60 Cycles

60 Cycles


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This short documentary follows the 11th St-Laurent long-distance bicycle race held in Quebec in the summer of 1964. There, participants from 13 countries covered 2 400 km of Gaspé countryside in 12 days--a course longer than those of Italy, Belgium or Spain. With the curving landscape of this most picturesque province as backdrop, you see here a sports event where the challenge seems more personal than competitive.

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60 Cycles, Jean-Claude Labrecque, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Jean-Claude Labrecque
  • executive producer
    Jacques Bobet
  • photography
    Jean-Claude Labrecque
    Bernard Gosselin
  • sound
    Marcel Carrière
  • editing
    Werner Nold
  • re-recording
    Ron Alexander
    Roger Lamoureux
  • music
    Donald Douglas
    Gordon Fleming
    Tony Romandini

  • ursulabc

    A true classic. I just love this film.

    ursulabc, 13 Mar 2016
  • joephilipson

    I just made this bike ride a few weeks back, a friend sent this video to me. Glad to see my experience all these years later was on par with how it was back then. Beautiful countryside, amazing people, wonderful place.

    joephilipson, 31 Aug 2014
  • burnunit

    Wow! How long has it been since any major tour included dirt roads? I suspect the bikes of today would have a very hard time against some of those potholes! Great nostalgic video - loved the chase moped.

    burnunit, 28 Nov 2011
  • Lisabike


    Lisabike, 26 Nov 2011