It is not necessary to be confined or have a day of maximum boredom to enjoy “A Sunday In Hell”, a documentary directed by the Danish Jorgen Leth on the 1976 edition of the Paris-Roubaix. Although it begins with a presentation of the favorites: Eddy Merckx, Roger De Vlaeminck, Freddy Maertens and Francesco Moser, and their respective gregarious, the film does not focus exclusively on the development of the race.
It also shows us the race from the outside, it makes us feel the atmosphere and the idiosyncrasy of one of the most important (and harsh) classics on the calendar: there is even a demonstration that stops the race! Evidently, the intensity and hardness of the segments of cobblestones, dust, falls and suffering until reaching the Roubaix velodrome. The winner? A surprise. The post-race interviews in the showers with the dust still on the faces of the cyclists are another proof that everything has changed in professional cycling, for the better?
We leave you the full documentary below so you can feel the nostalgia of the classic cycling in one of the mythical events of the calendar.
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