Fabien Barel

With some new teammates and a new bike in the pipeline, Fabien Barel's looking forward to the start of the race season. Picture by Jérémie Reuiller (www.reuiller.com) / Mavic SAS
Apprehensive faces all round? Must be one of Fabien's notorious trail briefings! Picture by Jérémie Reuiller (www.reuiller.com) / Mavic SAS
You can thank these three for Mavic's latest Notch gear – French enduro aces Jerome Clementz, Fabien Barel and Anne-Caroline Chausson. Picture by Jérémie Reuiller ©MavicSAS
Fabien Barel gets some air under his tyres on his new Canyon Strive. Picture by Markus Greber
Fabien Barel knows a thing or two about braking after winning three World Championships. Picture by Russell Burton
2012
Mark Weir makes the most of his last day on Moroccan soil. Picture by Alex Tyler / Eyesdown Films
The trails were rough and unforgiving - not that former DH world champ Fabien Barel seemed to notice... Picture by Alex Tyler/Eyesdown Films
Fabien Barel won the Downhill World Championships not just once but three times. Here he is the first time in 1998, as a fresh-faced junior
Mark Weir and the boys had a blast in Morocco. Picture by Alex Tyler/Eyesdown Films