5 Favorite Cycling Movies
The Hard Road
PRO cycling is the speed, the glamour, the media attention, the podium girls. PRO cycling is the cheap hotels, the never ending travelling, the constant excruciating fatigue, and the countless personal sacrifices. The Hard Road follows the (former) NetZero Professional Cycling Team on the road during one season in the USA. The personal stories and challenges of each of the riders is intertwined with the blistering speeds and exhilarating crowds that are an inevitable part of cycling at the top level.
People are judged and their careers are made or not made on things that are subjective and others opinions. This sport is not like that at all. There is such tremendous truth in this sport. I think that is one of the reasons I love the sport. And one of the reasons so many people stick with it, is that you are rewarded for what you do. It’s not subject to anybody’s opinion. And if you are good enough you’re gonna be there, and you put the hours in you’re gonna be there…That’s what most people are looking for – a level playing field, where they can be rewarded for all their efforts. And it is one of the great simplicities of sports in general, but this sport especially.
The Hard Road available on Amazon
In one of Europe’s most traffic congested cities, a group of cycling couriers are making way for a long forgotten means of transportation. Government policies or a mentality shift – what does it take to make city commuting better? Beautiful cinematography, best enjoyed in full screen.
A Ride with George
George Hincapie will probably remain one of the recognizable names/faces in the PRO peloton. What did it take to get to that point? What motivated him? Did he ever get angry or frustrated? More questions as the movie takes a ride with George.
The Road to Roubaix
Through the cobbles and the rain every cyclist dreams of the ring of the bell announcing the final lap at the Roubaix velodrome. A tough mistress, the Queen of the North is a legend in professional cycling. There is a lot more than just cobbles on the road to Roubaix.
Fabian Cancellara is one of the most successful time trialists. What does it take to be that fast? You will be surprised at the answers.