Film Review - La Grande Boucle
I went to the cinema so you don’t have to watch this.

Film Review - La Grande Boucle

I went to the cinema so you don’t have to watch this.

The trailer for Henri-George Clouzot’s film “Le Corbeau” from 1943.

The film depicts a village where anonymous letters are sent denouncing various people, all signed by Le Corbeau or The Blackbird. The village is torn apart by suspicion. The film was so controversial it was banned in France for five years.

What’s this got to do with cycling? Well the Secret Pro column on Cycling Tips suggests a grand tour winner could be rousted for his bio passport. Who knows? But it’s got the Twitter village buzzing as people try to guess who it is.

We could see a big name busted or it could all turn out to be nothing. If nothing else, look out for the film as it’s a good one.

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The poster for “La Grande Boucle”, a French film due to be released this summer.
The predictable plot features a man in a midlife crisis overcoming challenges to rebuild his life. The story goes that he’s lost his wife, job and more and has only his bike left. He decides to ride the Tour de France one day ahead of the race. At first the project is crazy but people pick up on it, he gets joined by others, crowds applaud him, the media go crazy and even the Tour de France maillot jaune gets jealous of the attention and publicity.
It could turn out to be great… but it looks like what the French call a téléfilm, something that goes straight to TV.

The poster for “La Grande Boucle”, a French film due to be released this summer.

The predictable plot features a man in a midlife crisis overcoming challenges to rebuild his life. The story goes that he’s lost his wife, job and more and has only his bike left. He decides to ride the Tour de France one day ahead of the race. At first the project is crazy but people pick up on it, he gets joined by others, crowds applaud him, the media go crazy and even the Tour de France maillot jaune gets jealous of the attention and publicity.


It could turn out to be great… but it looks like what the French call a téléfilm, something that goes straight to TV.