Thin air, crystalline glaciers, thick mist, rocky hillsides, pointy fir trees, and vigilant mountain peaks were part of the stage props and accessories. Alpine choughs, adventurous mountain goats, silent cows, and squealing marmots composed the backstage crew. And us, thirteen fearless riders coming from all around Europe, were the main characters of the play ‘Among the Giants 5: The French Alps. Coming Full Circle’.
After a long curating process of all the collected material, we are glad to release the movie of the four amazing days we spent around Montgenèvre, a small French ski village at the border with Italy.
For the fifth edition of ATG we could not have chosen a more emblematic location, as it allowed us to reach renowned mountain passes of the Tour de France such as the Galibier, Granon, or Izoard, as well as the Colle delle Finestre, featured in the Giro d’Italia. At the same time, this was the last item on our list of Alpine countries, coming full circle after conquering many giants and getting to know different cultures around this mountain range.
The movie, with video from Fluke Visuals and photography from Brazo de Hierro, is a reflection of what we experienced during those last days of summer. The captured images narrate the story of what we endured during those rides, giving a glimpse of what it is like to climb neverending hors categorie climbs surrounded by nature’s beauty. Our daily main dish was winding steep roads, which we rode without hesitation while sharing them with strangers at first, with whom we suddenly became friends. This is not just about riding and performing, but also about creating synergies, meeting new people, exchanging anecdotes, and creating life-lasting bonds.
Take a moment to sit down, breathe in and breathe out, and allow yourself to get immersed in a sensorial experience. Despite there is nothing like being there firsthand, there is no better way to get an idea of what it was like than watching the most memorable moments. With incredible work from the media team to cover all possible angles, you will feel the toughness of the climbs on our faces but also the joy of conquering those giants. Enjoy, and see you on our next adventure.