Paris-Roubaix - Mavic at the heart of the action
Short documentary following the Mavic Neutral Assistance team for a bumpy ride on course during the 104th edition of Paris-Roubaix. Preparing wheels and vehicles for this demanding, 258km race is a big task. And for the most intimate view of the technical challenges, the filmmakers go behind the handlebars of the yellow motorbikes ridden by the Mavic technicians to see the attacks, breaks, crashes and punctures up close. Thanks to CyclingTips for the heads up
It’s from back in 2011, but I really like the jump-cut GoPro wheel change edits. Very French.
So, you’re 257k into one of the biggest races in the world, it’s pretty much the last chance for any sort of meaningful breakaway, you go for it, and suddenly this joker comes out of the crowd at you.
I admire that Stefan Denifl managed to limit his response to the “bro, seriously?” look.
Still haven’t been able to bring myself to make another Dan Martin gif.
#TBT to Cadel absolutely sonning Contador on the Mur in 2010. The fan gaping in disbelief at 2:04 is so money. Cadel tells ‘em how to do it at 4:20 or so.
Versus also accidentally includes the Women’s start footage in the closing montage at 5:20.
Women’s Fleche pre-race interviews. Can’t help but feel like Specialized-Lululemon is planning shenanigans—”a lot of options”, “put on a good show”, “perhaps some surprises”.
All of the pre-2013 HTRWWs make me cringe a little. Actually, I don’t think there’s a single HTRWW of any vintage that doesn’t make me wince at least once, but the pre-2013 videos are especially rugged.
But the Oscar Freire Looks Back Counter™ from the 2012 Amstel Gold is among my favorite bits from any of them, ever. The idea came to me mid-edit at some ungodly hour and was ludicrously hard to execute on iMovie ‘09.
It’s still kinda ratchet, but it makes me smile every time. It also makes me glad that these days I have the infrastructure and experience to make significantly better videos with significantly less frustration.
A little gif of Roulston’s Roubaix mishap. Hayden, my apologies in advance if this makes it back to you.
Time for the April Transition. Though obviously this sign would be more representative if the lower pitch had cobbles and was shorter.