Time Trial is an immersive film using innovative techniques to capture the very essence of professional cycling. The film takes audiences through every element of what it means to be a professional cyclist. From deep inside the peloton we witness the impossible climbs, rapid descents, and even the post-race euphoria and agony experienced in a countless many nondescript hotel rooms. Through it all, we venture inside the world of cyclist David Millar, all leading up to his last encounter with the formidable Tour de France.
The Scottish-born David Millar bought his first road bike at the age of 15 and when he turned 18 he was already on his way to France to race. In 1997 he was offered his first professional contract and was becoming a well-known cyclist around the world. But, in 2004, it all came crumbling down when he was banned for doping. Since then, because of these experiences, Millar has become an authoritative voice on anti-doping and began his resurgence as a clean cyclist. Time Trial gives Millar, and the cycling world, a platform to inform audiences about the inner workings of professional cycling.
Film generously sponsored by the Winston-Salem Cycling Classic and National Cycling Center
- year 2017
- rating MT
- runtime 82
- director Finlay Pretsell
- country UK
- Genre Action, Biographical, Documentary
- Programs Documentary Features Competition