First of all: this is a somewhat commercially motivated question, so please feel free not to contribute or to blame me for misusing this forum. The later is not the intention as I hope that the topic is interesting for other users, too.
Which female or male biker would you recommend as a guest speaker for an international brand conference? He or she is preferably a current or former active racer (gravity preferred but not a must) with some VIP-appeal. Sporting success would be great, charisma is more important though. Topic of the speech should be to introduce the audience (international brand managers and general managers) to the sport of mountainbiking, e.g. the essence of going for a ride, the lifestyle around cycling, different styles of biking, major innovations and at the end of the speech open questions.
Writing this it could also be a journalist. So I extend the questions a little:
if not a racer, which journalist or other 'bike person' would you recommend for the same job?
Many thanks for any contribution!