The Absa Cape Epic, a South African mountain bike stage race with the highest UCI status, has yet to have a South African team finish on the top step of the podium. As two of South Africa’s most talented and decorated cyclists, Dave and Kevin, formed a cycling team to remedy this! Furthermore, no South African has yet to win the rainbow jersey at the World MTB Marathon Champs.
Their journey to achieve these goals has been beset by accident and injury. They have scrapped it out at National Championships; they have won local ultra-marathons and they have been in hospital needing surgery on three separate occasions. Despite these setbacks, their love for the sport and their dedication to their dreams sees them get off the canvas and rise above their disappointment in preparation for Europe and the ultimate prize in cycling: a World Champs jersey.
This is a story about two professional mountain bike athletes who are united by common goals and a shared desire to push their talent and dedication to max to achieve their dreams. Our aim is to document this journey – the highs and lows, the behind the scenes, the beauty of their surroundings , the sacrifice, effort and determination as well as the human side of these protagonists.
A Sinamatella Productions Film. Presented by 360Life.
Cinematography by Dale Hunt, Kat Millar & Shaun Lee
Edited by Kat Millar
Produced by James Walsh