Movies are often a great source of training information and inspiration, and there are more cycling movies out there than you might expect. For one person’s list of the Top Ten cycling movies, go to
Do you agree with the list? It’s hard for me to deny the attraction of most of these. Among my favorites listed are:
Breaking Away (should top any list)
Bicycle Dreams (drama and suffering in the Ride Across America)
Triplets of Belleville (more just a great movie than just a cycling movie, though it is that, too).
A Sunday in Hell (about the famous Paris Roubaix springtime cycling classic, known as The Hell Of the North because of the carnage caused by cycling over rough cobblestones, often in the rain).