fat Face Night Race
1st Street Race, Edinburgh


2008
1st DH, Maxxis Cup, Gouveia, Portugal
1st DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Round 1, Maribor, Slovenia
1st DH, Alpine Bikes Winter series, Scotland
1st DH, Canadian Open, Kokanee Crankworx, Whistler, Canada
1st DH, Monster Energy Garbanzo Downhill, Kokanee Crankworx, Whistler, Canada
1st DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Round 2, Vallnord, Andorra
3rd DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Round 3, Fort William, Scotland
1st DH, UCI Mountain Bike & Trials World Championships, Trentino, Italy
1st DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Round 4, Mont-Sainte-Anne, Canada
1st DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Round 5, Bromont, Canada
2nd DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Round 6, Canberra, Australia
1st DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Round 7, Schladming, Austria
1st DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Series Overall

2009
En 2009 estuvo en recuperación después de un accidente en un entrenamiento y no compitió durante toda la temporada.

2010
1st DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Round 1, Maribor, Slovenia
1st DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Round 6, Windham, United States

Y todo lo que viene por delante...