This Australian documentary which follows the first five years of the Aussie cycling team GreenEdge as they reach their goal of cycling in the international circuit, is a must-see for all die-hard sport fanatics.
Commencing from the team’s inception in 2011, the film details their remarkable journey through to 2016 as they travel to several countries throughout Europe with an entourage of mechanics and medical professionals.
Interviews with cycling commentators, sports journalists and scientists, the cyclists and their spouses convey the hardships and pressures involved and the stamina, determination and resilience required as they ultimately become the first Australian team to compete in the Tour de France – the greatest annual sports event in the world.
Iconic professional road bicycle racers Mathew Hayman and Simon Gerrans have set the cycling culture and feature heavily in this documentary alongside Esteban Chaves, a Colombian rider who joined the Aussie team and contributed vastly to the team’s success.
Audiences who believe that cycling is one of the easier sports will be dumbfounded, as the vigorous training schedule and selected races showcase the complexity and dangerous nature of this sport. (MMo)