Time Trial

Time Trial

By Finlay Pretsell

  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release Date: 2018-06-29
  • Advisory Rating: 18
  • Runtime: 1h 21min
  • Director: Finlay Pretsell
  • iTunes Price: GBP 9.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: GBP 4.49
7/10
7
From 2 Ratings

Description

TIME TRIAL gives us an exhilarating and terrifying place in the race, providing an immersive experience as close to actually competing as you will ever see on film. David Millar, shrouded in darkness, declares an intention to rise again. A sensory ride through the thrill and hardship of professional cycling. We are hurtled off a hillside, details blurring like watercolours. The euphoria and the fatigue, the highs and the lows. It's as if it were ourselves struggling through the bumpy roads of France. David bluntly and fearlessly narrates his last season in the saddle, intimate and immediate, along with the intricate relationships of cyclist, road crew, fellow competitors, manic fans, and the media circus surrounding it all.

Reviews

  • The end of a career...

    5
    By Manxvelo
    ...raised to art. A great film that shows the harshness of cycling as a sport and a season too far for David Millar. Great photography, great sound. Alternative entertainment particularly if you follow or take part in the sport.
  • Boring load of nonsense

    2
    By SA UK
    Beautifully shots of the Giro but ultimately a terrible film. I've never seen such a depressing miserable film about such a beautiful sport. It shows David in the last year of his professional career swearing and complaining to everyone and generally totally done with the whole thing. Get some perspective David! Come on! Try living in Slough and working a crappy, underpaid office job with steadily deteriorating health like the average 37 year old with a sedentary lifestyle. You are a wealthy and successful athlete who gets paid to ride his bike. I don't want to see you crying about it. Even if you are retiring from racing you still have a career ahead of you writing, presenting and generally following the sport which so many people would kill to be able to do. All I learnt from this film is David needs some help psychologically.
  • On yer bike

    5
    By Welshy86
    Catnip for cycling fanatics
  • Awesome

    5
    By Golfjennyb
    Must watch for any cyclist - saw the official premiere which was amazing so to be able to download is perfect

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