|Tues 1st July||7.45pm|
|Thurs 3rd July||7.45pm|
Tour de France special screening
Dir. James Erskine, UK, 2013, 94 mins, part-subtitled
In 1998 Marco Pantani, the most flamboyant and popular cyclist of his era, won both the Tour de France and Giro d’Italia, a titanic feat of physical and mental endurance that no rider has repeated since. He was a hero to millions, the saviour of cycling following the doping scandals which threatened to destroy the sport. However, less than six years later, aged just 34, he died alone, in a cheap hotel room, from acute cocaine poisoning. He had been an addict for five years. This is the story of the tragic battles fought by the most important Italian cyclist of his generation; man versus mountain, athlete versus addiction, Marco Pantani versus himself.
All times listed are the programme start time unless otherwise stated. Films start approx 30 mins after the programme start time.