Skip to main content

Barel out due to injury

Downhiller Fabien Barel (Subaru Pro Mountain Bike Team) is out of competition with an injury he sustained last weekend at the MTN National Series round four in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. He will have to sit out the opening World Cup competition in the same location.

Barel crashed during the practice session last Friday morning. The track was very slippery due to recent rains. And although he crashed at a relatively low speed, he hit his knee on a stump and suffered a dislocation of his knee.

After a visit to the hospital, he was released with a splint and no broken bones, but suspected ligament damage. Barel is travelling back to his home in France where he will rest and recover and then begin preparing for the rest of the season.

Thank you for reading 5 articles this month*

Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

after your trial you will be billed £4.99 $7.99 €5.99 per month, cancel anytime. Or sign up for one year for just £49 $79 €59

Join now for unlimited access

Try your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

Sue George is an editor at Cyclingnews.  She coordinates all of the site's mountain bike race coverage and assists with the road, 'cross and track coverage.