At the Atherton Commencal team launch at Llandegla, North Wales, yesterday Rachel Atherton and Dan Atherton both announced that they would not be racing the first round of the Downhill Mountainbike World Cup in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.

Rachel and her brother Dan stated they were not 100% recovered from their 2010 injuries and will start their 2011 racing World Cup campaign at Fort William in June.

Stay tuned for an indepth DirtTV video interview with Dan, Gee and Rachel Atherton coming soon.

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