fredag den 26. oktober 2012

The good and the bad in cycling

In today's newspaper Jørgen Leth reflects on the current doping scandal in cycling.

'You can't escape the fact that the credibility of cycling is bleeding these days. Friends of the sport moans. I moan. But not more than that. I think cycling is an image of life itself, or as I called it in my film 'The stars and the water carriers' (1974): A theater of life. It is an event that moves geographically and is populated with heroes as well as villains. It is a game of ambition and revenge. Of challenge in classic terrain. As in other parts of life, the lie plays an essential role. Nothing sensational about that.'

- Excerpt from the feature article. For a full review please visit Politiken