15 October 2005 | Spuzzlightyear
Finally! A cycling movie NOT ABOUT LANCE ARMSTRONG!
'Hell On Wheels' is a great documentary that takes us along with the German team as they compete for the Tour De France title in 2003. Although the names are unfamiliar, the race is most certainly not. The film has a great mixture of what preparations the team has to go through, as well as a brief history, as well as a general map of what the cyclists has to go through. Me? I don't follow cycling all that seriously, so I found this immensely interesting. The German members are of course, trying to beat the number one guy, the terribly overexposed Lance Armstrong, who, while he is indeed in the film, takes a back seat (or saddle seat, if you will) to the Germans. And although the conclusion is perfectly obvious, it was really riveting to share with them their highs and lows on competing such a grueling race (and then, for example, immediately having to sign autographs). Well worth watching.