In the 70s Wolfgang Loetzsch was the most promising cycling talent in East Germany. An unwilling revolutionary, he refused to be an opportunist within the state sport apparatus. The secret service, the Stasi, arranged for an icy headwind to blow in the face of his career. 17 years long he won race after race in East Germany but was never allowed to participate in any important international race outside of the country. The documentary tells how an unpolitical man develops a personal resistance against opportunism, cowardice and betrayal and in doing so upsets the entire machinery of a repressive state..