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Athertons join Commencal team

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Cycling News
Published:
January 25, 2007, 0:00 GMT,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 22:09 BST
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MTB news & racing round-up for January 25, 2007

Commencal announced that Rachel, Dan, and Gee Atherton have joined the Animal-Commencal team for...

Commencal announced that Rachel, Dan, and Gee Atherton have joined the Animal-Commencal team for 2007. They will ride alongside world cup competitor Cedric Gracia. All are looking forward to the World Championships at Fort William from the September 3-9, 2007. In the meantime, look for the team at all the world cup events, Sea Otter, the Crankworx Festival, and numerous Red Bull events.

24-year-old Dan is the oldest family member. He's a former national champion and one to watch in downhill, 4X, and slopestyle competitions. Younger brother Gee has an outstanding 2006 with five trips to the world cup podium and a win in the European championships. Former junior world champion and younger sister, Rachel, completed her first year in the senior women's ranks during which she won her first world cup and took a bronze at the world championships.

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