Periodically, we like to remind you of cycling movies and documentaries available on Netflix for those of you suffering indoors on your trainer. Because what better way to get motivated about raising your V02 max than watching professionals raise theirs on TV, right? Without further pomp, here are all of the road cycling related titles available on Netflix as of now (note, these links likely will not work properly unless you’re signed in to your account):
Two-time Tour de France winner in 1938 and 1948, Gino Bartali spent much of WWII using his cycling as a cover to help deliver secret correspondence to the Italian Resistance. He also helped to hide Jewish refugees who were hiding from the Nazis.
Follow the effort of team Argos-Shimano and their number-one sprinter, Marcel Kittel, as they compete in the 2013 Tour de France. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the battle between a team built for sprinting and the big man who has owned the discipline for years, Mark Cavendish. Of course, the best thing about this film might be the terribly innacurate subtitles–especially the English translation of English.
However you feel about Lance Armstrong (I’m keeping mum on this one), this documentary is an interesting look at another side of the story that went on behind the cameras. With interviews by Franky and Betsy Andreu and other key players in the Armstrong saga, you’ll get a full glimpse at Armstrong’s tarnished career.
A biographical documentary of the career of Marco Pantani, this film takes you through the highs and lows of a polarizing cyclist. Sometimes poignant, sometimes painful, get a look at the struggles of this pro who attempts to balance fame and scandal in the backdrop of cycling’s biggest races.