She needs no introduction. The ‘grand dame’ of mountain biking and 2018 European Marathon Champion has managed to win ten World and nine European Championships (in cross-country and marathon) and also managed to secure the gold medal at the 2004 Olympics in Athens. To top it all off – Gunn-Rita is leading the all-time World Cup wins list with a total of 30 wins. With a professional mountain biking career that spans over more than 20 years, there is no sign of Gunn-Rita slowing down. However, rather than chasing the clock, Gunn-Rita has made her 2018 season the last active racing season and is now focusing on a new and exciting challenge ahead of her. Gunn-Rita is joining former teammate and fellow cross-country World Cup and World Championships winner, José Antonio Hermida, as a MERIDA brand ambassador.

Thank you for letting us be part of your incredible career, Gunn-Rita, and welcome to the team!