Bicycle Racers Hall of Fame – Thom Guibal

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Bicycle Racers Hall of Fame – Thom Guibal

Thom Guibal is a French downhill cycling athlete and UCI MTB World Cup competitor, who also races for Team France. Thom attended the MTB World Cup which took place in Canada in 2017 and achieved a respectable 20th position.

Thom has EBC green and red downhill formula bicycle brake pads on his mountain bike.

Photo: Thom Guibal


Thom Guibal



Team Name:

Devinci Diplomatic


Downhill MTB

Car/Bike Used:

Devinci Wilson Carbon & Devinci Spartan Carbon

What`s your day job?

I’m a ski instructor at Praloup and Val d’Isère during the winter and concerning the summer I just ride my bike and I travel a lot for races.

What has been the highlight of your career so far?

My first world cup with the team France last summer in Mont Sainte Anne Canada.

What would be your dream car/ motorcycle?

I ride my dream bike! Ahah The DEVINCI WILSON is awesome. Concerning cars my dream car is a big Dodge RAM.

Did you always want to be a racer or something else?

When I was seven at school I had to answer to a question “what job do you want to do for the future?”. My answer was “To be an Athlete”.

Front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive or two wheels?

Two wheels!

What motorsport event would you most like to compete in?

AMA SX I guess.

What is the most insane/scary/memorable drive/ride you’ve ever had?

The Double Black Mamba track at the EVO Bike Parl. So crazy!

How involved are you in testing and mechanical tweaking before events?

My goal for this year is to work on it because before I was not involved enough,  so I’d like to be very involved this year and I can thank my new partners for that, especially EBC Brakes.

Where do you see you’re self in five years time?

To keep enjoying my life as I do today! Still having fun riding my bike, meeting new people, sharing my passion and traveling and I’d like to have a very beautiful and nice woman too! Ahah!

What is your go to playlist or song before an event to get in the zone?

The playlist called Electro Chill on Spotify.

If you could try any other motorsport what one would you choose?

MX I guess.

What’s the fastest you’ve ever gone in a car or bike on track and when?

I took 67.9 km/h in MSA World Cup last summer in the speed section.

What is your daily drive or ride?

Ski slopes of Praloup where I work during the winter and during the summer tracks of Praloup bike park.

Who is your inspiration?

Loic Bruni for sure.

What is the one thing you could not live without?

Good music.

What is your favourite takeaway?

Yeah! Tacos –  it’s a mixture of french mexican and american food, not very good for the health! Ahah.

Do you have a favourite movie?

Sutter Island because I’ve still not understand the end of the movie! Ahah.

Any bad habits?

The willingness of do things by a perfect way, even if it’s not very important …

Tell us something about you that most people would not know?

I don’t like salad! Ahah.

Would you rather fight 100 duck-sized horses or one horse-sized duck?

I’d like rather fight 100 horse-sized ducks.

Introducing: French Downhill Mountain Bike Racer, Thom Guibal

Accomplished rider has been successfully using EBC braking products for over five years Discovering the magic of downhill mountain bike racing in the French Alps over a decade ago, Thom Guibal has forged a successful competitive career in the sport ever since. With great results in his first year (2010), Guibal then suffered a spell [...]

EBC mountain bike brake pads are perfect for the downhill racing season

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EBC MTB brakes are amazing according to World Cup racer Thom Guibal

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Thom Guibal to start racing season with EBC mountain bike brakes

Thom Guibal to start racing season with EBC mountain bike brakes EBC Brakes are delighted to have on-board 23 year old French mountain bike racer Thom Guibal, who will be soon starting off his racing season equipped with EBC mountain bike brakes. Thom had a fantastic season last year in 2016 when he raced in […]

First ride

Premiers tours de roues avec ce missile ! Il va falloir préparer les réglages, mais ca va être quelque chose ! <><><>First ride with this bomb! So much fun ! I'll need to adjust settings but it's gonna be something ! A massive thanks to Cycles Devinci , SABMA , FOX , Stans NoTubes & EBC Brakes for allow me to ride such a weapon !

Posted by Thom Guibal on Saturday, October 28, 2017

WINTER WOLF RIDE DAY 2018 Voici la full vidéo de l'événement ! Un immense merci à la station de Praloup pour nous avoir laissé organiser cet événement ! Et merci également à tous les riders présent ainsi que les personnes qui ont rendu cet événement possible ! <><><>Here's the full video of the event ! A massive thanks to Praloup for allow us to organize such an event ! Thanks to all the riders and all the people who organized the event with usVallée de l'Ubaye New Air Concept.

Posted by Thom Guibal on Tuesday, February 6, 2018

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EBC MTB Green Brake Pads

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