Video: Gee Atherton vs David Knight

When you put together two professional racing superstars, something cool is bound to happen. Let’s take Gee Atherton and David "Knighter" Knight for example. Atherton is a professional racing cyclist who specializes in downhill and four cross mountain bike racing. He is also a multiple national champion, multiple World Cup winner, and 2010 downhill World Cup Champion. David "Knighter" Knight is a three-time world champion enduro rider from the Isle of Man.

Now, give them two bikes to toil around with, put them together, and what do you get? This ultimate challenge of man versus machine took place at the home of UK mountain biking, Fort William.

Atherton is a little bit more familiar with this track, after all he has been practicing here for around three years, but will this be enough to take on Knight? To be honest, we don’t really care. What we do care about is that we got the chance to watch these two guys battle it out while proving that they absolutely know what they are doing.

For the sake of our sanity; please don’t try this at home.


Source: Red Bull

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  (1023) posted on 01.12.2011

It is not fair, Gee was familiar with the track, practicing there for years.

  (1333) posted on 01.12.2011

I wonder who would have won if they had started at the bottom? anyway i thought it was great!

  (692) posted on 01.6.2011

both fantastic riders, but you can’t beat local knowledge and familiarity, David Knight given some time to know that track would take it ! But Gee Atherton is amazing.... real guts !

  (777) posted on 01.6.2011

Both are legends. But for Gee Atherton to win on a bicycle is quite something.Downhill mountain biking is insane stuff! Great vid.

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