Season 2 / Episode 1: Changing Times
Orange Seal re-launches the Family Seal series for 2021. For Payson McElveen and Hannah Finchamp the 2020 race season began and ended with a double victory at Mid South. Much has changed in the world since the last race numbers were pinned, but the dedication to sport and performing at the highest level remains, it just looks a bit different.
Episode 1 explores pandemic life from an athlete’s perspective, spotlighting what makes the Orange Seal Off-Road Team special – family and passion. Follow Hannah and Payson’s as they train and celebrate cycling differently, with no start or finish line in sight. For the last 14 months. “With so much uncertainty during the Covid-19 pandemic, it was really important to me to latch onto something measurable and concrete during these unprecedented times. So I turned to what I could control on a personal level – Training ” says Hannah Finchamp, US Olympic Long Team member.
Payson, Hannah, and the Team reflect upon a year not prioritized by race results, they dig deeper into off-bike activities that help promote sponsors and bring visibility to the sport. “Adversity, unknown, and misfortune can transform into immense opportunity”, says Payson McElveen when asked about his journey through the pandemic “off-season.”