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About Greg Minnaar

Professional downhill mountain biker racing for Santa Cruz Syndicate.

Full Name:  Greg Minnaar
Nickname:  "GM"
Hometown:  Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Height:  188cm (6' 3")
Weight:  86kg (192lbs)
Birthdate:  November 13, 1981
Birthplace:  Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Favorite foods:  Sushi, Italian, Indian, Japanese
Foods I hate:  Kathy's health Brownies
Favorite drinks:  Coke, Mango Juice, Beer and Don Julio
High School:  Carter High School
Websites:
www.thetruecollection.com  
www.santacruzbicycles.com


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Championship Stats

2015 Silver medal World Champs - VALLNORD, Andorra
2013 World Champion - PIETERMARITZBURG, South Africa
2012 World Champion - LEOGANG, Austria
2010 Bronze medal World Champs - MONT SAINTE ANNE, Canada
2009 Silver medal World Champs - CANBERRA, Australia
2008 World Cup Series - Overall Champion
2006 Silver medal World Champs - ROTORUA, New Zealand
2005 Bronze medal World Champs - LIVIGNO, Italy
2005 World Cup Series - Overall Champion
2004 Silver medal World Champs - LES GETS, France
2003 World Champion - LUGANO, Switzerland
2001 Bronze medal World Champs - VAIL, USA
2001 World Cup Series - Overall Champion

 


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World Championship Medals

2015 -- Silver
2013 -- Gold
2012 -- Gold
2010 -- Bronze
2009 -- Silver
2006 -- Silver
2005 -- Bronze
2004 -- Silver
2003 -- Gold
2001 -- Bronze

 


 
 
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Career Downhill World Cup Podiums

Greg Minnaar has achieved 75 Downhill World Cup podiums as at 9 July 2017.

2017

LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland (1st)
VALLNORD, Andorra (2nd)
LEOGANG, Austria (3rd)
FORT WILLIAM, Scotland (1st)

2016

VALLNORD, Andorra (2nd)
LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland (3rd)
LEOGANG, Austria (5th)
FORT WILLIAM, Scotland (1st)

2015

WINDHAM, USA (2nd)
MONT SAINTE ANNE, Canada (4th)
LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland (1st)
LEOGANG, Austria (5th)
FORT WILLIAM, Scotland (1st)

2014

LEOGANG, Austria (2nd)
PIETERMARITZBURG, South Africa (3rd)

2013

HAFJELL, Norway (5th)
MONT SAINTE ANNE, Canada (4th) 
VAL DI SOLE, Italy (3rd) 

2012

HAFJELL, Norway (3rd)
VAL d'ISERE, France (4th)
MONT SAINTE ANNE, Canada (2nd)
VAL DI SOLE, Italy (2nd)
PIETERMARITZBURG, South Africa (1st)  

2011

LA BRESSE, France (1st)
LEOGANG, Austria (3rd)
FORT WILLIAM, Scotland (1st)
PIETERMARITZBURG, South Africa (2nd) 

2010

WINDHAM (NEW YORK), USA (2nd)
VAL DI SOLE, Italy (2nd)
CHAMPERY, Switzerland (2nd)
LEOGANG, Austria (1st)
FORT WILLIAM, Scotland (3rd)
MARIBOR, Slovenia (1st) 

2009

SCHLADMING, Austria (3rd)
BROMONT, Canada (1st)
MARIBOR, Slovenia (3rd)
FORT WILLIAM, Scotland (1st)
VALLNORD, Andorra (3rd)
PIETERMARITZBURG, South Africa (1st)

2008

SCHLADMING, Austria (5th)
CANBERRA, Australia (1st)
BROMONT, Canada (2nd)
MONT SAINTE ANNE, Canada (1st)
FORT WILLIAM, Scotland (1st)
VALLNORD, Andorra (3rd)
MARIBOR, Slovenia (5th)  

2007

SCHLADMING, Austria (3rd)
MONT SAINTE ANNE, Canada (2nd)
VIGO, Spain (3rd) 

2006

SCHLADMING, Austria (3rd)
MONT SAINTE ANNE, Canada (2nd)
WILLINGEN, Germany (2nd)
FORT WILLIAM, Scotland (3rd) 

2005

FORT WILLIAM, Scotland (2nd)
PILA, Italy (2nd)
ANGEL FIRE, New Mexico (1st)
BALNEARIO, Brazil (1st)
MONT SAINTE ANNE, Canada (2nd)
SCHLADMING, Austria (4th)
WILLINGEN, Germany (1st)
VIGO, Spain (2nd) 

2004

LIVIGNO, Italy (4th)
FORT WILLIAM, Scotland (1st) 

2003

KAPRUN, Austria (2nd)
MONT SAINTE ANNE, Canada (2nd)
ALPE d'HUEZ, France (5th)
FORT WILLIAM, Scotland (4th) 

2002

MONT SAINTE ANNE, Canada (3rd) 

2001

MONT SAINTE ANNE, Canada (2nd)
KAPRUN, Austria (1st)
LEYSIN, Switzerland (2nd)
ARAI MOUNTAIN, Japan (4th)
GROUSE MOUNTAIN, Canada (4th) 

2000

KAPRUN, Austria (5th)
VAIL, COLORADO, USA (5th) 


Career 4X World Cup Podiums

Further to his downhill success, Greg has also raked up some four-cross (4X) podiums during his illustrious career:  

2005

FORT WILLIAM, Scotland (5th)

2003

FORT WILLIAM, Scotland (1st)  

2002

TELLURIDE, COLORADO, USA (3rd) 

2001

LEYSIN, Switzerland (5th)