1974 Giro d'Italia: Fans of the Giro d'Italia love it for its unpredictability, its difficulty, its confusion. Last week we looked at the documentary about the 1973 race, “Stars and Watercarriers,” and in 1974 many of those same stars returned for a rematch. The results are shown in “The Greatest Show on Earth,” produced by German filmmakers, with a very different viewpoint.
1973 Giro d'Italia: Danish film director (and poet) Jørgen Leth is best known to cycling fans for his iconic “A Sunday in Hell” documentary about the 1976 Paris-Roubaix race but his talent was turned towards racing earlier, one of the results being “Stars and Watercarriers", a film about the 1973 Giro d'Italia. From today's perspective, it is truly a trip down Memory Lane.
Not many of us have the liberty of being able to ride a bike the whole year round, due to harsh winters. It is normally in the darkest days close to Christmas that we decide to sit down and watch films about bikes to remind us of those long forgotten summer days and motivate us to put in time on the home trainer. Cyclefilm is one company who provide beautiful, information packed films to do just that. I caught up with Markus Neuert, Cyclefilm owner and director, one morning on Gran Canaria.