Enjoying the Tour? Get ready for ‘Chasing Legends’

Official poster.

If you’ve got Tour de France fever than mark your calendar for July 22nd when the film Chasing Legends comes to town.

Chasing Legends is the latest from filmmaker Curtis Winsor and his Gripped Films crew. The movie gives viewers an inside look at big-time professional road racing as it follows team HTC-Columbia through their 2009 Tour de France campaign.

Here’s the blurb:

“There is no greater sporting event in all of cycling than the Tour de France. Chasing Legends touches on the rich history, passion and true grit of The Tour as seen through the eyes of Team HTC Columbia along with commentary from Phil Liggett, Paul Sherwen, Eddy Merckx, and some of the sports most prolific heros. With a stunning array of HD cameras, on-bike cameras, and poignant and touching interviews, “Chasing Legends” will take viewers deeper into the pro peloton than ever on a roller coaster ride of action, story and emotion.”

And the trailer gets me fired up every time I watch it:

Pedal Nation is hosting the screening. Get tickets and more info on their website.

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13 years ago

I saw this at the premier in Sacramento before the start of the ATOC and I gotta say, it’s pretty excellent. The hi-def footage is incredible, and the from-the-team-car footage is great. Who knew Brian Holm was such a cut-up? While focused on the Tour as a whole, it’s told heavily from the perspective of HTC-Columbia in the ’09 Tour, so it’s far from a totally “balanced” POV, but you get a real sense of the riders and the team that I don’t think has come through this strongly since “Road to Paris”, and that had a different narrative goal.

I highly recommend putting this on the calendar. I’d venture to say it will take its place as one of the best Tour films ever produced.

Paul Tay
Paul Tay
13 years ago

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13 years ago

their last 2 movies have been great so I assume this will be also.