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A film by Dirk Jan Roeleven

88 minutes, documentary, color, 2014
In English, Dutch, French, Spanish & German with English subtitles

Too many doping scandals have damaged the sport of cycling. But Clean Spirit introduces us to one pro cycling team that strives to compete the "right way" - and in the process has launched the careers of two of the most talented riders of this generation, Marcel Kittel and John Degenkolb. The two young sprinters, along with their teammates, are determined to show that winning is possible without doping. As we follow the team during the 100th edition of the Tour de France, the excitement builds as stage wins and the yellow jersey are on the line.

Like the classic A Sunday in Hell, Clean Spirit shows much more than just the race. We see the team in their hotel rooms, on the team bus, on training rides, at meals and massage, in team meetings, and celebrating (or commiserating) after victories, defeats and crashes. Most of all, we see a team dedicating to competing cleanly, and putting their heart and soul into success on the road.

“Truthfully captures the glorious highs and dramatic lows of professional cycling through the eyes of its new, young stars.” - Cycle Sport Magazine

“The filmmakers encapsulate the agony and ecstasy of the world's biggest bike race. The end result is intimate and authentic... rich subject matt er gives the film a clear, emotionally-satisfying narrative.” - The Independent (UK)

UPC: 720229916448 | Prebook: February 24 | Street: March 24
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