Luxembourg. One of the world's smallest countries, a green and peaceful place bordered by Belgium, France, and Germany. The birthplace of two brothers, Andy and Fränk Schleck, two of the world's best professional cyclists.
Following Leopard Trek and the Schleck Brothers, this film focuses upon the team's participation in the prestigious 2011 Tour de France. It is an intimate cinematic portrait of two brothers and a team who are under pressure to live up to the expectations of their country. « The Road Uphill » documents the relationships, motivations and belief systems integral to Leopard Trek – the core aspect of the team that is not usually exposed by the lens of television reportage.
This documentary investigates the day-to-day life of a professional cycling team and the physical, mental and emotional thresholds that they need to overcome to win the greatest race on earth.
Director/Writer/Cinematographer: Jean-Louis Schuller
Producer David Grumbach & Paul Thiltges
Editor: Felix Sorger
Composer: André Dziezuk
Sound Design: Gunnar Oskarsson
Sound Edit: Angelo Dos Santos