Greg Williamson


Athlete Profile

Name: Greg Williamson

Nick Name: G-Willy

Date of Birth: June 8, 1992

Current Team: UNNO Factory Racing
Bike:
UNNO Ever 27.5

Height (cm): 183
Weight (kg): 85
Residence: Inverness, Scotland

Website:
https://www.instagram.com/gregwilliamson1/?hl=en

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Questionnaire

Why do you ride: It’s the most fun I can have. It makes me happy.
What/who started you racing: My Mum, she took me to my first race, which was a Primary School MTB cross country race

Weakness: Time, not enough hours in a day!
Most important people in your life and career: Family and friends
Racing since: 2006
Professional since: 2013
Best part of racing: I'd say winning, but best parts are for me when you start seeing that progression and ticking off those goals you set
Hardest part: Dealing with injuries on a race weekend
Worst moment in career: 2017 World Championships in Cairns. I put a lot of work into that particular race but crashed practice and injured my hip. I knew I could do well that weekend, I was super focused, but had to race with a lot of pain to to come in 12th
Best moment in career: National Championships 2016
General career goals: Be a World Champion

Favourite food: Pizza
Favourite music: Everything!
Best idea of having good time: Group ride followed by BBQ then out for drinks
Favourite place to travel to: The Caribbean
Most respected mountain bike rider: Sam Hill
Other most respected athletes: Jeffrey Herlings 

Favourite riding spots and courses: Coronet Peak, Queenstown, New Zealand
Advice to beginners: Do what makes you happy!
Other sports: Motocross & Jet Skiing
Other interests: Music, Skiing
If I was not a professional mountain biker….. I'd probably be a fruit and veg wholesaler

Objectives for 2019:

  • World Cup Podium
  • British National Champion
  • Win a World Cup race

Career Highlights

  • 2017 British National Champion
  • 2016 British National Champion
  • 6th Place Cairns World Cup 2016
  • 6th Place Leogang World Cup 2016
  • 7th Place Fort William World Cup 2016
  • 8th 2016 World Championships – Val Di Sole, Italy

Race Results

Year 2018

  • Enduro World Series #7 - Ainsa Sobrarbe (ESP) - 44th
  • World Cup Downhill Overall - 39th
  • World Cup DH #7 - La Bresse (FRA) - 49th
  • World Cup DH #6 - Mont-Sainte-Anne - 17th
  • British Downhill Championships - Elite - 3rd
  • World Cup DH #4 - Val Di Sole (ITA) - 78th
  • World Cup DH #3 - Leogang (AUT) - 19th
  • World Cup DH #2 - Fort William (SCO) - 58th
  • British DH Series - Fort William (SCO) - 2nd
  • World Cup DH #1 - Losinj (CRO) - 18th
  • British Downhill Series Cwmcarn, Wales (GBR) - 8th

Year 2017

  • World Championships DH - 14th
  • World Cup Downhill Overall - 29th
  • World Cup DH #7 - Val Di Sole (ITA) - 12th
  • British Downhill Championships - Elite - 1st
  • World Cup DH #6 - Mont-Sainte-Anne - 24th
  • World Cup DH #4 - Vallnord (AND) - 18th
  • World Cup DH #3 - Leogang (AUT) - 45th
  • iXS Downhill - Winterburg (GER) - 1st
  • World Cup DH #1 - Lourdes (FRA) - 13th

Year 2016

  • British Downhill Championships - Elite - 1st
  • World Championships DH - 8th
  • World Cup Downhill Overall - 16th
  • World Cup DH #6 - Mont-Sainte-Anne - 13th
  • World Cup DH #4 - Leogang (AUT) - 6th
  • World Cup DH #3 - Fort William (SCO) - 7th
  • World Cup DH #2 - Cairns (AUS) - 6th
  • World Cup DH #1 - Lourdes (FRA) - 22nd