Meet the Athertons.
Animal Commencal Team Kit 2007
Animal are proud to roll into their 20th Anniversary year with the formation of the new Animal Commencal international mountain bike team and enter a new chapter with long-term team riders Dan, Gee and Rachel Atherton.
The UK freesport clothing brand is excited to unveil the 1st pictures of the new team race kit designed by Animal’s in house design department. Inspiration for the kit was taken from Animal’s original zebra stripe Velcro watch strap of 1987. As part of Animal’s 20th anniversary, selected team riders from pro teams across board and bike sports will carry exclusive zebra graphics. To complete the look Animal’s design department has generated the entire team look including, the Animal Commencal logo and bike decals. Over the forth coming weeks expect to see all new team truck designs, Dan Atherton’s helmet, posters and post cards.
Commencal’s passion for the sport coupled with their bikes world class performance and individual styling made the link with Animal an obvious choice. Animal sponsorship manager Steve Kitchin (founder of the Animal Mountain bike team in 1995) added “Dan, Gee and Rach joined the Animal program in 2002 as juniors, over the last four years they have taken the Animal team to a new level of International competition performance and freeride action. The Animal Commencal team is a perfect partnership and we look forward to moving into future with the Atherton’s in what promises to be their greatest years so far”
Look out for the team at the UCI World Cup, International freeride events and UK race circuit. Follow their progress at www.animal.co.uk and www.animalcommencal.com
The Animal website has been updated with the latest team images, the site is gender specific so you will need to click into the girls site to find Rachel.