dream • ride • share
UR Team Racing is made up of international pro mountain bikers joined by their passion for riding. They compete in most major MTB events each year including Crankworx and the World Championship. Riders specialise in one of three main disciplines of downhill, enduro and slopestyle.
Team UR includes some sick riders such as Australian Mick Hannah who has had a generous amount of podium finishes at the downhill world champs, as well as his sister Tracey who is 2014 and 2016 Australian downhill champion and Canadian Crankworx downhill champion. The owner of the team, Frenchman Fabien Cousinié, specialises in enduro races and never fails to finish strongly. Fellow Frenchman Alexandre Fayolle is a recent downhill recruit who impressed on the world cup circuit in 2015 and Andrew Neethling is a top South African rider with a number of solid performances over his downhill career.
UR Team Racing’s motto is ‘Dream / Ride / Share’, meaning they aim to inspire people to ride and for fellow riders to ride harder. The crew at UR Team Racing is all time with five riders and a mega support crew to follow the team’s journey.
UR Team Racing owner Fabien Cousinié is a seasoned downhill and enduro mountain biker who enjoys all disciplines of MTB. Noteable achievements of the Frenchman include 1st in the 2007 French Cup Championship, 1st 2013 Avalanche Cup de Lyon, 5th Crankworx Downhill 2014 and 3rd 2016 Rotorua Crankworx Downhill. Fabien enjoys competing in other action sports such as snowscoot where he is a 4 time world champion. Not a stranger to winning, Fabien has high hopes for his team at UR Racing.
Riding since she raced for a national BMX title at just 4 years old, Tracey Hannah grew up on the pedals. Following in the footsteps of big brother Mick she started racing mountain bikes downhill at 13 and competed for the Australian National title in elite class finishing second. Every year following this for 7 years in a row she was the Australian national champion and from there began competing internationally. After her fair share of wins and injuries, Tracey is already proving to be a strong competitor for the 2016 season.
Big brother to fellow Team UR member Tracey, Australian born ‘Sik Mik’ Hannah has had a strong career, beginning it by finishing second in downhill at the 2000 World Junior Championship in Spain when he was just 16. Following this his achievements include gaining 5th overall at the downhill World Cup and 3rd at the World Champs in 2009. 2013 saw him 2nd at the downhill World Championship, won his third Australian national title and gain two 2nd spots at Crakworx Whistler. When he isn’t racing or training Mick enjoys camping and spare fishing.
The youngest of the team at just 20 years old, Alexandre Fayolle of France has proved a lot in his short time as a professional downhill mountain biker. Last year he scored a top 10 in Elite at the MTB World Cup in Val Di Sole. With a background in motocross and rally, he is known for his wild and fearless style. He is a self-described speed junky and hopes to bring this talent to his mountain biking career.
After doing well in mountain biking as a teenager, Andrew ‘Needles’ Neethling turned his attention to a professional career after finishing school in 2003. Andrew is a talented rider who prides himself on being compitent at a number of MTB disciplines, but usually focuses on downhill. The latest seasons have been Andrews best, proving things get better with age. In 2011 he placed 1st at Air Downhill at Crankworx Whistler and in 2013 he gained a 3rd place in the Norway installation of the World Cup. 2014 saw Andrew take out the African Continental DH World Cup, a career highlight. Andrew aims to gain top 10 finishes in the World Cup series and all 3 installations of Crankworx for 2016.