10 best cycling movies ever
Höllentour (aka Hell On Wheels, 2004)
An insight into the modern-day Tour de France, this documentary follows the (mis)fortunes of the T-Mobile team as they struggle to compete on cycling's biggest stage. It heavily focuses on the relationship between Erik Zabel and team-mate Rolf Aldag. The moments where Zabel talks frankly about how he can't compete with his rivals are heartbreaking – he looks and sounds like an also-ran rather than the man who'd previously won the green jersey for six consecutive years from 1996 to 2001. Shame about a soundtrack that's straight outta the '80s.