The best cycling series of recent years returns and Superman Lopez celebrates his prominence role in the networks
When Miguel Ángel López got off his bike in the last Vuelta a España on his way to Mos, one of the first reactions of the fans (right after disbelief) was a strong desire to see the third season of 'El día menos pensado', the successful documentary about the Movistar team. Well... wish fulfilled. The trailer for the return of the best cycling series of the last few years is here, and Superman has even left a little message on his social networks, celebrating his role in the production with a little tongue-in-cheek.
"I'll stick around. It was a pleasure, gentlemen"
Yesterday was the official presentation of the Movistar team, with Perico Delgado and Mónica Marchante as masters of ceremonies, and that was the place chosen to show the world the eagerly awaited trailer for 'El día menos pensado' (below, minute 9:45).
And the truth is that it does not disappoint. From the first lapidary sentence, pronounced by Pablo Lastras in the Tour of Flanders won by Annemiek Van Vleuten ("You have to eat shit to reach glory. Today it's your turn to eat shit"), through the now classic bad vibes with Marc Soler as the protagonist and ending, of course, with the most discussed moment of La Vuelta. So everything leads us to believe that the documentary will clear up many of the doubts we still have about that fateful day, which seems to be exactly what the title refers to.
"I'm sticking around. Thank you very much, brother", Miguel Ángel López can be heard saying over the radio, to Patxi Vila's surprised face and Chente García Acosta's gestures of frustration. Although the Colombian's phrase that will surely be recorded in the history of the day is the one that closes the teaser: "Well, I'm staying here. It was a pleasure, gentlemen".
Incidentally, something to celebrate is that Superman himself wanted to take part in the documentary by giving an on-camera interview, like those of his former teammates. "I wanted to come out and give my version", he explains at one point in the video, just after Unzué, Carlos Verona, José Joaquín Rojas or Imanol Erviti (the latter without words, but with a very expressive gesture) give their opinion about the incident.
Although we still don't know when or how the third season of what is surely the best cycling series of recent years will be released (the trailer only says "Coming soon"), everything points to it being available again both on Netflix and on Movistar+'s #Vamos channel. And it will most likely arrive in March or April, although last year it was delayed until May. Produced by Telefónica Broadcast Services (TBS), its authors are sports journalists José Larraza and Marc Pons.
Superman Lopez's irony
Apparently, the rider from Boyaca himself was paying attention to the presentation, because just a few hours later he posted a message on his Twitter account with a lot of sarcasm. "From this fantastic place, I can say: #YoMeQuedoPorAquí," he wrote, accompanied by a photo with the bike and kit of his new team, Astana Qazaqstan.
Desde este fantástico lugar, puedo decir: #YoMeQuedoPorAquí pic.twitter.com/2ywxbFNIRm— Miguel Angel Lopez Moreno (@SupermanlopezN) January 20, 2022
The place Superman is referring to on this occasion seems to be Colombia, despite the fact that most of his team is currently based in Spain. But the evident 'trolling' has not gone unnoticed on social networks, and has generated a new controversy regarding the way the brilliant climber usually expresses himself.
It should not be forgotten that his signing for Movistar had already been questioned by those statements he made during the 2019 Vuelta a España in which he insulted Eusebio Unzúe's team, calling them "the same old fools". We'll have to wait until spring to see if the documentary contains more incendiary phrases, in which the Gamoniteiru winner is a specialist.