having become a household name in the uk following gold medal success at the 1992 olympics, chris boardman set out to conquer the prestigious hour record. this documentary follows the youthful boardman in his first successful 1993 hour record attempt (later downgraded by the uci to the best human effort category. for more information on this click here), set in the bordeaux velodrome. boardman gives an honest opinion of himself in terms of the sacrifices and single mindedness needed to succeed. the documentary also goes into detail about boardmans famous battle with scotsman graham obree who with far less resources competed for the hour record at the same time.