The past few weeks on Twitter I’ve noticed mentions of this new cycling film called Chasing Legends. I didn’t pay it much attention due to my work load and constant travelling around the UK. So this morning I’m reading through the excellent blog from Simon Lamb – La Gazzetta Della Bici – and came across a trailer for this film or documentary as I have found out.
The documentary has been put together by Gripped Films, documenting the 2009 Tour de France through the eyes of the Columbia HTC professional cycling team and the “legends of the sport”.
The world premier of the film was yesterday, the 15th March. Its timing could not have been better, especially after the epic stage in yesterday’s Giro d’Italia, which saw world road race champion Cadel Evans take the stage. As Simon Lab says in his blog:
“For a brief moment today cycling returned to a pre-war era of brave men and true spirit. Cycling is so beautiful because it breaths with the earth it is raced on and nowhere was that more apparent than on the ‘brutale ma meraviglioso’ farm tracks today. GIRO è VITA.”
A fitting stage for what seems to be a documentary that details exactly what this sport is all about – the true heroic spirit of cycling. Make sure to check it out!