Samuel Craven Samuel Craven Documentary Filmmaker


With a parcours made up of unpaved farm tracks and a pig instead of prize money awarded to the best placed Breton rider, Tro-Bro Léon is the best race you’ve never watched. Established back in the 1980s by locals trying to save the Breton language, the race is little known beyond France but respected by all who’ve ridden it. Characterised by sectors of ribinoù – rough and rutted backroads that can be made of anything from cobblestones to compacted dirt – the race sits somewhere between a cobbled classic and a cross race. Add in the rain laden weather front that swept in off the Atlantic Ocean ahead of this year’s edition and the scene was set for complete carnage. Watch the first Rapha Gone Racing episode of 2021 to find out how Mitch Docker, Lachlan Morton and the rest of the EF Education-Nippo team fared on their debut on the Breton backroads of ‘Le Petit Paris-Roubaix’ - Tro-Bro Léon.

Director: Robbrecht Desmet
DOP: Ivo Maes
Editor: Samuel Craven