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Summer 1998: the opening stages of Le Tour de France are relocated to Ireland. Belgian rider Dom Chabol (Louis Talpe) has been one of the best ‘Domestiques’ (support riders) for the last 20 years: a sacrificial role, setting pace to enable the team’s sprinter to victory; winning is not an option. But Dom harbours a desire to wear the yellow jersey, just once before his career is over. Secret doping, team rivalry and a little romance fuel the exhilarating action and dark comedy that drives The Racer to pack an adrenalin-filled punch right to the finish line.

(Copy written by Fiona Clark)

Review: Interview with Iain Glenn, The Irish Examiner

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  • Runtime
    95 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    Ireland, Luxembourg, Belgium
  • Director
    Kieron J. Walsh
  • Screenwriter
    Ciaran Cassidy, Kieron J Walsh
  • Producer
    Katie Holly, Yvonne Donohoe
  • Cast
    Louis Talpe, Iain Glen, Matteo Simoni
  • Cinematographer
    James Mather
  • Editor
    Mathieu Depuydt, Nico Poedts
  • Composer
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