It Ain't About Cav film on 2012 Tour of Britain released - watch it for free (+ video)
Benedict Campbell's documentary takes you inside Britain's biggest race in its biggest year yet
Film maker Benedict Campbell’s documentary about the 2012 Tour of Britain, called It Ain’t About Cav, is now available to watch in its entirety, and it's well worth a little over an hour of any cycling fan's time.
The film, originally intended to be much shorter until Campbell realised the wealth of material at his disposal, follows the eight stages of the race, which culminated in Jonathan Tiernan-Locke, then of Endura Racing, now with Team Sky, becoming the first British winner in its current format.
Tiernan-Locke and Rapha-Condor’s Kristian House narrate the film, shot in a mix of colour and black-and-white, and it was Campbell’s good fortune to follow the race in a year when it grabbed unprecedented public attention following the Olympics and of course Bradley Wiggins’ Tour de France win.
Wiggins rode the Tour of Britain – a kind of week-long lap of honour – as did then Sky team mate Mark Cavendish, in his final race in the rainbow jersey of world champion.
As for the title, in response to the question last year of how much Cav there is in the film, Campbell, an aspiring racing cyclist as a teenager until a motorcycle crash ended his dreams, said: "A fair amount - until I got bored of him".