"The Last Rider” movie review: a timeless tale of perseverance, love and America's true Tour de France hero

Now showing in theaters nationwide, the new Greg LeMond feature film is so much more than another Tour de France documentary

Greg leMond in the 1989 Tour de France
(Image credit: Greg LeMond in THE LAST RIDER Photo Credit Offside Sport Photography Ltd. Courtesy of Roadside Attractions)

If the Netflix series "Unchained" doesn't rapt American audiences, perhaps the new Greg LeMond feature film will connect them to cycling in a new way. 

Premiering today in theaters across the country, "The Last Rider" is a feature-length documentary that chronicles Greg LeMond's rock bottom year and his legendary comeback at the nail-biting 1989 Tour de France.

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Anne-Marije Rook
North American Editor

Cycling Weekly's North American Editor, Anne-Marije Rook is old school. She holds a degree in journalism and started out as a newspaper reporter — in print! She can even be seen bringing a pen and notepad to the press conference.

Originally from The Netherlands, she grew up a bike commuter and didn't find bike racing until her early twenties when living in Seattle, Washington. Strengthened by the many miles spent darting around Seattle's hilly streets on a steel single speed, Rook's progression in the sport was a quick one. As she competed at the elite level, her journalism career followed, and soon she became a full-time cycling journalist. She's now been a cycling journalist for 11 years.