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RIDE FOR YOUR L1FE

Peter Alsted / Denmark / 2022 / 70 min / World Premiere

The world’s first professional cycling team with diabetes shows us that they can still leave everyone else behind as they ride for their lives, glory and to the top.

The world’s first and only professional cycling team with diabetes was created simply to show that it was possible. The cycling team competes against both the sport’s absolute best and their own glucose levels, which they control with daily insulin shots. ‘Ride for Your L1fe’ follows the team throughout their 2021 season as they fight to reach the top of the podium. But is ambition and pioneering spirit enough to survive in professional cycling? With unbiased access to the team’s riders, mechanics, doctors and dieticians, the film documents an inspiring battle against a chronic illness and the prejudices that come with it.