Tour de Pharmacy review: An enjoyable, ridiculous, yet uneasy satire of cycling's dark past

We review the latest HBO mockumentary, this time aimed at cycling: Tour de Pharmacy

When a HBO mockumentary is released lampooning a fictional 1982 drug-fuelled Tour de France (four days after the current world champion was disqualified from the current Tour), you can’t help but laugh in uneasy contemplation of both the timing, and whether it flies too closely to the burn.

Taking place during the ‘iconic’ (but sadly fictional) 82’ Tour where all but five riders were disqualified for doping and caught bribing UCI president Kevin Bacon, we follow a motley crew of actors alongside creators Andy Samberg and Murray Miller on their whirlwind Tour de Pharmacy.

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