Netflix debuts series on cycling team Movistar and their 2019 season

Any cycling fans out there? If so, then maybe this is to pique your interest, my friend.

A new Netflix series will be following one of cycling’s biggest and most decorated racing teams Movistar and their 2019 season. The series revolves around the tensions between Nairo Quintana and Mikel Landa at last year’s Tour de France and also giving us a glimpse of their eventual leaving of the team after that.

The Least Expected Day boasts of six 20-minute episodes and will be in Spanish language but will be featuring English subtitles. Why’s that important? Well, for the past couple of years, the Spanish team has been experiencing some trouble with communication. Considering that year was as ambitious as it can get with three potential Grand Tour leaders––it all failed in the end.

“If they don’t resolve their differences, we have a problem,” Alejandro Valverde says in episode four when Movistar continued to cycle the peloton after his mate, Quintana, was dropped on stage 14 containing the summit finish on the Tourmalet.

In a press release, Movistar said: “Filmed over eight months in locations across Europe and Latin America, from the team’s headquarters in Pamplona (Spain) to the interior of Ecuador’s northern Carchi province, The Least Expected Day brings its cameras into the daily activities of Movistar, trying to show the feelings and reactions of its main members.”

“We opened our doors at every pre-race meeting at the team bus, their hotel rooms during the massage, breakfast and dinner, and of course, the team cars where all the shots are called during the most important events of the cycling season.”

All the episodes are available to stream on Netflix as of yesterday, the 27th of March. So to any cycling fans out there, this is your perfect chance to relive some of the moments you wished you could go back to––especially if you were a fan of the team.

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