Chasing Legends

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Chasing Legends
In the pantheon of niche filmmaking, Jason Berry’s insightful, self-financed doc about the 2009 Tour de France is a triumph. Yes, it tends to focus on one cycling team – in this case HTC-Columbia and British sprinter Mark Cavendish – and the score veers towards Wagnerian bombast. But unlike previous team-specific cycling docs, at least this gives rivals a look-in. It’s a good year to highlight, too. Not only for the likeable ‘Manx Missile’ Cavendish – who won six stages – but also for seven-times Tour winner Lance Armstrong’s comeback. Whether it’s looking back at archive, reminiscing with the oldest living rider or sharing the rules of engagement and the roles of mechanics and masseurs, this tackles the ins and outs of the sport with aplomb.

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Rated: U
Release date: Friday October 22 2010
Duration: 95 mins

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Director: Jason Berry

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saw chasing legends last night, it was fantastic and i relived the tour 2009 along with a packed cinema. I disliked cav always thinking he was so arrogant. But after last years tour and how he showed so much maturity after he was relegated to the back of the pack my feelings changed. After seeing the film its made me have so much more respect for not just cav but all the riders for what they put themselves through. An awesome film well done.


saw chasing legends last night, it was fantastic and i relived the tour 2009 along with a packed cinema. I disliked cav always thinking he was so arrogant. But after last years tour and how he showed so much maturity after he was relegated to the back of the pack my feelings changed. After seeing the film its made me have so much more respect for not just cav but all the riders for what they put themselves through. An awesome film well done.