In the initial episode of a series charting the development of Cervélo TestTeam and their first season in the professional cycling world, we are introduced to the team in Portugal and learn how the project began
After taking the new season by storm and opening a few eyes in pro cycling peloton winning stages in the first races of the season, we catch up the the team before the start of the Tour of California in the San Diego wind tunnel perfecting their positions on their bikes.
In the first major test of the young season, we see the riders of Cervelo TestTeam continue to impress the cycling world in their initial success at the Tour of California.
In part 2, we watch as the team begins to bond together to make them a force that will need to be reckoned with by the other teams in the pro peloton.
Back in Europe at the spring classics after making a strong impression at the Tour of California, we get to see the rise of a young star in one of the longest single day races of the cycling season.
After their surprising strong showing at Milan-San Remo, we next see the classics specialists as they prepare for another of the early spring races, Tour of Flanders. Hoping to leverage their success to date, we follow the progress of the team brimming with confidence through the fabled race in the Belgium countryside.
Fighting the elements and the cobbles, Paris-Roubaix is one the teams major goals of the season. In this episode we learn what the race means to the riders and how they approach its fabled cobble sections.
In this first of a four part episode, we arrive at the start of the first of the Grand Tours of the cycling calendar, Giro d'Italia in Venice. Lead by Carlos Sastre, the winner of the 2008 Tour de France, we see the team as they continue to gain confidence in themselves as individuals and as a team.
In part 2 of the four part episode, we catch up with the team at the start of stage 12, the individual time trial. Brimming with confidence, we begin the see team work pay off in the middle portion of this grueling grand tour race.
In part 3 of the four part episode on the Giro d'Italia, we begin at Stage 15 Forli as the Giro continues through through grueling mountain stages.
In the last part of the four part episode, we enter the final stretch of Giro d'Italia after coming off of an impressive win by Carlos Sastre on the last stage before the final rest day. We follow the team to Rome not expecting the dramatic conclusion that unfolds during the centenury edition of this Grand Tour.
The Tour de France, the premier race of cycling calendar and every pro cyclists race to participate in. We begin this four part episode in Monaco for the "grande departe".
In part two of this four part episode, we start out from Barcelona as we begin winding our way through the French Pryénées.
Halfway through the Tour de France, the daily pounding the riders take along with the tumbles along the way begin to take their toll.
In the final part of the four part episode, we follow the boys into Paris to see if Thor Hushovd can hold onto the Green Jersey while trying to stave off Mark Cavendish.