The Comeback of the Century: How Greg LeMond Won the Tour de France Against All Odds
Published: July 20, 2023
By: Avalon N., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 14
The incredible story of the greatest cycling race in history, the 1989 Tour de France, and how American Greg LeMond faced betrayal, childhood sexual abuse, and death, completing one of the most inspiring comebacks in history.
KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Avalon N. comments, “The Last Rider is a powerful and inspiring true story that touched my heart and will also touch many others. This life story is brought to the screen with captivating and impressive storytelling.” See her full review below.
The Last Rider
KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 14
The Last Rider is a powerful and inspiring true story that touched my heart and will touch many others as well. This life story is brought to the screen with captivating and impressive storytelling.
This documentary is about Greg LeMond, a famous cyclist who won the Tour de France three times; he is the first and, currently, the last American to do so. It reveals his life story, starting from when cycling was simply a sport he did to keep fit for skiing in the winter. The story progresses as he wins his first Tour de France in 1986. He gets shot in 1987, which puts his career and life in jeopardy. The documentary focuses mostly on his struggle to get back into cycling and winning the Tour in 1989 and 1990 after his near-death — showcasing one of the greatest comebacks in sports history. The story is truly motivational and has many good messages.