The Last Rider

  • a man on a bicycle
  • a group of men smiling
  • two men on bicycles


Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Sat, Sep 16 1:00 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Sun, Sep 17 1:45 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Tue, Sep 19 4:00 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Wed, Sep 20 6:30 PM
Film Info
Country Listing:United Kingdom
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Alex Holmes


With innate talent, an earnest, ethical approach to competition, and an affable, boy-next-door charm, the American Greg LeMond was a popular presence in European cycling. A wizard on the steady, grueling climbs of the Tour de France, LeMond propelled himself to recognition with wins first for the National Team of France, and then unexpectedly for himself in 1986, when a yellow jersey win shocked and thrilled the world (turning some “friends” into adversaries).

Alex Holmes’ poignant documentary makes space for LeMond, with the aid of his extraordinary wife Kathy, to share a deeply personal journey through trauma and the twists and turns of fame and performance amidst immense public pressures. This is a resounding reminder that LeMond represents the world of athletics at its best, and replays one of the greatest comeback stories in sports history.

Tickets: $15 (Members from $10)

Presented in partnership with Ontario Cycling.

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