Merckx Story (1974, 110 min.)
"This movie takes the form of a documentary of
Eddy Merckx, the greatest cyclist in the sport.
Except for some of the accompanying music and
creepy sound effects, it shows the life of a
premier cyclist in the early seventies, when the
Lemonds and Armstrongs didn't quite bring the
visibility of the sport to the US." Available on
the same DVD along with The Greatest Show on Earth.
Show on Earth (1974, 75 min.)
"This brilliant documentary shows the majestic
beauty that is the Giro d'Italia. It's said that
Eddy Merckx's Molteni boss wept like a child in the
arms of his beaming star, who went on to win
cycling's magical triple crown by taking the Tour
de France and the World Championships." Available
on the same DVD along with The Eddy Merckx Story.
Chronicles a professional racing team through a
year on the U.S. racing circuit. (TheHardRoad.com)
(2001, 75 min.)
Women's mountain biking. "Brave women in their
natural environment: the dirt. Some of them, like
Missy and Marla, take on the pro downhill mountain
biking circuit - flying down steep, gnarly trails
at 50+ mph on tricked out custom bikes." (Official
Impossible Hour (1974, 48 min.,
About Ole Ritter's attempt to break the hour
record in Mexico City. Available on the same DVD
along with The Stars and the Watercarriers.
"PRO takes viewers on an unforgettable ride
into the ultra-elite world of the superstars of
professional bike racing: Bobby Julich, Chris
Horner, Freddie Rodriguez, Mike Sayers, Gord
Fraser, Henk Vogels, Mark McCormack, Jonas Carney,
Trent Klasna, Michael Creed, Erik Saunders, Tim
Johnson and more. These superstars and their teams
star in PRO, director Jamie Paolinetti's follow up
film to the cult phenomenon, The Hard Road.
The Stars and
the Watercarriers (1974, 90 min.,
"follows the fortunes of Danish cyclist Ole
Ritter in the 1973 Giro d'Italia (Tour of Italy).
The film's undoubted star, however, is the great
Eddy Merckx, who dominates the race from start to
finish. The film as a whole gives a good insight
into the ins and outs of a 3 week stage race,
explaining the roles and aims of the different
riders in the race." Available on the same DVD
along with The Impossible Hour. (World
A Sunday in
Hell (1976, aka "Forårsdag i
Helvede, En", Denmark)
About a one-day bike race, Paris-Roubaix.
Races filmed with
Bike Race (2004, directed by Lucan
These are some homemade videos shot from a
helmet-cam of a bunch of cyclists zooming through
Manhattan with a total disregard for traffic laws,
the safety of pedestrians, and themselves.
Golden Colorado Circuit
How would you like to watch a bicycle race
in first person? Meaning, from the perspective of
the bike! Thanks to John Bickmore, you can.
Bickmore is a professional racer and films the
races as he's riding. (What dedication, since the
added weight of the camera has to slow him down a
bit and hurt his ranking a bit.) Here's his
description of the movie of the Golden Colorado
Circuit Race: "You race at the front the entire
race, up and down the hill on top of Table Top
Mountain. You are fighting the wind and the racers
and attacking each other! Even Vaughter's attack is
sucked up in just 1/2 a lap. The first 800m of the
race is the calm before the storm. Then the speed
goes up and the attacks try, and try and try the
remainder of the race. In-between attacks, a group
of 4 get away and near the end a group of 2 hold a
gap to the line. You field sprint for 7th place."
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