Road to Roubaix DVD
cyclingnews.com Online Review
Road to Roubaix captures the beauty and spectacle Slogging through cold, wet mud and across brutally pounding cobbles doesn't sound like fun to most people but just the mention of it can bring a glimmer to the eye of cycling fans. Les Clarke plops down in front of the television with one of his new favourite DVDs that captures the beauty and spectacle that is Paris-Roubaix.
I love April. In Australia there's nothing particularly special about that month - winter's coming, the days are getting shorter. Therefore, when I tell people of my passion for this part of the calendar they give me a strange look. When I inform them why this is the case I can tell by their reaction whether they're into bikes or not.
If their eyes widen, they're fans of cycling, if they glaze over, I know that they're obviously not.
My eyes widened when I watched Road to Roubaix (Masterlink Films, 75mins) and I was enthralled right from the opening, stirring bars of the string-heavy soundtrack.
This is because Paris-Roubaix is the race that captures the imaginations of the cycling fans of northern France on the second weekend of April. And as such, those admirers of the sport who love their cycling uncompromising, tactical, physically exhausting and exciting must be advocates of the beauty of this hallowed event.
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