World Class Pro­fes­sional race cy­clists tour­ing Labrador and New­found­land

Group is mak­ing a documentary of the ex­pe­ri­ence.

The Aurora (Labrador City) - - Front Page - BY MIKE POWER

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

PHOTO BY MIKE POWER/SPE­CIAL TO THE AURORA

From left, Sami Sauri, An­gus Mor­ton, Dan Craven, joined by lo­cal cy­clists Ja­cob Rathe, Ruth Cor­bett, Jen Jen­nings and Ken Manstan

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