A Racer's Dream - The Full Length Movie

Dec 18, 2013
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A Racer's Dream by Hutchinson UR UCI Elite Downhill mountain biking team.

This is a movie that shows downhill mountain biking from a different point of view. Hutchinson UR team is used to making web videos that show a lot of the fun and the bright side of mountain bike racing, with the traveling, the riding and the podiums. A Racer's Dream gives you an insight on all of the above but also shows the other side of the sport with the injuries, the doubts, the research and development, the hard training, the preparation and at the end, the ruthless judgement of the clock.

Follow closely Mick and Tracey Hannah, Fabien Cousinié and Guillaume Cauvin through 14 months of preparation towards their biggest goal of the year : The Downhill World Championships in South Africa.

Becoming World Champion is a racer's dream, it's their dream.

This movie was made possible thanks to the help of Polygon, Alltricks, Formula, 100%, Alpinestars and Fox Racing Shox.

The team would like to thank all their sponsors for their support: Hutchinson, Polygon, Alltricks.com, Alpinestars, Fox Shox, Bluegrass, Ride 100%, Spank, E-thirteen, Formula, Mavic, Crankbrothers, VP Components, Sony, FiveTen, ODI, JetBlack, Fizik, Zéfal, Unior Tools, Freelap, Clear Protect, Black Mountain Snowscoots, Ti-Springs.com

Follow the team for the upcoming 2014 season : www.facebook.com/hutchinsonURteam
www.hutchinson-ur-team.com



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115 Comments

  • + 50
 yes! just on time for my bday haha
  • + 33
 happy bday dude
  • + 21
 Happy Birthday @free-rider14 ! Enjoy the movie!!
  • + 4
 Happy Birthday :-)
Good luck for the next season.
  • + 1
 Happy B-day @free-rider14! Have an awesome day!
  • + 16
 Happy Birthday @free-rider14. You share your birthday with some powerful people i.e. Richard Hammond and, oh, I don't know, ME!
  • + 1
 *Sigh* Tracey.. But on a serious note, great watch. A hell of a lot of dedication!
  • + 1
 Happy birthday!
  • + 1
 Happy birthday!!!!
  • + 1
 Happy birthday... gr8day and video for you !!!
  • + 1
 Happy Birthday man Smile
  • + 25
 Thats not only a Racers dream... I think i could say this is the Dream of about everybody on this Page!
  • + 1
 the expressions of the guys at the right.
  • + 20
 Damn SHE'S HOT ! Good luck Tracy in next season !
  • + 2
 WCW Tracy hannah
  • + 14
 I think I found Tracey's story the most impressive, after so many bad injuries in one season to still be able to be pick up bronze at World Champs is a pretty awesome achievement. So much mental strength!
  • + 8
 I think Mick's story is the most amazing, but it's just longer. He started working at 14 to pay for his racing career, always training like a mad man. Later on in his career he took a break from racing to be able to see his kids more, but returned in 2010 because he loved the sport that much. In 2010-2011, his return was slowed down because of injuries and sickness. He also went through a divorce just before the 2012 season, so yeah, you culd say he's had his fair share of shit.
  • + 4
 That is cool. Didn't know that about him. I was more referring to the context of the movie. The whole movie was pretty inspiring; to see ppl manage to get through the hard times and have some success is nice. Chase those dreams.
  • + 2
 Mick has to be one of the most deserving but under achieved riders at the top. I mean he has has some crazy good results but his really a guy who deserves more top step and 1st places next to his name.
  • + 14
 great video !
why big team like Specialized, Trek don't make video like that ?

and where is Holly Feniak ?
  • + 4
 because (they think) they don't need notoriety :\
  • + 2
 True, true!
  • + 2
 @fab06,
Holly Feniak spent the majority of the year out with an injury.
  • + 2
 ok but Tracey too,
in the video we never see Holly,
anyway it's doesn't matter there is Tracey :>
  • + 1
 Agree holly crashed out hard at fortwilliam but there was nothing not even a word about her or her name mentioned when riders spoke about team mates it was like she was purposely cut from it almost. I think you see her twice. Once in Indonesia when they're all handing out gear and another during fortwilliam track walk. Aside from the great film lover the insight but would have likes to hear more about training although that stuff is all secret these days.
  • + 1
 The story of the film is "The Racer's Dream" of working towards and competing for the World Championships though, not just the story of the Hutchinson U.R. Team. With no disrespect to Holly Feniak, she has no part in the films story since she missed pretty much the entire season and was unable to compete at Worlds. She wasn't purposely cut from the film as a slight, the only team riders featured were at Worlds. With that said, I felt really bad for her and her situation this past year. Holly is clearly one of the most talented female racers to come along recently (in my opinion, one of the most talented ever) and I really hope that her sponsors stick by her until she can get back to where she needs to be in order to return to the World Cup circuit healthy and on the gas!
  • + 3
 It looks like they have just focused on the riders that were already on the team since Tracey's crash and who they got to film for the whole year running up to World. Holly only joined the team in February.. And yes as you guys already said.. she didn't race all season. I guess she couldn't have had much to say for herself.
  • + 0
 I think that fair but she was still. New team rider and a Pretty big prospect in the sport. Her struggle this season and been out if worlds is just as much part of racing as anything else. How hard is it so have her in the film upto fortwilliam have her crashes and then say she was out for the season and continue following the other guys. She only sign in feb but she she still had plenty of past things to talk about her jnr worlds result and transitioning into elite ready for worlds.
  • + 0
 Felt like a slight to me... Have no idea what's going on, but something is up...
  • + 12
 Hope Mick podiums all next season - he's a guy on a mission.
  • + 2
 Totally agree; he deserves so much a world champs win, I hope next is for him
  • + 8
 sick mick is a huge inspiration for us all i think, only for the sole reason that he took a timeout and consciously decided to go back to this mayhem. Best of luck to you man, you're a beast!!!
  • + 2
 + the fact that he's gone through some rough shit (divorce and stuff) and being away from his kids all the time.
  • + 8
 thanks unitedride for this free movie, its awesome to enter the life of the racers and see whats going on.
  • + 7
 Thats one hella tough woman! Man I feel like a pansy…..
  • + 8
 Oh Tracey 3
  • + 8
 Well that was meant to be a love heart... Haha
  • + 6
 Just imagine dh racing at the most elite level.......but also owning the team!!!!!!! #richmotherf@#ker
  • + 5
 And what makes you think he is rich? DH MTB isn't like Formula1. Only the top 15 riders get a salary they can live off. And I don't think those teams turn a profit at the end of the year. Being the owner sounds more like you put your balls on the line and just pray for your riders to get good results so that sponsors take an interest in you for the following years.
  • + 2
 And how do you propose they fund, flights, new vehicles, accomodation, fuel, excursions, holidays etc etc. The owner of the team normally has some form of financial tie to a wc team, i.e being the financee. do you really think he could do it on a shoe string? Sponsprs do not supply all of the above I have just mentioned.
  • + 1
 Plus, it is not an actual factory team.
  • + 2
 Maybe he earned it with his 3 Snowscoot world championships! There is a lot of money in Snowscooting :o)
  • + 3
 Next season, I reckon he could do some serious damage.
The confidence of last season + some tracks that are just tailor-made for him:
PMB first, then Cairns, which is where he trains, Fort Bil, Leogang, and MSA, which are all really pedally tracks.
And then, there's Hafjell for Worlds, and if this time he doesn't overshoot the monster road gap, I reckon he could do it (don't forget he qualified 2nd this year).

Go Mick!
  • + 3
 I think I was even more disappointed than Mick, I was f*cking pissed man.
I fhe had been just a little less nervous at the bottom, he'd be wearing his rainbow stripes at the moment.
  • + 5
 Man, that's a lot of bad luck in one season for Tracey. Wish her all the best for next year!
  • + 3
 Fantastic insight into the real world of the DH racer. Nice to see the guts and the glory behind the sport. Plus, any vid with Tracey in is defo worth a watch. ;-)
  • + 3
 Great video. I dont usually watch mtb video more than 10 min. But this one is awesome. Now I wanna buy hutchinson tires..maybe polygon bike too.
  • + 1
 Could have called it "the amazing Tracey" she had such a crazy season with Injuries.

Was disappointed not to see anything about or even a mention of holly. She was out most of the season but there was lots to talk bout her, New team rider, big name in the Jnrs, stepping upto elite, Big crashes in fort William. Even places where she did attend she wasnt seen. It does seem like they tried to purposely cut her out of it. You saw her in two shots which were sort if unavoidable. But even when talking riders never mentioned her name and no mention of another female rider or even acknologments. I found that really slack to do that.

Aside from that which I found a massive downfall to cut someone out, the film however was great. I would have liked to see more insight into training and that but that's kept hush these days.
  • + 2
 That's a great story how a small team can be at the top. Tracey after so many injuries just made it impossible - Possible !!!! Well Done!!! Great work to all of Hutchinson UR riders!
  • + 3
 Sick movie, pretty cool too see how much testing and development the riders are actually involved in, and Gotta love the Haka by some of the funniest guys in DH!
  • + 4
 Mick rides like he's on rails! 100!
  • + 1
 By far one of the best mtb movie I've ever seen ! MTBing isn't only about big whips on Crabapple and 1000 fps sequences. MTBing is a human story made of meetings, moments of huge happiness and tears ! BRAVO !
  • + 2
 Mick Hannah seems to be one of the most down to earth riders at WC level. Really liked that vid, proper insight to a teams dynamic. Good luck for 2014 guys!!
  • + 3
 I have had the pleasure of hanging out with both the Hannah's on multiple occasions, world class people all the way
  • + 2
 10 hour flight coming up and I have a part of it covered by some entertainment!
  • + 1
 Not any more Zellofant, you just watched it. Fly In Feb when Peaty's film will be released!
  • + 2
 AWESOMEAWESOMEAWESOMEAWESOMEAWESOMEAWESOMEAWESOMEAWESOMEAWESOMEAWESOMEAWESOMEAWESOMEAWESO
  • + 2
 I would give anything to see Mick Hannah become world champion after watching this. He really does deserve it!
  • + 3
 Awesome!!..... I am Your Fan Tracey!!
  • + 1
 I didn't expect to watch the whole thing, but I did and it was awesome. Great team that gives it 110%. Amazing year of DH coming up.
  • + 1
 Great video!! thank you for sharing your experiences. its neat to see how a team gets ready and what drives them to compete!!
  • + 2
 You need to be in tip top physical shape to be the best world cup rider... Hi I'm Mick Hannah
  • + 1
 To have that much inner strength and self belief is inspiring! I really hope 2014 is injury free for Tracey and Sik Mik gets his World Champs!
  • + 2
 And if you don't support the racers in that team in 2014 after watching that you are sad, very sad. You're not sad are you?
  • + 3
 I've been waiting for this Smile Smile
  • + 1
 awesome! just awesome! gotta cheer for hutchinson now!!! hahaha gooooo miiiikkkk
  • + 1
 What an amazing report! It really shows the ups and downs of downhill racing. Props to every single rider in this team!
  • + 2
 Awesome! Proper motivational.
  • + 2
 Tracy Hannah is so fucking sexy! I love you Tracy!!
  • + 1
 Polygon factory in Surabaya - Indonesia, so it's not Jakarta but Surabaya - Indonesia
  • + 2
 great documentary... what a season!
  • + 1
 That was a real feel good movie. Good luck next year, and please do another video for the season. Fantastic! :-D
  • + 1
 Awesome vid, great to see how the whole season progress. Massive kudos to Tracy coming back so many times from injury.
  • + 2
 treacly broke her coller bone 3 times.. Hope you get better Tracey!
  • + 1
 Can someone tell me the name of those timing sticks and watch they are using in testing crank size in the Alps please?
  • + 1
 Wow, I have always loved this team, and the production work on the vid. was to perfection...
  • + 1
 How long will this video be available online? Just wondering, as I won't have time to watch it until the weekend?
  • + 7
 It'll be available "forever". It's totally free Wink
  • + 2
 You can also download it from Vimeo.
  • + 2
 Thank you Hutchinson UR!!!
  • + 1
 Thanks for a great video! Good luck to all the racers at next years races. I love you Tracey!
  • + 1
 that was excellent! nice one guys, feel almost proud to be apart of such an awesome community/sport!
  • + 2
 That was pretty cool! Tracey ur so dam awesome, mick will get ya one soon
  • + 1
 How freakin cool was that !!!!!
  • + 1
 Who was the beautiful girl doing the cooking? Im in love
  • + 2
 That was awesome!
  • + 1
 This is very good movie Smile
  • + 1
 What is the name of the song that starts just before 9 minutes in?
  • + 2
 Well Done!
  • + 1
 Who said the initial speech about "the dreams you have"?
  • + 1
 Great video and hats off to the team....best of luck in '14!!!!
  • + 1
 Makes me proud to be Australian.
  • + 1
 Very well done guys!!!!!.....and girls
  • + 2
 GREAT VIDEO!!!!!
  • + 1
 Name of Song by 27:04 ???
  • + 1
 Where is my Tracey Hannah?
  • + 1
 polygon DHX (y)
  • + 1
 where is Holy?
  • + 8
 Israel, Palastine, Indonesia, other messed up places like that...
  • - 2
 what? have you ever been here? better watch you mouth boy..
  • + 2
 You guys need to look into changing your flag too. You're just a handstand away from being Polish.
  • - 1
 Hahaha just go travel the world and open your mind..
  • + 1
 Jokes my friend, jokes. Travel is not something I am lacking in either.
  • + 4
 Us other canadians got the joke Humoroususername, don't worry Smile
  • + 0
 well, insulting other countries and flags is NOT a joke. once again, have you been here?
  • + 0
 You don't have to visit there to know that the flag is a artistic masterpiece. And one of the most geologically beautiful country's in the world is dominated by Islamic law.
  • + 1
 Bad. Ass.
  • + 1
 Great video.
  • + 1
 Respect.
  • + 0
 fucking Minaar
  • + 1
 Minnaar had the dream too - they all do. - Give 'em hell in Hafjell Mick! No more Second by less than a seconnd!
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