The Last Rider
UK, Feature Documentary, 2022, 96 min
The incredible story of the greatest cycling race in history, the 1989 Tour De France. With innate talent, an earnest, ethical approach to competition, and an affable, boy-next-door charm, American Greg LeMond was a popular presence in European cycling. A wizard on the steady, grueling climbs of the Tour de France, LeMond propelled himself to recognition with wins first for the National Team of France, and then unexpectedly for himself in 1986, when a yellow jersey win shocked and thrilled the world (turning some “friends” into adversaries). Alex Holmes’ poignant documentary explores LeMond’s deeply personal journey through trauma, the twists and turns of fame, and performance amidst immense public pressures. LeMond represents the world of athletics at its best, and replays one of the greatest comeback stories in sports history.
Courtesy of Roadside Attractions Subtitled.
The cat and mouse duel between Fignon and LeMond is pure cinema… Real Screen
Directed by Alex HolmesBoulder Premiere
In person: Alex Holmes
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