This might be old news, but it’s the best video footage I’ve seen of the legendary Gavia stage at the ’88 Giro. There isn’t all that much snow porn in this clip (certainly not compared to the famous poster), but the surprising video quality, actual racing coverage, and pure human carnage (semi-conscious Bob Roll at 6:45) are fantastic.
(via All Hail The Black Market; see also: inferior Gavia footage.)
thoughts on “The Day the Hard Men Cried”
Awesome! Poor Johan Van der Velde (wearing purple early on) got to the top alone, but craftily figured he’d save time by not stopping to layer up. As a matter of fact, it looks from this footage like he wasn’t even wearing normal cycling gloves. And the rest, as they say, is history.