Le Ride is a cycling documentary, which follows two cyclists, Phil Keoghan (also the director of the film) and his friend Ben Cornell as they attempt to recreate the original route of the 1928 Tour de France. Averaging 240km a day for 26 days, Phil and Ben traverse both the unforgiving mountains of the Pyrenees and the Alps, on original vintage steel racing bikes with no gears and marginal brakes.
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This is the story of the last record attempt of Giuliano Calore, a racing cyclist, world champion of extreme cycling, holder of 13 records and won 98 medals. He was born in Padova (north-east Italy) in 1938. The movie titled “48 Tornanti di Notte” (48 Hairpin Bends by Night) tells about his most impressive challenge so far: descending from the Stelvio Pass – at an altitude of 2758 m – at night, with all of its 48 hairpin turns, on a bike with no handlebars or brakes, illuminated only by a torch and moonlight.
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When you consider buying a gift for a person who has a passion for cycling, it’s a great idea to buy a cycling-related item to her/him. Luckily, you’ll have many options. Here are some cycling related gift ideas:
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Another amazing video by the Scottish trials cyclist Danny MacAskill titled “Cascadia”. He rides his bike across the rooftops of the picturesque Gran Canaria. The video is shot by the HERO4® camera from GoPro.
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Beautiful, wonderful, amazing… You should see this.
“The Ridge” is the brand new film from Scottish trials cyclist Danny MacAskill. For the first time in one of his films Danny climbs aboard a mountain bike and returns to his native home of the Isle of Skye in Scotland to take on a death-defying ride along the notorious Cuillin Ridgeline.
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Famous Turkish Jazz musician and keen cyclist Yahya Dai (a friend of mine) composed a song for the Tour de France winner Vincenzo Nibali, and performed it with his daughter Damla. Enjoy 🙂
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Today’s historic photo of the day: well, it’s actually not a photo of a cyclist, just a photo of a magazine – 11 August 1960 edition of “The Adventures of Tintin”. “Il Campionissimo” Fausto Coppi was on the cover of the magazine.
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Today’s historic photo of the day: Fausto Coppi and Gino Bartali smoking cigars in “Totò al Giro d’Italia” (Totò in Giro d’Italia), a 1948 Italian comedy film directed by Mario Mattoli and starring Totò.
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“Portrait of my grandfather: 80 and still cycling” is a short documentary movie by Florent Piovesan, about his grandfather Benjamin Piovesan and his passion for cycling.
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From Jørgen Leth’s “A Sunday in Hell”, the choir. Epic!
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