World Class Professional race cyclists touring Labrador and Newfoundland
Group is making a documentary of the experience.
A group of four professional racing cyclists left Labrador West on Sunday, Aug. 26, for an adventure that certainly is not for the faint of heart.
The four, Angus Morton formerly of Australia now living in Denver Colorado, Sami Sauri of Barcelona now living in Berlin, Jacob Rathe of Portland Oregon and Dan Craven of Namibia, have awards and accomplishments that would fill volumes.
Google each of them and you will see what they’ve been up to for the past number of years; competitions, awards and more miles than anyone could ever imagine on a bike.
They teamed up with Destination Labrador and the province’s Department of Tourism, to highlight cycling in this province.
Morton, a retired professional is now a filmmaker based out of Denver. He last rode for Jelly Belly Maxiis, and joined team specialized for the red hook criterion series.
He contacted Destination Labrador with the planned project to bike the trans Labrador highway from Western Labrador, then cross to the Northern Peninsula and ride to Port Aux Basques.
Sorensen and Craven will end the tour there but Morton and Sauri will continue the adventure by completing the loop through Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Quebec, aiming to arrive back in Labrador west around Sept. 23.
Along with the group is cinematographer Nate Sorensen and producer Matt Bowne.
Morton’s work can be seen at www.thereabouts.com.au
Morton tells the Aurora, “It was during a trip to the Chicoutimi area of Quebec for a cycling
From left, Sami Sauri, Angus Morton, Dan Craven, joined by local cyclists Jacob Rathe, Ruth Corbett, Jen Jennings and Ken Manstan