- Overcoming review by RP
This had the potential to be quite an interesting film, unfortunately it is spoiled by the slightly frantic editing which leaves it looking more like an MTV commercial than a documentary.
There are some scenes which made me look at the sport in a different light, the mental fragility of the riders was fascinating to see, together with the constant cosseting & reassurance they require.
Riis' comments regarding doping are made more understandable viewed in this light, and while I don't approve of doping this film made me even less supportive of the idea of lifetime bans.
Overall, this film is a pleasant enough way to pass a rainy afternoon when you can't get out on your bike, but it isn't up to the standard of, for example, "A Sunday in Hell"
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