Orbea Factory Team Releases a Cinematic Documentary About Their 2023 World Cup Season

By Frantiska Blazkova

The Orbea Factory Team have emerged on the cross-country and MTB scenes quite recently and since then, they’ve been valiantly fighting for their place in the spotlight with a team of young hopefuls. Just a couple of days ago, they released a captivating documentary entitled Green Means Go that plunges deep into the heart of what it means to be a team that is striving to earn their spurs throughout the World Cup season.

The intimate and skilfully shot documentary, with a running time of just over an hour, perfectly captures the hours of work, all the little fragments, and human moments that most of us know at their culmination –  exciting TV racing coverage and the winners’ podium celebrations. Via the documentary, you’ll get to live vicariously through the four team members, David Campos, Pierre de Froidmont, Anne Tauber and Luca Martin, and experience their triumphs, joys, defeat, exhaustion, disappointments, and inner workings of an XC team on a mission to excel.

Besides the riders, you’ll get to know the staff keeping the whole Orbea Factory Team up and running, such as Pierre Lebreton, François-Xavier Durand, Andres Garcia or Andrej Vrcon. The most competitive MTB and cross-country environment in the world doesn’t really have much space for mistakes so professionals guiding the way and taking care of the “boring” logistics and training plans are virtually essential.

As Orbea is also a bike manufacturer supplying the entire team, the unforgiving and raw conditions of MTB and XC are the perfect testing grounds for their new bicycles, such as the Orbea Alma and Oiz bikes they premiered this year. And, according to the team in the doc, they did deliver! As for their lush green racing jerseys and all other cycling clothing, they collaborate with HIRU, a brand creating “high-performance apparel for passionate cyclists.“

Be our guest and give an hour of your time to Green Means Go and get acquainted with XC and MTB closer than ever before, meet the human behind each team member, and get convinced that, despite appearances, XC is not an individualistic sport but a close-knit effort of a passionate bunch of people.