Fabien Barel Presents: Ripping with Cedric Gracia in Andorra

Jun 16, 2012
by Mavic HQ  
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Fab Barel is on the road again. This time he's in Andorra to visit Cedric Gracia who has made a life there. No question, Ced is a legend on the bike, but he's also a great guy off the bike. He's easy to talk to, quick with a laugh, and generous with his time. He's also the consummate professional - aggressive and motivated in public and on the bike, but serious and dilligent with his sponsors in the background.

Be sure to check the vid for a window into Cedric's world. And be sure to send him some good wishes for a fast recovery after his nasty crash.

Fab and Cedric share la vie MTB in Ced s chosen land of terrain and trail.
Fab and Cedric share la vie MTB in Ced s chosen land of terrain and trail.
Fab and Cedric share la vie MTB in Ced s chosen land of terrain and trail.
Fab and Cedric share la vie MTB in Ced s chosen land of terrain and trail.
Fab and Cedric share la vie MTB in Ced s chosen land of terrain and trail.
Fab and Cedric share la vie MTB in Ced s chosen land of terrain and trail.
Fab and Cedric share la vie MTB in Ced s chosen land of terrain and trail.
Fab and Cedric share la vie MTB in Ced s chosen land of terrain and trail.

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114 Comments

  • 204 1
 CG=Cycling God.
  • 25 170
flag pimpin-gimp (Jun 16, 2012 at 2:40) (Below Threshold)
 I thought CG stood for Cedric Gracia...?
  • 20 10
 yer it does! Ogalosh was just making his initals have another meaning
  • 10 3
 CG=Legend!
  • 23 0
 CG get well soon, heal up soon man! Your style is greatly missed! Couldn't be more excited to see CG on a bike when he's healed up!
  • 8 2
 Pimpin-gimp - pleas tell
Me you were being sarcastic?!!
  • 1 0
 I instantly hope he recovers fully from that!
  • 61 0
 It's nice to see a Pro vid about riding bikes with mates, which IS! the best thing about mountian biking and why most of us here choose to go shred! Smile GET WELL SOON CG!!
  • 11 1
 Well said dude, I reckon you speak for most of us on Pink bike.
  • 5 0
 i was going to say the same thing david. you took the words right out of my mouth. Smile
  • 4 0
 C.G is most definitely a special guy, any injury is bad enough. But the one he sustained is particularly nasty.
  • 29 1
 CG is the man! Get well soon!
  • 17 0
 healin vibes to CG... i hope you make a return, you are a legend.
  • 3 0
 Was such a shame not to see him at fort william this year! Hope he makes a quick recovery and gets back to what he does best
  • 8 0
 A heartfelt thankyou to both of these fine gentleman.......years of wisdom between these two men. Thankyou for reinforcing what mountainbiking is all about, friendship and fun. CG you will be coming back stronger, you can count on that! Aloha!
  • 6 0
 Why you live in Andorra ?: Because I love the nature, bla, my friends, bla....!"
Its certainly beautiful in Andorra but the fact that you don´t pay any Taxes there was the main reason to move Wink

Anyway ,CG is a nice fellar and I hope he will recover soon !!
  • 3 0
 Thats it im living there.
  • 7 1
 That kind of video let you remembrer good shred Time with your met. Just havé fun and laugh. The playground in Andorra look realy nice.
Booth ridées have make so much for pur passion. Get back soon CG
  • 10 3
 These are the only two french people that i actually like
  • 4 1
 I bet you don't know any (french people)...(and you probably don't even know (met them) Fabien Barel or Cedric Gracia).
  • 2 1
 there wasn't anything said about knowing them.... just the fact that he likes them.....
  • 2 1
 yeah i don't know them, i just think they're good riders and in all the vid's they seem like good guys, unlike people like Gee Atherton who always appears to be very Arrogant. I would put Gracia and Barel on a par with Peaty, in fact i would be awesome if they made an edit together. Oh and i do know a couple of french people and they aren't the nicest people i have ever met, which would mean that Barel and Garcia are the only two french people that i actually like!
  • 3 0
 Met CG a few years ago at Interbike. Very cool and so enthusiastic. He was showing me the tread pattern for one of his tires. Really bummed about his injuries and hope he recovers from it enough to get back on the bike. And if he doesn't, I hope he starts his own line of gear and even frames. I'll be in line for those in an instant!
  • 6 0
 CG's pad is bad ass. Style on and off the dirt.
  • 2 0
 It's good to see that pros are in it for the same reason we are. It's not all about winning races and competitions or making crazy videos, although that stuff is cool, it's about hanging with your buddies, having a good time and getting away from the stresses of everyday life. When you're out at the trails with your buddies you can forget about everything, the only thing you care about is your immediate environment and riding bikes. That's how it should be! Hope you get well soon CG!
  • 2 0
 I watch a lot of bike vids and I think most of us agree that after a while of following this sport, you can't help but have a deep feeling of kinship with some of the dudes! And I think CG is one of the coolest. Hope you get healed up soon Cedric!
  • 2 0
 Was there some sort of "secret message" in the end of this video? Even they ride different bikes, it is possible for them to join their forces. Cedrig is an ikon for this sport and Fabien has so much more to give for everyone on the bike.
  • 2 0
 I hope CG can come back to the the WC circuit, but it looks unlikely with CG's age and the healing time from such injuries. He might be the best ambassador of the sport of mountain biking we have had, at least in the racing side of things, and I think he will always have a a spot in the bike industry especially with regards to the dh/freeride/racing culture.
  • 1 0
 He's pure class. Met him @ Interbike '07 after he had broke his arm...he was still very approachable and outgoing despite the obvious disappointment of being injured. He may be wild, but he's definitely smart and personable.

Oh, he's somewhat of a ripper as well!
  • 5 0
 Get well soon CG we all missed u at fort william
  • 2 0
 vamos CG..a recuperar ese ritmo de montar bike...fuerza desde chile saludos.....tu buena onda y estilo de vivir y montar se hecha de menos....pawer a recuperar luego....te queremos al VCA 2013....SALUDOS....
  • 1 0
 I had the plesure to talk with CG in DHU Santos in 2004 whem he won the race and was on top of the game. he was so nice, so friendly, I was his fan and after that he became a god to me. looking at him like this in the hospital make me cry. get better CG!!! MTB world dosnt exist withou you.
  • 1 0
 If you go Probikeshop fan page on facebook, you could see their cover photo to support CG ! As for me, I put it as my cover photo too...and suggest you tu do the same if you want to support him ! Cedric wrote in Internet that he was very touch of the mail that he have from every supporters !
  • 1 0
 CG is such a legend! I know "technically" Barel is possibly a better rider (racer anyway) but he is just such a spob compared Ced... Can't think of another rider that could come close to him in terms of style...
Get well soon!
  • 1 0
 Super-massive healing-vibes to CG - full and speedy recovery! After all, you have the key - were you not a champion yourself as well?

Regardless of the circumstances, that video was just pure awesome!! Hands-down, my two favorite French riders ever. It was tough adjusting to Barel being retired, so having CG fall off makes it that much tougher. Perhaps Fabien will consider CG's offer?? Wink
  • 3 1
 both are stylish as hell... look at the spacers under barels stem... were can i buy to try? hope you are back soon, cg! and fab! great riders and idols
  • 10 1
 f*ck off cummingRena
  • 2 0
 Healing vibes to CG for sure. Love to see Fabian honor CG by filling his spot on the team! They're both such amazing talents.
  • 1 0
 CG, get well man, U're much needed in the circuit, u give the sport the fun riders seem to forget when they're out competing.. Always tense, always eager to win, they forget about having a good time!! Get well soon!!
  • 2 0
 good pros breaks squeak like that too. I thought i always had crappy breaks. I wouldnt know typically theres techno wubbing in my ears.
  • 3 0
 2 of my favourite riders, hope CG heals up good.
  • 1 0
 .. what a phenomenal liaison, Fabien Barel supporting the CG brigade. Come on Fabien ...... as long as CG is unfortunately off, the brigade needs you .... !
  • 2 0
 Two of the best mtb riders/cycling alchemists on earth riding together! Awesome! Come back soon, CG!
  • 1 0
 Recupera't prompte Cedric, se't troba a faltar! And agreed about how cool it'd be for Fabien to take Cedric's spot while he recovers, he's a legend!
  • 3 0
 So, how much Barrel cost?
  • 1 0
 He took the whole check book and made them all into paper airplanes.
  • 1 0
 i didnt heard about fabien barrel since he had the kona stab he rides like hell so fast! on CG brigade? OMG!!! Big Grin i hope CG heals very fast... he is my hero Razz
  • 1 0
 Hang in there CG!!! I broke my tib fib 4 mo ago and have re-emerged on the bike. Can't wait to see you back doing what you do best!!! Cheers from the Olympic Peninsula.
  • 2 0
 one thing i would love to see again.... cedric and fabien both on dh bikes, fully pinned, fully loose. get well cedric!
  • 1 0
 Wonderful. I am very, very big fan of all. Here in Brazil I saw the videos and try to walk the same. Thanks for the demonstrations.
  • 2 0
 Reviens-nous vite et en grande forme CG!
  • 1 0
 Two absolute legends of our sport. Awesome vid. Would love to go for a blast with that pair!! Get well soon CG.
  • 2 0
 having barel coach the cg team would be awesome! haha
  • 1 0
 CG will be up and ripping, when who knows but hes got passion, thats all you need! And Fabien Barrel yeaaaa!
  • 1 0
 Definately two of my favorite riders representing what to me is the true essence of the sport.
  • 3 0
 CG - we miss you!
  • 2 0
 J’espère que nous te reverrons en santé très bientôt CG!!
  • 1 0
 Also nice to see a video that Isn't manufacturer sponsored and just two mates shredding
  • 1 0
 It appears to be sponsored by mavic
  • 1 0
 I love Andorra,i like Fab and Ced,but i'd kill for that Oakley display case !!!
  • 1 0
 it would be nice to see documentary about CG, like peaty`s gona get. he is going to come back with a bang.
  • 3 1
 I didnt know people could get a full size pickup in Europe?
  • 2 0
 Le ram toughe
  • 2 0
 ^ I lol'd
  • 1 0
 i hope he took no money and went on the team because his friend wanted him to
  • 2 0
 Those two have done sooooo much for the sport. Get well soon CG!
  • 2 0
 Nice to see a real truck in Europe
  • 2 0
 2 FKN class act masters on bikes! get well soon CG
  • 1 0
 I'm rooting for his recovery! You'll be great to go down and down and down many times ...
  • 2 1
 Ya dude. Shred again soon! Get better!
  • 2 1
 Two of my favorite riders! Heal up well CG!
  • 2 1
 Two legends on bikes, amazing !!! CG get well soon
  • 1 0
 Cool film hope your recovering CG
  • 2 1
 CG Powwaaaa ! Ce qui ne tue pas rend plus fort :-)
  • 2 1
 Ace vid, old skool will always rule. Damn nice pad CG has too.
  • 2 1
 get well soon CG you legend Smile
  • 2 1
 Nice to see you finally clear up your garage CG Smile get well soon buddy
  • 2 1
 He should get in his team FOR him now! for his recovery!!
  • 2 1
 Have a speedy recovery CG.
  • 4 3
 Is it just me that doesnt know whats happenec to him since tge video...??
  • 2 0
 He had a terrible crash at the Val Di Sole World Cup. He's still in the hospital. Broken hip and femur if I'm not mistaken.
  • 1 0
 allrite thanks mate i knew someone did, forgot...
  • 1 0
 Awesome video, so much style from two of the best, quick recovery CG
  • 2 1
 cg youre my hero! get well!
  • 2 1
 Cedric, I wish you the best.. stay strong and motivated
  • 1 0
 CG is The Legend Of New World Disorder`s !!!!!!
  • 1 0
 So what happened after the piss?
  • 1 0
 soo much style. heal up cg.
  • 1 0
 stay strong and get well soon CG
  • 2 0
 CEDGE THE LEDGE!
  • 1 0
 this must be old insnt gfracia screwed up from a crash
  • 1 0
 fbaien was rippin it! he was keeping up with CG on his xc bike!!
  • 1 1
 ^Fabien
  • 1 0
 CG heal up man take care!
  • 1 0
 Which mondraker is Fabien riding??
  • 1 0
 Get well soon CG! Amazing vid so cool
  • 1 0
 heal up soon cedric!! we are with you!!
  • 1 0
 those motion photos are amazing as well.
  • 1 0
 Its hard to see Cedric in the Hospital Frown Bon rétablissement Cedric
  • 2 1
 Get well soon!
  • 1 1
 I would give a tooth to be either of them.
  • 11 0
 I don't think a tooth'd cut it mate....Gonads apply hereSmile
  • 2 0
 Both gonads and quite possibly a limb !!!!
  • 2 1
 Get well soon CG
  • 2 1
 Dream House !! CG FTW
  • 2 1
 Bon rétablissement CG!
  • 2 1
 get well son cedric
  • 2 1
 Get well soon CG!!
  • 2 1
 revien vite CG
  • 2 1
 what a duo!
  • 2 1
 love to ride there
  • 1 0
 BOYAAN!!111
  • 1 0
 CG, heal up soon man!
  • 1 0
 Get Better Ced!

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