10 best cycling movies ever
A Sunday In Hell (1976)
Jørgen Leth's stunning follow-up to 1974's The Stars and the Water Carriers is a documentary about the 1976 Paris-Roubaix, one of the cycling calendar's legendary fixtures. Leth captures the drama, heartbreak and torturous conditions alongside an atmospheric score. Most of road-racing's '70s elite are present and correct, but if you're looking for a demonstration of the all-conquering Eddy Merckx at his locomotive best, Leth's earlier film will appeal more.