For Your Viewing Pleasure
I bought this DVD last week and watched it over the weekend. If you are an Eddy Merckx fan, you will love these documentaries. The first film, "La Course en Tete" starts with the 1973 World Championships and then moves to the Giro that year. It also goes back to 1972 for Eddy's 1 Hour World Record set in Mexico City. The film shows a lot about what goes on behind the scenes at the large stage races. It is kind of crazy actually.
The second film, "The Greatest Show on Earth" is only about the 1974 Giro and the battle between Merckx, Gimondi, and Fuentes. It is a fantastic documentary.
These are not English films, so when they are talking which isn't often, it is subtitled. There is a lot of cheesy music and La Course seems to jump around a lot without explanation of what events you are watching, but it is still awesome. If you are a Merckx fan, these are a must see.
My dogs weren't impressed by Eddy.