RESIDENCE: Badem-Württemberg, Germany
TEAM: Loughborough University Cycling Club
|3 stage wins, 2021 Interstuhl Cup|
|Winner and course record, 2022 Bath University Cycling Club 3-up Team Time Trial|
|Winner, 2021 ANDCC Lighthouse 25-mile Time Trial|
|3rd, 2021 Sherwood Cycling Club 10-mile Time Trial|
Axel Dopfer is a student athlete at Loughborough University, studying mechanical engineering while pursuing a cycling career. 2021 was his first season of road racing in Europe: he went under 48 minutes in his debut open time trial as well as take three stage wins at the Interstuhl Cup. Building on this success, he won a team gold medal and set a new course record at the 2022 Bath University Cycling Club 3-Up Team Time Trial.
The documentary showcases not only the audacious yet ultimately successful attempt to race the full distance of triathlon in under seven hours for men and under eight hours for women, but also the two-year build-up leading into the challenge following all six athletes involved.
Two-time world champion and Olympic gold medalist Kristian Blummenfelt made history today, becoming the first man to complete a full distance triathlon under seven hours.
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