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Best races of the last 30 years (or so)

phreakphreak Posts: 2,241
edited November 2013 in Pro race
I'm looking to grab some new footage for this winters turbo work from a certain Dutch site. Whilst I have most of the good Tour stuff from the last 30 years, I'm sure there are many great classics and other races that would be well worth watching from that period.

All suggestions very welcome :)

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  • BiffcpBiffcp Posts: 813
    Slightly outside 30 years, but you won't get more epic than the 1980 Liege-Bastogne-Liege. There's tons of stuff on Google. Here's a taster:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgtJidGHz1c

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  • me-109me-109 Posts: 1,380
    1989 TdF Stage 21 TT.

    If that's not inspiration or your turbo it's time to hang up your wheels.
  • deejaydeejay Posts: 3,138
    me-109 wrote:
    If that's not inspiration or your turbo it's time to hang up your wheels.
    Better still is this one for Inspiration. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGPGm38wt5g
    Don't forget, that was the year he was thrashed by the EPO men in Italy. :!:
    Organiser, National Championship 50 mile Time Trial 1972
  • FJSFJS Posts: 4,820
    I can imagine Frank Vandenbroucke's butcherwork in the 1999 Vuelta stage to Avila being good turbo video material

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8MOQuF4_BI
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFO162E0wVc
  • phreakphreak Posts: 2,241
    FJS wrote:
    I can imagine Frank Vandenbroucke's butcherwork in the 1999 Vuelta stage to Avila being good turbo video material

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8MOQuF4_BI
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFO162E0wVc

    That's the kind of stuff. As mentioned, I have decent Tour coverage, but very little from the Vuelta and only really Pantani's days in the Giro, with nothing from the Classics <2010.
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 11,972
    I assume you've got Roche's La Plagne effort in 87 and Chiappucci to Sestriere in 1992.
  • phreakphreak Posts: 2,241
    I've got the 87 Tour, but not the 92 one (the download broke). Shall look again to see if they have it.
  • andypandyp Posts: 8,398
    From the top of my head;

    Paris-Roubaix 1994 (wet, muddy, funny bikes, epic escape)
    Liege-Bastogne-Liege 1997 (when Bartoli despatched the ONCE duo of Jalabert and Zuelle)
    1998 World Championships
    Lombardy 2006
  • phreakphreak Posts: 2,241
    Super, that's the stuff Andy, thanks.
  • FJSFJS Posts: 4,820
    A couple more:
    Bugno's 1990 Milan San Remo solo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-p0a6aQfn4I
    Van Petegem's sprint with Museeuw and Vandenbroucke in the 1999 Ronde van Vlaanderen http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydDbbDKMM8I
    Planckaert vs Bauer in Paris-Roubaix 1990 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGGS-ETkjcI
    1994 Paris-Roubaix mudfest http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kn4gzxNQbuM
    Bobby Traksel's 2010 Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqOfZfPFxH0
    Bettini's demonstration at the 2006 Giro di Lombardia http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nH4yCLQ9uZ0
    Oscar Freire's first World Championship win in 1999 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMhdTVfQhYY
    The 1995 Worlds in Duitama, the hardest in the last 30 years http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76HUKOGuMrY
    Gewiss-Ballan at the 1994 Fleche Wallonne for comic effect http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3rZphEtzSM
    2002 Worlds, boring race, but I reckon the most impressive sprint train in the history of cycling http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxsAgTQ3uLc
  • Yellow PerilYellow Peril Posts: 4,466
    Not many people rate it butI've become a big fan of the Fleche Wallone as a result of watching them on the turbo. there is inevitably a break away (so you can spin and warm up for 20-30 min) which will get wound in slowly (time to up your effort) then you finish off with the deperate charge up the Mur de Huy (maximum effort here). time to warm down.

    Cuddles victory was pretty classy a few years ago. Others made a bid and he was nowhere until it mattered. Watch and enjoy
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  • ProssPross Posts: 26,014
    As FJS, Paris-Roubaix 1990 (I had '91 in my head).
  • salsiccia1salsiccia1 Posts: 3,591
    The Alpe d'Huez stage in the 1990 Tour, a great stage IMO
    It's only a bit of sport, Mun. Relax and enjoy the racing.
  • knedlickyknedlicky Posts: 3,097
    Pross wrote:
    As FJS, Paris-Roubaix 1990 (I had '91 in my head).
    The problem with the 1990 Paris-Roubaix video I know, is that you have to listen to Liggett!

    I prefer this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MF8boU1HRIo, 1997 Frédéric Guesdon, surprise winner (sorry if that’s a spoiler, phreak).
    I also like this Kelly 1984 P-R clip because I think the music works for cycling to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fztwlbrAxmA
    The music in this Merckx TT from the 1971 TdF works less well, but it’s interesting trying to follow his wheel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l55SqabSNMY

    Simplest thing to do, if don’t mind Italian, or the sometimes poor picture quality, is to enter ‘Perle di sport – Ciclismo’ in a search engine. It should direct you to a playlist of almost 90 cycling videos from between about 1960 and 2010 - classics, Tour and Giro stages, some short, some longish, all taken from the RAI series.

    Included there are 3 on FJS’s list – Bugno 1990 MSR, Cipollini 2002 Worlds RR, Bettini 2006 Lombardy (the first two are the same links as in Perle di sport, but FJS’s link for Bettini is better quality than the Perle di sport one).
    Another in the Perle di sport series is Pantani’s climb to Oropa in 1999 - essential watching for anyone who intends to watch the same finish climb during the 2014 Giro in commemoration of Pantani's 1999 win there.
  • dougzzdougzz Posts: 1,833
    Stage 7, 2010 Giro - Strade Bianche stage.
  • phreakphreak Posts: 2,241
    dougzz wrote:
    Stage 7, 2010 Giro - Strade Bianche stage.

    That goes without saying :) I have the Mortirolo and Gavia stages from that year too.
  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,784
    I always liked the 89 Worlds.
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • salsiccia1salsiccia1 Posts: 3,591
    iainf72 wrote:
    I always liked the 89 Worlds.

    Great race, but poor Kelly :(
    It's only a bit of sport, Mun. Relax and enjoy the racing.
  • phreak wrote:
    dougzz wrote:
    Stage 7, 2010 Giro - Strade Bianche stage.

    That goes without saying :) I have the Mortirolo and Gavia stages from that year too.

    The first week of that race was immense.

    Here's my contribution for now.

    92 MSR

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mL3jQmkj3uI
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  • phreak wrote:
    I'm looking to grab some new footage for this winters turbo work from a certain Dutch site. Whilst I have most of the good Tour stuff from the last 30 years, I'm sure there are many great classics and other races that would be well worth watching from that period.

    All suggestions very welcome :)

    Dunno about the best, but the worst clip for a turbo session is probably the one that was doing the rounds a couple of years ago with Cancellara descending to a massive operatic score. You'd pedal precisely twice and then fall off sideways trying to follow his line through the corner...
  • Dunno about the best, but the worst clip for a turbo session...

    Not a race as such, but the DVD I got with my Cyclops turbo is entertaining in its own way. Coach Robbie Ventura talks us through the warmup and then a 40 minute crit with a camera on his bike. When Robbie calls for an effort, you just have to follow. It's rather cheesy, but my average pace was around 3% higher than normal which is usually only achieveable via EPO, so credit where it's due! The only disappointment is that Robbie gets outsprinted at the end, so we have to settle for 3rd place. :evil:
  • joelsimjoelsim Posts: 7,552
    Joy. A quiet night in tonight, will get on a couple of these!
  • MacaloonMacaloon Posts: 5,545
    Bump 'cos this surround-sound doping censored is doing my gourd.
    ...a rare 100% loyal Pro Race poster. A poster boy for the community.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 53,295 Lives Here
    FJS wrote:
    I can imagine Frank Vandenbroucke's butcherwork in the 1999 Vuelta stage to Avila being good turbo video material

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8MOQuF4_BI
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFO162E0wVc

    Might have to.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tpa6N0TaZA

    Tour of Flanders 2011. Don't think it's been mentioned already. Fantastic race!
  • Yeah it was a great result with an awful result. Can remember how incensed I was that that pip-squeak won having done nothing all race for the fans.
    Contador is the Greatest
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