Chasing Legends

For those going into withdrawal from July’s Tour de France TV coverage, here’s one last chance to hear the soothing voices of Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen. However, be warned that the documentary Chasing Legends covers last year’s Tour, although with considerably better access to the HTC Columbia team and its sprint star, Mark Cavendish. (The latter opines, “It takes someone with balls” to attack in the wind.) Celebrity visitors in the year of Lance Armstrong’s comeback include Ben Stiller, normal-sized among the riders, who demonstrates “my biking Blue Carbon, similar to Blue Steel, but much lighter.” Jens Voigt reveals himself to be the funniest, quippiest guy in the peloton, which makes his horrible crash that much harder to watch. Scenes aboard the HTC bus are considerably more intimate and unguarded than what you get on Versus. Here are nine casually half-naked men with very peculiar tan lines and very strange topics of conversation. Speaking to his masseuse, George Hincape muses, “I’ve never shaved that far up.” How far up? You’ll have to see for yourself. (NR) BRIAN MILLER

Wed., Aug. 11, 7 & 9 p.m., 2010

 
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