Born in Milan (Italy) in 1945, Gianni Mura is a journalist and writer.
Since 1964, he deals with sports, for "La Gazzetta dello Sport" first and then for "La Repubblica" magazines.
Since 1967, every year in July he follows the Tour de France.
In 2007 he released his first novel, "Yellow on yellow" set during the Tour de France.
His book "La flamme rouge. Stories and roads from my Tours" is dedicated to the same race.
Gianni Mura describes himself as an old way "suiveur" , a journalist that who was used to used to physically follow the riders on the Tour’s roads: its chronicles are full of his personal collection of anecdotes, with many cultural, culinary and artistic references.
The daily chronicles by Gianni Mura are not only news, but epic narration of gestures, undertakings, true life and death stories passions and emotions.
Gianni Mura is a constant presence in the whole movie, giving us the interpretation keys necessary to understand this sport, its past and present value and its future evolution