Stills taken from the 1962 short documentary Vive Le Tour, which someone was nice enough to upload a subtitled version onto youtube: parts 1 and 2. These festive trucks proceed the peloton throwing out all kinds of free stuff to spectators posted along the day’s stage. This year’s caravan was 20km long (about 12.5 miles) and consisted of 160 cars, it took 45 minutes for the entire thing to pass by.
Directed by Mark Romanek and shot by Adam Kimmel (Capote, Jesus’ Son, Beautiful Girls). I won’t get into details about what I didn’t like about this movie however I thought the photography was amazing as well as the wardrobes- chunky knits, wellies, etc.
A documentary on the 1976 Paris-Roubaix by Jørgen Leth featuring Eddy Merckx and Francesco Moser amongst other notable riders of the time. Although it’s not on netflix someone was nice enough to upload the entire film on youtube– lucky you.
• also see: Eddy Merckx The Greatest Show on Earth (1974 Giro d’Italia)