Twelve months, twelve short documentaries on a long way to success. Trainings. Races. Travelling. Life.
This is TWELVE – a new project of the pro mountain biker and BMXer Michal Prokop. Rob Trnka’s camera
takes the past month of Michal, just as he has actually spent it. Without any adornments and planning. It
doesn’t aim to celebrate the leading actor; it wants to capture by its sincereness.
TWELVE doesn’t create dramatic situations, but it catches them if they arise. Season is in full swing, and travel is an integral part. Long evenings in the hotel room, washed some things, the second to pack. Like before his trip to Great Britain.
Hot July began with Michal’s departure to Bike Radar Live, monstrous bike festival similar to Sea Otter Classic, still without any reason omitted by people from Continental Europe. Classic racing circuit
in Brands Hatch near London host various races for a wide public as well as for top professionals every year. Start list of MBUK Dual Slalom Eliminator brings together current 4X stars Rinderknecht, Wichman and Beaumont, DH stars Peat and Kovarik and Lopes, a legend of this kind of racing. In this competition, Prokop wins the qualifications and then the race itself. Giant trophy and hot prize money go to Prague!
From the forest of slalom poles we move to a real forest in North Bohemia, to Michal’s favourite destination Jested. This time it’s not just about freeriding, but testing and shooting. Hot new AGang Ninja freeride bike is waiting for him. Jan Mocnak, co-author of the Twelve project, finds himself before lens and behind the camera at the same time.
Despite July showed his less benign face and wet slopestyle park is not in the best condition, Michal enjoys a ride in MBC Bike Park in Kosmonosy near Mlada Boleslav. Not racing, also work for the sponsors belongs to life of a professional athlete…
You can find all episodes of the TWELVE project at http://www.redbull.cz/twelve
Producer: Red Bull
Screenplay, camera: Rob Trnka
Editor, post-production, and music: Jan Mocnak
About Michal Prokop
Michal belongs among the few exceptional sportsmen in case of whom one may afford
the luxury to consider his placing under winner’s rostrum in a top world competition
as something surprising. With his two World Champion rainbow jerseys, two World Cup
titles and 10 World Cup wins in his pocket, Michal Prokop belongs to living legends of a
gravity mountain biking history. Yet he has found another great challenge in his highly
successful carrier – nothing smaller than the BMX premiere at the Summer Olympic
Games 2008 in the Chinese Beijing.
But Michal managed to step out of shadow of sports giants even before the flames went up
over the Beijing. The life on pedals is his hobby and livelihood as well. The King of the Czech cycling of 2006 acquired all titles on his mountain bike and he even defended them again. Michal brought himself to the attention of sports public particularly thanks to his dominant position in mountain bike fourcross. Unlike most of his other competitors MP devotes himself equally to two related, but still different disciplines. Moreover, in 2006, just a few months after his severe injury, Prokop initiated the Czech national team of the track world championship on oval…
Since 2010 Prokop is riding AGang bikes but they are made by the same company as
Author bicycles that he was riding for long seventh year in a row. That loyal is this guy!
Michal Prokop’s interests in business negotiations are represented by Polis.Riders. Communication with media is secured by Polis.Media. We are fully at your disposal on the below stated contacts for any business information, press materials and any additional information.
Contact person: Zdenek Pol
Mobile phone number: +420 602 492 306
Fax number: +420 325 611 774
Skype nick name: zdenek-pol
Shipping address: Husova 6, 290 01 Podebrady, Czech Republic (EU)
Company address: Prokopa Velikeho 356, 208 02 Kolin 3, Czech Republic (EU)
Company registration number: 43093311
VAT number: CZ7110030796
Source: Zdenek Pol | Polis.Media