Last Wednesday (26), through a press conference, Mark Cavendish announced his newest documentary “Mark Cavendish: Never Enough”, produced by Netflix, which will be available on the platform, for everyone to watch from the 2nd. of August. The themes of the cinematographic work are focused on mental health, personal problems and the consequences of his fight against the Epstein-Barr virus, contracted in 2018.
In order to make the documentary, the cyclist needed help from health professionals who gave support to discuss his mental health and take care of all the consequences that were caused in the athlete’s life after troubled times between 2018 and 2019. From 2018 to 2019. feeling unwell and depressed, Mark Cavendish decided to seek medical help, finding Dr. Helge Riepenhof, chief physician at the BG Hospital in Hamburg, to understand his condition.
“You don’t go from being the best in the world to not even being capable. How did this happen? Turned into stress at home. I was a nightmare to live with. I had nothing, wanted nothing, did nothing, felt nothing. The feeling of uselessness. I lost any suit I ever had, just to be a person, to be a father, to be a friend, a husband,” says Mark Cavendish as he started to realize he wasn’t doing well emotionally.
Together with Dr. Helge Riepenhof, who he had worked with when he was part of T-Mobile, and Dr. David Spindler, cognitive neuroscientist, who also works at Dimension Data, Mark Cavendish managed to have the strength to deal with all the events that were around him and, thus, return to the phenomenon that he always was.
In order to understand the reasons that left the cyclist with the problems mentioned above, the documentary returns to the starting point of his career, when he managed to win the world title in Copenhagen, in 2011, and soon after his victory in the Tour de France, the following year. . However, it also shows the behind-the-scenes issues with its former Dimension Data team.
In addition, the work reveals details of how the athlete’s return to the Deceuninck-Quick Step was, in 2021, with his four-stage victories in the Tour de France that year and the record in professional sport. The cinematographic team also followed Mark Cavendish throughout the competition this year and showed the athlete’s accident during one of the matches.
Recently, the cyclist is also confirmed in the second season of the series “Tour de France: Unchained”, also available on Netflix, which has followed the saga of all the athletes in the competition and behind the scenes. The routine of the Jumbo-Visma, EF Education-EasyPost, Soudal-QuickStep, Ineos Grenadiers, Groupama-FDJ, Alpecin Deuceuninck, Bora-Hansgrohe and AG2R Citroen teams will be represented throughout the work.