Vintage Cycling YouTube Compilation

Nine vids mostly from cycling’s best – and best-looking – era, the 70s and early 80s.

Il grande Fausto

“La storia di Fausto Coppi.”

Eddy Merckx – The Greatest Show on Earth – Giro d’Italia 1974

“The best rider, the best race and the domestiques.”

Pure Sweet Hell “Cyclocross Film” (Three Minute Trailer)

“PURE SWEET HELL tells the story of cyclocross, a sport that has emerged as bike racing’s punk rock cousin. Told from an insider’s perspective, the filmmakers traveled to ‘cross competitions throughout North America, dug up vintage photos and film footage, and followed ‘cross luminaries Justin Robinson, Gina Hall, Barry Wicks and Rick Hunter. Shot entirely on Super 8 and supported by experimental rock music, PURE SWEET HELL surfaces both the strong community behind the solitary sport and the grace that arises amidst all of its grit.”

Eddy Merckx Incredible Vintage TT Footage

“This is a clip from the film La Course En Tete. It shows Eddy Merckx, the greatest cyclist of all time, stamping on the pedals through a time trial … In the 1970s professional riders used the same bike they rode for the mountain stages.”

The Impossible Hour

“A few excerpts from “The Impossible Hour”, a film about danish cyclist Ole Ritter’s hour record attempts in 1974.”

Giro D’Italia 1973

“Just some classic Giro action.”

1987 Paris Roubaix Finish

As it says really.

1950 Cyclocross Race

“No carbon fibre or shiny lycra here boys. These dudes are tuff.”

WK Praag 1981

“Freddy Maertens – WK Praag 1981.”

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