Road to Glory

Historic season captured in new documentary

Last Updated: 29/08/12 1:20pm

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Team Sky have had plenty to celebrate in 2012

Team Sky have had plenty to celebrate in 2012

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Team Sky will be riding their way onto TV screens on Thursday as stars of the British Cycling: Road to Glory documentary.

The first of a five-part series kicks off on August 30 at 8pm in the UK on Sky Atlantic HD, the Twofour produced series set to focus on the world of cycling, following some of the most high profile names in the sport.

The documentary couldn't have come at a better time with the crew on hand to capture a stunning season on the road for Team Sky and also on the track, culminating in Tour de France and Olympic success.

British Cycling: The Road to Glory will offer an insight into the inner workings and stars of both Team Sky and the national British Cycling team.

It will lay bare the extraordinary physical, psychological and tactical dimensions of both professional cycling and the bid for continued Olympic success at London 2012. The series will also feature key coaches behind the bid, including Dave Brailsford, Performance Director of British Cycling and Team Principal for Team Sky.

Also airing later this year will be one-off documentary Bradley Wiggins: Tour of Duty, which will give a no-holds barred look at how one of Britain's brightest sport stars balances his professional and personal life. Cameras will follow Olympic Gold medallist Wiggins across some of Europe's toughest races as he trains for the Tour De France and succeeds in becoming the first British rider to win cycling's most iconic professional race. The documentary will also look to capture the personality of Wiggins as he trains and competes for the Tour, following his journey and speaking to those closest to him. The film will be directed by John Dower (Thriller in Manila).

The documentaries form part of Sky Atlantic HD's commissioning and acquisition strategy to bring the most compelling stories exclusively to Sky customers. Its stellar schedule includes Boardwalk Empire and The Newsroom, plus UK-originations The British, the channel's first foray into high-end factual, and Julia Davis and Kathy Burke comedies Hunderby and Walking and Talking.

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