A film by David Deal and Dave Cooper
Making a film about the Paris-Roubaix is probably one of the hardest to make due to the mix of open roads and the tight cobbled lanes. Following in the footsteps of a 'A Sunday in Hell' is also a daunting prospect for anyone. Deal and Cooper have managed to capture some of the magic in the iconic film by Jorgen Leth, while at the same time capturing it from a different perspective.
Road to Roubaix is a film that celebrates one of the most historically relevant races in the world. Rare interviews with current superstars, legends of the sport, mechanics, and fans lead the audience through the brutal, unpredictable landscape that elevates Paris-Roubaix to its epic status. The beauty of the region is captured through stunning panoramic views and footage of the race, riders, and the infamous cobblestones which serve as the star of the film.
The film weaves rare behind-the-scenes footage, interviews, and using a collection of photographs—both contemporary and archival— it shows a rare look at Paris-Roubaix, usually reserved only for the sport's insiders.
"Road to Roubaix brought on goose bumps like the cobble stones on the screen. A big round of applause... Thank you for making such a powerful film." Bobby Zenga, Bicycle Film Festival
Soundtrack: Composed by Paul O'Brien.
Featuring: Lance Armstrong, Tom Boonen, Fabian Cancellara, Julio Antonio Flecha, Leif Hoste, Sean Kelly, Marc Madiot, Stuart O'Grady, Jean-Marie LeBlanc, Peter Van Petegem