Race Day

Race Day will be showing at a number of short film festivals.

Starring Irina Kalentieva:

She may only measure 1.54m (5’1”) in height, but she likes to compensate for this in a unique way, by using the top step of a podium to help her! Irina “Ira” Kalentieva is head and shoulders above her competitors. A World Champion, she has been with the Topeak Ergon Racing Team for several years and many successes. Take 2009: Silver medalist at the European Championships and World Champion is not a bad score sheet.

Travelling around with the World Cup, and the success of the Olympics all serve to enrich her outlook and will to win. It makes her special, and yet approachable. Known as one of the most open and natural characters on the circuit you are more likely to be greeted with a charming giggle than ignored. On the bike when racing though, it is all very serious – but after the race, normally crowned with a podium finish, the winning smile, in every sense, is back.

This short film gives a unique behind the scenes peek at a professional mountain bikers routine as the race approaches. Not just any professional mountain biker, but the two times World Champion Irina Kalentieva, it is an emotionally charged documentary which catalogues the hours, minutes and seconds in the lead up to the start gun.

Race Day from ergon on Vimeo.

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