The first trailer for ‘The Racer’, Kieron J. Walsh’s Irish cycling drama has been released today.

Set in the summer of 1998, The Racer follows late-career cyclist Dom Chabol, who has been one of the best support riders on the Tour de France for 20 years, but secretly harbours a desire to wear the yellow jersey once before his career is over.

Louis Talpe (Of Kings And Prophets) stars as Chabol, alongside Matteo Simoni, Tara Lee, Iain Glen, and Karel Roden.

It is produced by Ireland’s Blinder Films (Love & Friendship), in coproduction with Calach Films of Luxembourg and US company Caviar (Sound Of Metal).

Walsh wrote the script with Ciaran Cassidy (Jihad Jane), with Blinder Films’ Katie Holly and Yvonne Donohoe producing and Calach’s Jesus Gonzalez-Elvira co-producing with Caviar’s Robin Kerremans and Dimitri Verbeeck.

The film is supported by Screen Ireland, Film Fund Luxembourg, Eurimages, Screen Flanders, the BAI Sound & Vision Fund, and RTE. Kinepolis Film Distribution will release the film in Benelux.


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