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23 Days in July DVD


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'23 Days in July is one of the best films ever made on the Tour de France.'

'A hidden classic of Australian cinema…'

This brilliant documentary film follows the progress of the legendary Australian cyclist Phil Anderson in his quest for the winner's yellow jersey in the the 1983 Tour de France a Tour eventually won by Laurent Fignon.

Hopes were high that he could achieve this following his 5th place in 1982 when he held the jersey for several days and took a stage victory. In 1981 he achieved worldwide fame when he became the first Australian to wear the maillot jaune in his very first tour. His victory in the Amsted Gold in the spring of 1983 was prove that he was a winner and this marvellous film follows Phil in his attempt to win the sport's biggest prize. Anderson riding for the Peugeot team discusses his training and strategy for winning the Tour while veteran cycling journalists John Wilcockson (Velo News) and Phil Liggett provide analysis and day-to-day coverage of the race.

Produced and directed by Tim Sullivan. Tim Sullivan spent most of his career in the Australian film industry and made over 200 films but it was his documentary on the Tour de France that was perhaps his best known work.

DVD Extras:

• Phil Anderson interviewed by Phil Liggett Spring 1983
• Gerrie Knetemann`s famous Amstel Gold win 1985
• Phil Anderson photo montage

 
R/T: 110 mins
DVD Region: (0) Worldwide