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Irish Cycling Documentary ‘Rough Rider’.

Rough Rider Paul & bike Alpe dHuez

To be Broadcast on RTE to Mark Finish of Tour de France

Rough Rider, a new Irish documentary produced with support from Bord Scannán na hÉireann/ the Irish Film Board follows contentious journalist and cycling whistleblower, Paul Kimmage, as he searches for answers to difficult questions about doping in the world of professional cycling. The film will be broadcast on RTE One, tonight, July 28th .

Directed by Adrian McCarthy and filmed over two years, this documentary feature film brings audiences into the world of professional cycling. Told against the backdrop of the fall of Lance Armstrong and the 2013 Tour de France, the film follows former professional cyclist turned journalist, author and anti-doping advocate Paul Kimmage on a journey of loss and redemption.

When Paul Kimmage writes and talks about cycling, it’s different to other sports for him. It’s personal. He gets enraged with a sport where young men have lost their lives to doping. He loves the sport. He hates the sport. This is the complex world of the documentary film ROUGH RIDER.

Rough Rider is a Wildfire Films/Ergo Films production produced in association with RTE & Bord Scannán na hÉireann/ the Irish Film Board Directed by Adrian McCarthy. Produced by Martha O’Neill and Tony Whelan.

Rough Rider will be broadcast on RTE ONE, 28 July 2014 @ 21.30