On the eve of cycling legend Mark Cavendish’s last ever Tour de France, Netflix have announced they will release Pitch Productions’ latest documentary feature Mark Cavendish: Never Enough globally on August 2nd.
With exclusive access to Cavendish, his wife Peta, his team-mates, and his coaches, the film charts the rise, fall and resurrection of a sporting great.
At the end of 2016, Cavendish required just four stage wins to equal the great Eddy Merckx’s 41-year-old record of 34 stage wins and cement his legacy. He got five agonising years of injury, illness and depression instead.
His performance in the 2021 Tour de France shocked the world and set the stage for this summer’s tour, and Mark’s final attempt to make the stage win record his own.
Raw, honest and revelatory, Mark Cavendish: Never Enough is an uplifting profile in resilience and self-belief that reveals the inside story of one of the most inspiring and unexpected comebacks in sporting history.
The film is directed by Alex Kiehl (Bad Sport, Four Days That Shook Britain) and produced by Pitch’s Creative Director David Tryhorn (Pelé, The Figo Affair).
The film is Pitch’s fourth collaboration with Netflix, having previously produced Pelé and The Figo Affair: The Transfer that Changed Football, and co-produced Neymar: The Perfect Chaos.
Alex Kiehl says, “Mark and I developed a fantastic rapport across the last year – we talked at length about the biggest highs and deepest lows of his life and it was a privilege to tell his story. I was blown away by how open and genuine both Mark and his wife Peta were in their interviews. Their contributions allowed us to make a truly gripping and emotional film.”
David Tryhorn says, “Few can grasp what it means to be the very best in the world at something, especially a gruelling sport like cycling, but everyone can relate to the painful setbacks Mark experienced in the five years prior to his extraordinary performance in the 2021 Tour de France.
“Mark approached this documentary just as he approached his career: he held nothing back. His authenticity and honesty are captivating and will ensure that this film connects with audiences far beyond sport’s normal constituency.”
Pitch’s COO Jonathan Rogers says, “When Mark first approached us about telling his story in 2020 he was emerging from one of the most difficult periods of his life. Back then, he was looking to remind the public of his glory days, not realising the best was yet to come.
“It’s an honour to be able to repay the trust Mark showed in us, to have a roadside seat for one of the most uplifting sporting stories of modern times, and to continue to work with Netflix to bring stories like this to the screen.”
Pitch’s high-end sports docs include Kenny, All or Nothing: Brazil, Andy Murray: Resurfacing, Dan Carter: The Perfect 10, Pelé, Neymar: The Perfect Chaos, Deadline Day: Football’s Transfer Window and The Figo Affair: The Transfer that Changed Football.
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