In the heart of this morning’s cinematic landscape blooms ‘Le Coursier’, a fresh reel envisioned and helmed by Finley Newmark, brought to life under the banners of Albion and Pertex. The lens lovingly follows the wheels of young Swiss endurance pedaler, Marin de Saint-Exupéry, whose cycling feats across the gritty trails of Silk Road Mountain Race, Hope 1000, Atlas Mountain Race, and the Transcontinental Race have etched his name in the echelons of ultra-distance cycling.
The title ‘Le Coursier’ hails from French, tenderly encapsulating the essence of a bicycle messenger or a devoted cyclist, a mantle Marin wears with a blend of grace and grit beyond the beaten path. This 20-minute narrative unfolds across the changing seasons of 2023, sketching a heartfelt tale of how the quest for stretching one’s limits on the saddle can sometimes veer us off from the simple joy that the open roads offer. As the narrative pedals forward, it invites the audience to not just watch, but to feel the rhythm of Marin’s journey, and perhaps find a reflection of their own cycling ethos along the way. So, set aside a moment, delve into ‘Le Coursier’ and rekindle your love for the two-wheeled adventure below.