Sat 17 July 2:30pm
Directors: Nickolas Bird, Eleanor Sharpe
Starring: Phil Liggett
The life of legendary television commentator Phil Liggett is inextricably entwined with the history of professional cycling. During a career that has spanned five decades, 15 Olympic games and 47 Tours de France, Phil Liggett has been there for every key moment in cycling over the last half century.
The heroic triumphs, the appalling tragedies, the scandals and the controversies; Phil has seen it all, and told us about it with passion, knowledge and his trademark wit. As much as anyone, Phil Liggett has shaped the way the world sees cycling and in the process became known globally as ‘the Voice of Cycling’.
Now in the twilight of his career, Phil looks back at his decades behind the microphone and his recent conservation work. Phil has seen the giants of cycling come and go, and he has outlasted them all. Phil Liggett: The Voice of Cycling is a fascinating insider’s look at fifty years of professional cycling and an intimate portrait of the gentle man whose passion and quiet charm has come to personify the sport for so many.