SHARJAH JONSSON

Gravity Mountain Biker
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
D.O.B: 4 June 1999


From his earliest memories bikes have been apart of his life, starting off with Cross Country and Road racing before shifting all his focus to the gravity disciplines of Enduro and Downhill. Off the bike, Sharjah is an easy going, fun loving individual, growing up in Pietermaritzburg that could be translated to “probably getting up to mischief”. However there is no denying his dedication to the sport, already having raced two full seasons on the Enduro World Series as a privateer(self funded), having done whatever it took to make the dream a reality: sleeping in the rental car and on friends couches and hotel floors, building trails, working at a bike shop and even having started his own sock company to cover the costs of traveling and competing. Sharjah has an unwavered work ethic, one that long time mentor, Pietermaritzburg local and greatest Downhill Mountain Biker of all time Greg Minnaar can attest to.


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Brief career highlights:
• 2020 Downhill World Championships, Leogang
• 2020 Hogsback Enduro – 1st Overall
• 2019 UCI World Ranking for Enduro u/21 – 9th
• 2019 Selected for South African Enduro Trophy of Nations team
• 2019 National Enduro Championships u/21 – 1st