First Run Features sent me a copy of the Clean Spirit DVD and after watching this documentary that spotlights the talents of a pro cycling team and their ethos of a clean sport… my love for the sport has been truly redeemed.
Too many doping scandals have damaged the sport of cycling. But Clean Spirit introduces us to one pro cycling team that strives to compete the “right way” – and in the process has launched the careers of two of the most talented riders of this generation, Marcel Kittel and John Degenkolb. The two young sprinters, along with their teammates, are determined to show that winning is possible without doping. As we follow the team during the 100th edition of the Tour de France, the excitement builds as stage wins and the yellow jersey are on the line.
Like the classic A Sunday in Hell, Clean Spirit shows much more than just the race. We see the team in their hotel rooms, on the team bus, on training rides, at meals and massage, in team meetings, and celebrating (or commiserating) after victories, defeats and crashes. Most of all, we see a team dedicating to competing cleanly, and putting their heart and soul into success on the road.
Watch the trailer HERE!