Remember the 2009 Tour de France? The one when Jens Voigt took that horrifying fall descending the Col du Petit-Saint-Bernard; Lance Armstrong and Alberto Contador gritted their teeth on Team Astana; the Scheck brothers danced up and down the top-10; and we cheered wildly to no avail for Tyler Farrar to take a win from Mark Cavendish?
A team of filmmakers from Gripped Films was on that tour, catching not only the action that we spectators saw, but also getting a behind-the-scenes look at Team HTC-Columbia. The result? “Chasing Legends“, an intense and personal glimpse inside the one of the most successful cycling teams on the world circuit. Included in the film is commentary from current and past cycling heroes such as Eddy Merckx, Jens Voigt, Lance Armstrong, George Hincapie, Mark Cavendish and many others.
“Chasing Legends” highlights the greatest heroes in professional cycling with a dramatic show of teamwork and panache from Team HTC-Columbia through the 2009 Tour de France. The film takes viewers on an epic ride into the race action. Using a multitude of high tech, high def cameras mounted on bikes, motorcycles, helicopters and team cars, “Chasing Legends” also includes historical race footage, artistic travelogue of the European countryside and villages with narration from “the voices” of world cycling, Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen.
Come see it for yourself this Friday at REI Seattle. Get your tickets in advance or pay at the door in cash or with a credit card. Current Cascade members who show their cards will get a discount.
Cascade Bicycle Club Film Series: Chasing Legends
Friday, Oct. 15, 7 p.m.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Seattle REI Store 222 Yale Ave N
Tickets are available in advance at Brown Paper Tickets
Members tickets: $8
Nonmember tickets: $9.99