Cédric Gracia is a French mountain biker who now lives in Andorra. He started his career as an athlete at 6 years old as a BMX rider and then a freestyle ski pro. Cedric Gracia, years later, became a mountain bike rider. He entered the professional mountain biking scene in 2001, then part of the Volvo/Cannondale team.
He races in downhill and four cross (4X) on the UCI World circuit. Gracia rode for the Rainer-Wurz Siemens Cannondale team between 1999 and 2005, before joining the Commencal team in 2006. In 2003 Cedric won the Red Bull Rampage, a massive freeride competition.
In 2008 he took part as a guest editor for the 20th anniversary issue of Mountain Biking UK (MBUK) magazine. In 2008, he also participated in the new Red Bull Rampage: Evolution. In addition, he recently won the Crankworx 4X competition. He also recently won the Urban Race in Brazil, Paris, Chile.
In 2010, Cedric has teamed up with Oakley, a few of his personal sponsors and Santa Cruz bikes to form the “Cedric Gracia Racing Brigade."
Q & A
When did you turn pro?
When I was 17
What are the events, wins, memories that stand out most throughout your career so far?
Worlds when I was still a Junior and 2003 Rampage
If there’s one thing that people in the industry would recognize you by, what would that be?
First at the bar : ) And of course, not taking the racing seriously most of the time
• Fun = riding • Vision = crowbar • Friend = important • Greenhouse = interesting • Gas = moto
When did you first start riding? Where/why?i
I started riding BMX as a little boy. 5 years old! Why? Because I had too much energy and my dad would have lost it if I wasn't involved in some kind of activities : ) Then I started BMX
What drives you to be sicker than everyone else?
I can race and party at the same time : )
If you had to date one person who would it be: Pamela Anderson after Tommy Lee, Snookie from Jersey Shore or your mom in the past like Michael J. Fox from Back to the Future?
I guess Pamela...even after Tommy. I will show her how it's done hahahahahahhahaha
If you had to share a bathroom with one Oakley rider, who would it NOT be and why?
Sarah Burke. Why? Because I'll get burned for sure because I will probably pee on the seat : )
Tell me a funny story about an Oakley rider...(We’ll never tell)
Too crazy to be told :) Ask Blick!
What’s the funniest thing that you’ve ever seen happen on a bike?
An OAKLEY athlete crashed in Fort William - and ended up in the little river on the side of the course
What’s the gnarliest thing you’ve ever seen happen on a bike?
360 on the big Oakley drop at Rampage
Talent…other than doing no handed pushups:
Bending a Redbull can with my Penis : ) hahahahahaha
The coolest and the most innovative people on the planet! And I love to be part of the team!
Dream vacation spot:
Would you rather get punched in the gut by Mr. T. or super roundhouse kicked in the face by Chuck Norris?
Chuck Norris, he fights like a girl : )
If the most interesting man in the world wanted to take your girlfriend out would you let him?
Of course! I am better than him anyway!
People would be super surprised if they knew that you…
Run around naked by my bed before I get to bed...My wife still doesn't understand
What tricks are you working on?
None. I need to keep my wheels on the ground to go faster
Be who you are!