The film reveals the unseen world of Sancho Panzas of professional cycling. For most people, the cyclists at the back of the race are simply losers. They call them water carriers, domestics, optimists.
For 7 years, Arunas Matelis followed these Sancho Panza’s during the prestigious Giro d’Italia, taking us to the unseen world of these wonderful losers of professional cycling, from the point of view of the doctors’ team. Our bike heroes crash, rise – and race again.
Wonderful Losers uncovers the invisible side of “Giro d’Italia” – one of the harshest as well as one of the biggest cycling races in the world. Despite its popularity, few people know about the complex, hierarchal structure of the race which often bears similarity to monastic rules, including unconditional acceptance and self-sacrifice.