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iLike Interview - Rachel Atherton

Rachel Atherton
Rachel Atherton

2015 was definitely Rachel Atherton‘s year. Winner of the 2015 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup after an impressive 6 wins in a row, she was recently crowned 2015 UCI Mountain Bike World Champion in Vallnord. The British rider dominates the women’s Downhill scene more than ever, and we already look forward to seeing her next year. Now that the 2015 UCI season is over, Rachel told us what she likes most in life…


Name: Rachel Atherton
Age: 27
Nickname: Rachybox
Discipline: Mountain Bike Downhill
Main success: Triple Elite World Champion (2008, 2013 and 2015) and 4 times World Cup overall winner (2008, 2012, 2013 and 2015) – I always find it impossible to chose between those

Rachel Atherton - 2015 UCI Mountain Bike World Champion

An actor/actress: Gandalf... 
A TV series: The Tudors
A movie: Up!
A song: Jamie xx Edit of The XX Sunset
An artist: Akut1
A book: Endurance by Ernest Shackleton
A colour: Yellow
A meal: A good BBQ
A country: Italy or Norway
A race: A good local race, I love the atmosphere, chat and how inspired I get being with the core people in the sport. Don't get to them as much as I’d like though :-( or World Champs Val Di Sole 2008 for first time; winning with Geeman white shirts, sunlight, gold, good memories!
Another cyclist: Hans “No Way” Rey. He is such a good guy, he knows so much about the world!
Another sport: Downhill Skiing
A sport person: Lindsey Vonn - her determination, focus and power is awesome to see. And Jamie Anderson because she feels the world in her heart.
3 things that you would take with you on a desert island: A music system, a kayak and my dog!
A person who inspire you: Probably Jamie Anderson because I want to live more gently, or Geeman, he never fails to surprise and impress me.
A motto: Those who forget the past are condemned to repeat it...
A dream: Wales without a winter

Something people don't know about you: I can rap the entire Eminem song "the real slim shady"

Rachel Atherton - UCI Mountain Bike World Cup / Fort William


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