Video: More Than Just a Rider - Yoann Barelli

Oct 16, 2018
by COMMENCAL bicycles  


Yoann Barelli

There is so much personality behind the name and so many reasons to love it!

The biggest mistake one can make is to believe that he is just a clown, a bit too noisy, a joker and totally unpredictable. But the story of Yoann is much richer and deeper than this.

We accompanied him at home, in his everyday life, whilst also competing at EWS Whistler.

“Life is like riding a bicycle, to keep your balance you must keep moving.” Albert Einstein.









49 Comments

  • + 139
 Such a positive individual, master bike handler, and inspirational family-man! Keep up the incredible work Yoann!
  • + 72
 Yoann for President--of every country.
  • + 54
 If we could all be a bit more Barelli in life, the world would be a better place. So before you make that next important or potentially stupid decision, take a moment to think... What would Barelli do?
tup
  • + 16
 Rip off my top and shout at the camera? Not sure that would work in my next interview
  • + 19
 @dh1stan: It worked for Hulk Hogan for many many years.
  • + 6
 @dh1stan:
Have you tried it? Maybe that could be the thing to make you stand out from the other candidates undertaking the interview process...
  • + 24
 such a nice an inspiring human! met him beginning on june at the lift station on my first day in Whistler... took me for 3 rounds to show me around... legend!
  • + 1
 was it because you rode on a pole machine maybe? possibly mixing you up, whatever, Barelli
is an awesome guy Smile
  • + 1
 @sam-swag-g: was on my previous bike.. speci enduro29... Wink
  • + 24
 Albert Einstein obviously wasn’t too good at track stands.
  • + 5
 That being said Yoann is awesome such energy and positivity, he’s a great guy to be representing the sport of mountain biking!
  • + 12
 That was cool. I like seeing little stories like this about riders. You get a little more sense of who they are away from the bike. Been a fan of his for awhile. Really hope to fun in to him on the trails one day cause' he seems like he'd be a blast to ride with.
  • + 9
 You're a beautiful man Yoann and a part of what makes our sport great! Ne changerez jamais!
  • + 3
 @Adamrideshisbike Ne change jamais! Wink
  • + 2
 @Cocorico: ne changez jamais if you're a polite man.
  • + 9
 I miss his cyclocross days
  • + 9
 Yoann washes dishes in his team jersey? RAD
  • + 4
 I love the music. Moonlight sonata. Great for a soundtrack of a movie, where a guy climbs up a fireroad, it gets dark and he comes upon Yoann blowing bubbles. Hi! Th dude says. Yoann says nothing looking at him with a blank stare. Camera zooms out and pans put to the mountain view, flying over the valley. A scream can be heard far away. In the final scene Yoann stops by his car at the bottom of the hill and wipes goggles of blood. Music still playing as the view blacks out and credits come in
  • + 2
 Like a Barreli version of McConkey's dark Machete ski film, only with so much more laughter! Come on, you cannot have Yoann in a movie without laughter!
  • + 4
 I had the chance to meet him very briefly this summer at Top of Lord of the Squirrels. While taking a quick break on the descent he stopped to have a chat with us which was super cool as we had been watching some of his videos the night before. He is just like you see on the video - a super nice guy with infectious energy levels and a great attitude.
  • + 5
 Photography and riding gnar. Two things I can relate to. Spending quality time with your new born. You got your priorities down . Good luck on the next year competing.
  • + 6
 If that doesn't make you wanna ride even more then you already do I don't know what will. What a awesome person
  • + 7
 That was sick, nice work JB and Yoann!
  • + 6
 Deep inside Yoann Barelli
  • + 2
 Finally met this guy at Crankworx this year, in person...he's a very nice guy, not that these athletes should be any different than the rest of us, but, he went out of his way to converse with people in the line, no pressure. Good fella.
  • + 3
 Yoann is so cool guy. I admire him as an athlete and a human being. Hope to meet him one day, make some laugh and shred some trails.
  • + 2
 Such an inspiring Man !
We all love him so much !

Même si tu as un peu laissé tomber les Grenouilles pour rejoindre les Caribous... Frown
  • + 1
 @FlorentLG Whistler quoi...
  • + 3
 Tut Tut wearing clothes on the nude dock :p
  • + 2
 Next time my daughter gets mad at me or the trail gets steep I will think how Barelly would handle it
  • + 1
 *Barelli
  • + 1
 @gamonoso: might wanna hold off on attacking the steeps like he does tho lol
  • + 1
 Super rad dude met briefly in whist and can't ignore that mischievous simle haha
  • + 1
 Barelli, you are an absolute legend!! Love your passion man, don't ever change.
  • + 1
 So he his cutting is hair next year is that it?wish the best man,wish you the best
  • + 1
 "Just do things with passion." Wisdom
  • + 1
 You're the man Yoann! Loving your new photography skills as well.
  • + 1
 "Do you want to see my tool?"
  • + 1
 Yesss YOBAR non stop loving life!!
  • + 2
 Role model right there!
  • + 1
 I could cry with this kind of music man !
T'es un modèle mec ,bravo !
  • + 1
 BARELLI ! BARELLI !!!!!
  • + 1
 Good job Yohan.
  • + 1
 First Class Human!
  • + 1
 Whilst?
  • - 2
 Why does it have to be a youtube video. Pink bike don't crash like youtube.
  • + 3
 @westcarlson At least youtube supports chromecast...

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