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WHOO HOO! Vuelta DVD a'coming.(4 posts)

WHOO HOO! Vuelta DVD a'coming.Sintesi
Dec 2, 2002 1:01 PM
Hey my fellow Angliru fans, World Cycling Productions will be making a 2002 Vuelta and a 2002 Worlds DVD. Release date not announced but coming soon. Watch the website for that info. Finally, I get to see the climb that ate David Millar's shorts and killed his bike.
speaking of DVDsColnagoFE
Dec 2, 2002 1:26 PM
I dont have many cycling related videos/DVDs...which ones would you recommend to start out with? Is A Sunday in Hell a good one? Any others I should get first?
If it's on DVD, the 89 TDF is great.....Dave Hickey
Dec 2, 2002 1:37 PM
Closest TDF in history.
speaking of DVDsSintesi
Dec 3, 2002 5:57 AM
I mostly have TdF videos (98-02) and I think 2000 and 2001 are the best that I've got but I enjoy them all. Last years was the most boring. I have the La Course en Tete (Eddie Merckx) and The Greatest Show on Earth (74 Giro) DVD which is fantastic footage if you want to see cycling in it's glory days. Really cool stuff from '74 that really shows the heart of professional cycling. Be warned tho the films are dated and the Merckx story is subtitled, and TGSOE is dubbed. TGSOE also has one of the worst soundtracks imaginable. There is this one scene with Manuel Fuente descending a mountain in the fog that is absolutely ethereal, great looking stuff, but the soundtrack is some quasi-folk song with a guy humming out of tune over it. Makes you laugh in a section that is otherwise very beautiful. One other thing, the historical DVDs are transfered straight from tape so there are no chapters installed. This is really annoying if you are searching for certain sections. But all-in-all strongly recommended.

For other tapes i suggest any of the Tour of Flanders or paris-robaix tapes, they are usually pretty good. Wrecks, Mud (Robaix) steep cobbled climbs (Flanders). Good stuff!