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World champ aiming to scupper Colin's hat-trick bid

By Robert Jones

Published 08/10/2016

Mucking in: Red Bull Athlete and two-time downhill World Champion Gee Atherton on the Mourne Mountains course ahead of Red Bull Foxhunt tomorrow
Mucking in: Red Bull Athlete and two-time downhill World Champion Gee Atherton on the Mourne Mountains course ahead of Red Bull Foxhunt tomorrow

The Red Bull Foxhunt returns to Rostrevor this weekend. Selling out in under two hours, the fifth edition of Red Bull Foxhunt will take place tomorrow on the hills of the exquisite Mourne Mountains in Co Down when over 400 riders will hit the specially designed course in a bid to outrun two-time downhill World Champion, Gee Atherton.

The pack will tear through 3.5km of unforgiving downhill course through mud-spattered forests and hair-raising sprints at speeds in excess of 50kpm.

Aiming to retain his title will be former Downhill National Champion and Lisburn local, Colin Ross, who holds two consecutive Foxhunt titles to his name. He'll be attempting to outrun Gee and claim his hat-trick among a mass of eager riders.

However, Gee won't be outrun easily and is determined to end Colin's winning streak.

Speaking to RedBull.com recently he said:

"Twice running I have been beaten by Colin Ross - he'd better watch out this year, I'm coming for him!"

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