Classic Cycling Films
So, you’re home and there aren’t any races to watch on television. It seems that there won’t be any racing for a long while yet.
See that as an opportunity to (re)watch a few classic cycling films.
Here are a few of our favourites:
Le Velo de Ghislain Lambert
Small-time Belgian bike racer Ghislain Lambert will do anything to be like his hero Eddy Merckx…Without a doubt, Le Velo de Ghislain Lambert is the funniest cycling movie ever made.
A Sunday in Hell
Jørgen Leth’s A Sunday in Hell follows the 1976 Paris Roubaix from the perspectives of the racers and spectators. It remains the preeminent cycling documentary.
La Course en Tête
What did it take to be The Cannibal? Joël Santoni’s La Course en Tête paints a portrait of Eddy Merckx at the peak of his career. It is not a hagiography.
Pantani: The Accidental Death of a Cyclist
Marco Pantani was neither a hero or a villain. James Erskine’s 2014 documentary tells the tale of his tragic life.
An American kid falls in love with Italian bike racing… Breaking Away is a sweet, funny coming-of-age story about broken dreams.