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FORT WILLIAM HOSTS GLOBAL PREMIERE OF GREG MINNAAR DOCUMENTARY ‘NOT DONE YET’

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FORT WILLIAM HOSTS GLOBAL PREMIERE OF GREG MINNAAR DOCUMENTARY ‘NOT DONE YET’

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The phrase Greatest Of All Time (GOAT) gets thrown around a lot, but in Greg Minnaar’s case, there’s no better description. The 42-year-old South African is the most successful elite men’s UCI Downhill World Cup rider in history and has chalked up 23 UCI World Cup wins from his 60 podium appearances during a career that started in 1997.

The Pietermaritzburg-born pinner has picked up three UCI World Cup overall titles (2001, 2005 and 2008) in that time, as well as four UCI Downhill World Championships (2003, 2012, 2013 and 2021).

Despite his living legend status, the GOAT still isn’t ready to hang up his full-face helmet, as the documentary ‘Not Done Yet’ proves. Premiering globally at an event he attended in person at Highland Cinema, Fort William yesterday evening (Tuesday, April 30), the 45-minute film will also be broadcast at 9pm BST today (Wednesday, May 1) on Eurosport UK.

The film covers the highlights of Minnaar’s 20-plus-year career at the top of downhill mountain biking and follows his preparation for the 2023 UCI Downhill World Championships, where he was hoping to conclude his career on an all-time high. Hosted on the iconic Fort William course where Minnaar has a record seven wins, he was one of the favorites to take the rainbow jersey for a fifth time until a mechanical in his final’s run meant he couldn’t finish the race.

Speaking after the global premiere, Greg Minnaar said:

It was an amazing documentary capturing the events as they unfolded. I enjoyed seeing the historical footage as it brought back such good memories. I've been racing over two decades and the film showed that very well. I'm excited for what this season will bring and the film showed my new, exciting role with Norco Race Division.

The documentary’s global premiere kick started a big week for downhill mountain biking in Scotland’s Fort William, with the first UCI Downhill World Cup of the 2024 season coming to town this weekend.

All eyes will be on Minnaar for more reasons than usual too with it his first race since ending a 16-year relationship with Santa Cruz and switching teams from Santa Cruz Syndicate to Norco Factory Racing.

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