A film made about the participation of the Argos Shimano team in the 2013 Tour de France will have its UK premiere on December the 9th at the Barbican in London.
A unique and compelling inside story of Argos-Shimano, keen on showing that winning is possible without any use of doping. We follow the team up close, in cinema verité style, during the 100th edition of the Tour de France. Knowing that they cannot beat their opponents in the mountains, they have specialized in the sprint.
We see the young team inside their hotel rooms, at intimate moments when the men are alone or getting a massage and in the team bus where film crews normally aren’t allowed. We witness the German sprint talent Marcel Kittel promising his teammates a Rolex if they let him win the first stage. In the excitement of the race we are there when Mark Cavendish causes Argos-Shimano sprinter Tom Veelers to crash and ultimately forcing him to leave the Tour. While Cavendish tries to intimidate his opponent, Kittel takes his revenge in the ultimate etape in Paris, letting the clean team spirit have its victory.
Check out the trailer below: