Wonderful Losers: A Different World / Nuostabieji lūzeriai

For most of us, those cyclists running at the back of the race are simply the losers. They are called water carriers, domestics, gregarious, who sacrifice their careers and personal victories, so their team leaders can win the race.
Arunas Matelis followed these Sancho Panza’s of professional cycling for 7 years during the prestigious „Giro d’Italia“ and reveals the unseen world of these wonderful losers of professional cycling from the point of view of the doctors’ team. Our bike heroes crash, rise — and race again.



Country of Production
Lithuania, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, Latvia, UK, Ireland, Spain

Year of Production

71 min

Arunas Matelis

Studio Nominum in co-production with Stefilm, DOK Mobile, Associate Directors, VFS Films, Dearcan Media, Planet Korda Pictures and SUICAFilms

Original Language
Italian, English, Dutch


Festivals / Awards

Warsaw IFF 2017 (Best Documentary Award)
Listapad IFF Minsk 2017 (Grand Prix for Best Documentary Film as well as Audience Award)
Black Nights FF Tallinn 2017
Alpe Adria Cinema FF Trieste 2018
Dublin IFF 2018

Award of the Lithuanian Filmmakers Union for Best Lithuanian Film of 2017