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, 2018 was her final World Cup racing season, and Gunn-Rita has joined the illustrious group of MERIDA brand ambassadors. Similarly to her former teammate José Hermida, Gunn-Rita will share her knowledge and experience with the MERIDA R&D team, keep encouraging people to ride their bikes and still dabble in selected events.      

To recap her outstanding career, we have created a little tribute video that shows the highlights of her 20+ year long active racing career as well we the other elements of her life of being a mother, wife, and cycling ambassador.