Barrel's injury makes worlds downhill questionable

Fabien Barrel (Kona) crashed and injured himself just a few weeks before the world championships in Fort William, Scotland. His participation and level of performance at Worlds depend on a speedy recovery and are in doubt.

"After the race in Crankworx, I stayed an extra two days to ride and enjoy the tracks at Whistler," said Barrel. "But on the last day, two hours before leaving, I came around a corner and two riders were stopped in the middle of the track. I went off the track to avoid hitting them, and when I tried to get back, a rock on the path made me fly out to the other side and onto a bank.

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