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We Are Epic // Documentary

This film was created in association with Liv—a cycling brand devoted to women—over the course of the 2018 calendar year. This documentary is available here in five gripping episodes—the same format as part Freehub.com—a quarterly mountain bike magazine.

WE ARE EPIC // EP2
WE ARE EPIC // EP2

We Are Epic // Documentary // Episode 2

WE ARE EPIC // EP3
WE ARE EPIC // EP3

We Are Epic // Documentary // Episode 3

WE ARE EPIC // EP4
WE ARE EPIC // EP4

We Are Epic // Documentary // Episode 4

But the story began a year earlier, when Liv had a wild idea. They would pose a simple question to athletes around the globe: What does cycling mean to you? As a reward, six would be invited to join the Liv Trail Squad, and complete an epic adventure—the ABSA Cape Epic—regarded as one of the hardest mountain bike races in the world.

And so began an eight-month preparation leading up to the race, complete with new bikes, gear, coaching and more. Notably, before this contest, most of the Trail Squad were not competitive athletes.

To face the challenge, they would need to dig deep, rely on their teammates, fuel correctly, overcome illness, and manage heat exposure across massive stretches of the Western Cape, South Africa. Statistically, only 9% of the athletes who race the ABSA Cape Epic are women. Of that number, less than half compete as female-only teams. This documentary chronicles their journey, and is packed wall-to-wall with coverage of the highs, lows and micro-stories unfolding within every stage.

WE ARE EPIC // EP5
WE ARE EPIC // EP5

We Are Epic // Documentary // Episode 5

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