The intricacies behind bicycle races, a sport that is so popular in Europe, is the subject of this Belgian entry. The film explores the behind the scenes incidents and what really goes on in the races, as Ghislain Lambert, an ambitious man, tries his luck at a competition he loves, but one which was not good for him, as his hope for fabulous victories, always eluded him.
The best excuse for watching the film is Benoit Poelvoorde, a Belgian actor that has been seen in comic parts frequently. This is a stretch for this actor, and he proves he is also a performer that attracts the attention of his fans. The film was directed by Philippe Harel, based on the screenplay written by the director, Mr. Poelvoorde and Olivier Dazat.
Basically, this is a feel good movie, even though the man at the center of the story is an antihero. Our hopes are with Ghislain, even though we feel he is not up to some of the runners which he competes against. Even though we realize what Lambert is undergoing, we root for him to come home a champion. But in a way, he was a winner.