Wednesday, 17 April 2013

La Course en Tete

If you are in to cycle racing and especially the racing of yesteryear then this movie is a must see.  The movie is a bio on the great Eddie Merckx and was made by French filmaker Joel Santoni in 1973. The title refers to his style of riding ( always at the head of the pack ). The movie was shot over the course of one year and although it received critical acclaim it was quickly forgotten about.
It is now available on DVD.
Original movie poster below.

For a preview of the documentary check out this youtube video. But definetely go and buy the DVD as it comes with another great cycling documentary of the time "The Greatest Show on Earth " focusing on the Giro d'Italia of 1974.

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