The documentary ‘The Least Expected Day’, a six-episode series produced by Telefónica Broadcast Services (TBS) on the Movistar Team was made available globally on Netflix on Friday. The series, more than three hours in length, is a thorough story, with unprecedented access, around the Telefónica-backed squad’s 2019, which focuses on the three Grand Tours of the sport: the Giro d’Italia, the Tour de France and the Vuelta a España.
Filmed over eight months in locations across Europe and Latin America, from the team’s headquarters in Pamplona (Spain) to the interior of Ecuador’s northern Carchi province, ‘The Least Expected Day’ brings its cameras into the daily activities of the Movistar Team, looking to show the feelings and reactions of its main members. The Spanish team opened its doors to TBS at every pre-race meeting at the team bus, their hotel rooms during the massage, breakfast and dinner, and the team cars where all the shots are called during the most important events of the cycling season.
‘The Least Expected Day’ shows the inside story of Richard Carapaz’s overall success in the Giro, the 15th Grand Tour GC victory conquered by Eusebio Unzué’s team. It also follows in the footsteps of Nairo Quintana and Mikel Landa as they clash for team leadership during the Tour de France. Plus, it tells the story of Alejandro Valverde’s season in rainbow colours, crowned with a second place overall in the Vuelta a España. The series is complemented by interviews with the riders, sports directors and the staff.