Fabien Barel: My Way – The Story Of His World Championship Victories


With three World titles to his name, when Fabien announced his retirement last year it brought to an end a career that has been enjoyed by many and an inspiration to riders all over the World.

Fabien recently got together with the guys at MTBcut to put together this amazing short film documenting his career and in particular his World Championship victories. The film follows Fabien from an early age right through to his retirement in 2011 and features some of the most prominent names in the sport such as Steve Peat, Nico Vouilloz and Tracy Moseley. It looks at the highs and lows of racing and perhaps more interestingly the unique drive, professionalism and focus that Fabien brought to the DH scene – something that has paved the way for the sport that we all know and love today.

“Stu Thomson from MTBcut came to me with this project and idea. To be honest, I wasn’t sure about revisiting the past, as I always try to look forward. I must say however that it is a great opportunity to promote the stories, experience and message of many year of racing – there is all my emotion in this movie as I share my experiences. Doing it all made me realize that racing is a great school for life. I know what I was, I know what I could have been and know what I am, racing built my heart for ever! I would like to thanks Stu for his great work and friendship, my family for their support and all the people who have been involved in the film: Nico Vouilloz, Steve Peat, Tracy Moseley, Steve Jones, Chris Porter, John Gibson, and Dan Jarvis. ” – Fabien Barel

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