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‘Maiden’ Director Alex Holmes And Mrc Team For Greg LeMond Docu ‘Last Rider’

‘Maiden’ Director Alex Holmes And Mrc Team For Greg LeMond Docu ‘Last Rider’

Exclusive: Documentary filmmaker Alex Holmes is going from the world of boat racing in his critically acclaimed pic Maiden to the world of cycling with Last Rider, which chronicles the story of Greg LeMond. The director will team with Mrc Non-Fiction for the production. James Erskine and Victoria Gregory are set to produce on behalf of New Black Films.

Last Rider follows the story of LeMond, who came back from the brink of death after a hunting accident to win the closest race in the history of the Tour de France. He remains the only American to have won the race without performance-enhancing drugs.

“The 1989 Tour de France was one of the most thrilling spectacles in sport,” said Holmes. “It pitted LeMond, the only American ever to have won the tour, against the great French champion Laurent Fignon. It was a race that tested not only their physical endurance but their mental strength.

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