It's been another great weekend for the Atherton family as Gee took the podium at the Red Bull Hardline Finals.

Once again riders took to the hills around Dinas Mawddwy for the fifth Red Bull Hardline event.

Saturday was misty with on and off showers all morning, but the riders were all ready to race, excited to try the 2018 additions to the course as they got comfortable with the track over two days of practise on Wednesday and Thursday.

On Saturday the innovative track, designed by Gee's brother Dan, was very slippery after a day of rain which saw practise abandoned, and despite frantic running repairs, many of the riders were struggling with the cold.

Dan Atherton said: "There is no way to ride this course if you aren't 100 per cent on top form and 100 per cent committed to the race, so I chose to make myself useful to the dig crew and the other riders."

Morning practise was tough, with Gee Atherton adding: "That was so hard – particularly on the technical sections. Really sticky and so physical."

But that didn't deter Gee, who took the qualifiers with a win in three minutes, 15 seconds. Charlie Hatton, a member of Atherton Academy, also made it through the qualifiers.

In the finals Charlie roared into the hotseat in 3:18, seven seconds clear of the field and enough for third place – his first Hardline podium.

Gee put all of his Hardline demons behind him, taking the win in 3:06, five seconds clear of the field.

"Red Bull Hardline is so intense, it's testament to how hard it is that it's taken me five years to win it," Gee added.

"But now I've done it once, I want to do it again next year."