A Sunday in Hell

Classic documentary of the Paris-Roubaix professional road bike race from 1976 (the year I was born). Pretty sure this is the first time I have watched it. Fun movie considering how old it is. I think they only have 50mm or larger lenses back then, almost claustrophobic to watch at times.

Its crazy how many cars and motorcycles were in front of the cyclists. What an absolute nightmare to ride through and then dealing with the cobblestones on top of that! Ugh.

It sounds like they had a orchestra make a ‘Paris-Roubaix` theme song with overly dramatic vocals and all. Would love to see more production quality like this today.


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