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AARON GWIN CONFIRMED AS DOWNHILL AMBASSADOR FOR THE WHOOP UCI MOUNTAIN BIKE WORLD SERIES

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AARON GWIN CONFIRMED AS DOWNHILL AMBASSADOR FOR THE WHOOP UCI MOUNTAIN BIKE WORLD SERIES

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Five-time UCI Downhill (DHI) World Cup overall winner will also be part of the commentary line-up for the first four DHI rounds of the WHOOP UCI Mountain Bike World Series.

Today, Aaron Gwin, the five-time UCI Downhill World Cup overall winner and most successful American downhill mountain biker of all time, is announced as a downhill (DHI) Ambassador for the WHOOP UCI Mountain Bike Series.

The 36-year-old Californian is one of the most decorated mountain bike downhill athletes of all times, securing wins at 20 UCI World Cup rounds for a total of 50 podiums in UCI World Cups and UCI World Championships since his elite debut in 2008. 

The first of his five overall titles came in 2011, when he won five of the season’s seven races and finished on the podium in the other two. The following season saw him continue his dominance to take back-to-back overall titles, while he remained the most consistent rider between 2015 and 2017. His most famous victory though came at the Leogang UCI Downhill World Cup in 2015, when he charged to the finish relying on gravity alone when his chain snapped moments after leaving the start hut. 

As well as being an official Ambassador, Aaron Gwin will also be joining the commentary line-up for the first four DHI rounds of the WHOOP UCI Mountain Bike World Series, starting this weekend at Fort William in Scotland, Great Britain. He will bring his decades of experience to the commentary booth and provide unrivalled insight into the racing – from the lines the riders are choosing to the specific bike set-up required for each course. After the round in Val di Sole (Italy), he plans on returning to racing with his new team, Gwin Racing.

Aaron Gwin said: “I’m really excited to come on board as a DHI Ambassador for the WHOOP UCI Mountain Bike World Series and join Ric McLaughlin in the commentary box for the first four UCI World Cup rounds of the downhill season. I hope to give the fans additional insight into what is going through a rider’s mind as they navigate each race and what it’s like to be on the other side of the tape.

 

Chris Ball, Vice President of Cycling Events at Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) Sports Europe, added:
 
Our mission is to better connect fans all around the world with mountain biking’s riders and stories, opening up even more engagement opportunities to support the continued growth of the sport.

We’re delighted to bring on Aaron Gwin as our DHI Ambassador and commentator for the first four downhill mountain bike races of the WHOOP UCI Mountain Bike World Series which epitomises our strategy of harnessing the best experts to constantly improve our coverage offer to truly unlock the power of our sport.”

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