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NEVER JUST A RIDE

Presented by Rapha Films.

At Rapha we believe that life is better by bike, and in our Never Just A Ride films we show you why. By pushing past the normal narratives, we shine a light on those we see as the future of our sport. Our stories are not necessarily about race winners but masterminds and move makers, pioneers and rule breakers who, like us, see the sport for what it could be rather than what it is today. It’s about personality over performance, relationships over race results, and showcasing everything that our sport can be. Join us as we show you why it’s never just a ride.

LIFETIME GRAND PRIX

With Lachlan Morton, Alex Howes and Emily Newsom


The Rapha Gone Racing series returned this year as we followed three EF team riders on their progress at the first ever Life Time Grand Prix series. Consisting of six races spread out across the US, this was an altogether new kind of competition.

As the passion for road racing in America seems to have waned somewhat in previous years, a new form has emerged. Off-road racing has announced itself onto the scene, with races popping up all over the country. The Life Time Grand Prix series is the first of its kind, this year consisting of three gravel and three MTB races, as well as an equal split of places and prize money for men and women.

EF Education-Easypost riders Lachlan Morton and Alex Howes, and EF Education-TIBCO-SVB rider Emily Newsom all took part in what seems to be the start of an alternative calendar, where lines between World Tours and off-road racing are becoming increasingly blurred.
 

THINKING CLEARLY

With Andreas Klier

He might not be a household name but for many cycling fans EF Education-EasyPost sports director Andreas Klier is a living legend. Renowned for his next-level knowledge of every cobbled sector from the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix, Andreas is only too aware that professional cycling demands complete dedication. To be in this game you have to give all you’ve got so away from the races he seeks relief amid the peace and quiet of his art studio. In the first of our Never Just A Ride films, we find out what keeps Andreas riding today and why painting is a part of his life in the peloton, not an escape from it.

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IN TANDEM

With L39ION of Los Angeles

There’s no team quite like L39ION of Los Angeles. Borne from a brotherhood intent on shaking up the cycling scene and creating meaningful change, they’re a team packed full of individuality, but united in more ways than one. Founded by Justin and Cory Williams, intent on driving diversity and inclusion in the sport, the team now boasts three sets of siblings, including Skylar and Samantha Schenider, plus Kendall and Alexis Ryan. Featuring some home footage and thoughts on the team’s future, this film is an intimate look into the start of their cycling careers and the unique, unspoken closeness that shared experience brings.

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TOUR DE FORCE

With EF Education-TIBCO-SVB

He might not be a household name but for many cycling fans EF Education-EasyPost sports director Andreas Klier is a living legend. Renowned for his next-level knowledge of every cobbled sector from the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix, Andreas is only too aware that professional cycling demands complete dedication. To be in this game you have to give all you’ve got so away from the races he seeks relief amid the peace and quiet of his art studio. In the first of our Never Just A Ride films, we find out what keeps Andreas riding today and why painting is a part of his life in the peloton, not an escape from it.

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DESCENT

With Ana Orenz

Following a near fatal crash in 2021 that left her bed-bound and unable to walk, Ana Orenz could think of only one correct course of action - to return to the race that nearly killed her just one year on.

From childhood disability to triple-everesting and then sustaining life-altering injuries, this is the journey of coming to terms with a body you no longer recognise and relearning what it is, and is not, capable of.

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