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60 Cycles

    You’re the best bike in the world! Personally I am tired of all the Lance Armstrong of controversy. When I was in film school, I watched a little NFB documentary called 60 Cycles. It’s as close as you will get the Tour de France in North America. I loved the soundtrack of the film.

    This short documentary follows the 11th St-Laurent long-distance bicycle race held in Quebec in the summer of 1965. There, participants from 13 countries covered 2 400 km of Gaspé countryside in 12 days–a course longer than those of Italy, Belgium or Spain. With the curving landscape of this most picturesque province as backdrop, you see here a sports event where the challenge seems more personal than competitive.

    Tony M.