The genuineness of being fans of cycling has not changed since the beginning of XX century. People is massed on the streets to see first hand "the exploit", to watch the grimace of fatigue during the climb or to admire the speed of the peloton in the flat lands where only the blast made by the colored swarm can be heard. There is no more romanticism in racing: riders are "remote controlled" by the team cars, they schedule their season goals and sometimes they "betray" their fans taking not allowed "potions". Cycling moves away from people but people doesn't move away from that idea of cycling that is part of an era that no longer exists. Choose cycling means to have a vocation to sufferance, that's the sport that engages longer, lasts hours and hours. It is one of the most battered by doping but it is still one of the most admired sports, where a man alone in the lead makes your heart beat, now as in the days of Coppi and Bartali. Watch the race and its champions is something fascinating, to observe it through the eyes of the lover (the fan) I think it's even more exciting.
Just for the Peloton
Documentary teaser shot during the Tour the France 2012
The Fan Race
To celebrate the Italian retired professional road bicycle racer Marzio Bruseghin, his supporters organize a goliardic race at the end of october in Tovena (noth eastern Italy).
Madonna del Ghisallo
I interviewed Don Farina, the rector of the church "Madonna del Ghisallo" (Saint Patron of Cyclists), about what he thinks about cycling and its fans.
L'uomo col Martello
It was so incredibly hard. Everybody really paid. Everybody would say it was much harder than we’d think. If you get a little behind on hydration and nutrition the Man with the Hammer comes and you’re done.
The 20th tappa of 1974 Giro d’Italia started in Pordenone to end on the Tre Cime Di Lavaredo. Inspired by the vintage video report of that tappa, we decided to ride those same roads in a quiet September morning. Anything can happen on a mid-season ride.
That day, we were lucky. Meaning that it didn’t get to snow.
Kuota | KOM 2014
For the better or the worse, regardless of weather conditions. No matter the hurdle, only passion for cycling matters.
During the "Giro d'Italia 2014" I realized as author and director, a series of short documentaries for "Storie dal Giro", a project sponsored by Banca Mediolanum. storiedalgiro.it
When Luciano Berruti talks about the history of cycling you can smell the dust of the white roads where cycling created its myth. That's not only about bicycles, riders and races but it's a true love and a way of life.
Il Carpegna di Pantani
Mount Carpegna is the place where the great Marco Pantani used to train. Ten years later his dramatic and mysterious dead in a hotel room, people still love and celebrate him as one of the most important riders of all time.
Hannah Grant is the Chef of the Pro Tour team "Tinkoff-Saxo", she works into a personal kitchen built into a truck.