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TIME TRIAL - Millar film - BBC - Reviews

ddraverddraver Posts: 20,521
edited 19 September in Pro race
Yo, the David Millar film Time Trial is on BBC Scotland now (9pm)

Use the rewatch program on Iplayer like me...

Edit - Apparently it's on iplayer under Documentaries now.
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  • ddraver said:

    Yo, the David Millar film Time Trial is on BBC Scotland now (9pm)

    Use the rewatch program on Iplayer like me...

    You can watch the new, two-part Storyville on there too.
    Another film about that American bloke.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p08qzcqr/storyville-lance-part-1
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  • focuszing723focuszing723 Posts: 1,100


    The American bloke was surprised too, with todays TT.
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 20,521
    Awww, young Gee in his racing jackets...
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  • The American bloke was surprised too, with todays TT.
    Odd he should call it "unbelievable"...
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 20,521
    Well it's very David Millar, lots of soft focus slow motion, but if you're nerdy enough to post here, you HAVE to watch it!

    Best depiction of the wrong end of the peloton since Charlie Wegelius's book.
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  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 9,036
    I'll try and remember to watch it..
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,086
    edited 19 September
    ddraver said:

    Well it's very David Millar, lots of soft focus slow motion, but if you're nerdy enough to post here, you HAVE to watch it!


    The idea that it's 'Very David Millar' is what is stopping me watching. I didn't like his second book. I'm an anti-romantic when it comes to sport.

    I will probably watching next week though if it's on iPlayer
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  • ddraverddraver Posts: 20,521
    You should watch it to see the peloton in action. It's not actually so much about Millar (as he didn't get selected for the tour, if you remember...)
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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,086
    I turned on iPlayer to have a watch. The documentary 'Lance' is on there. He's just so much more fun than Millar, so I'm watching that.
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 50,722 Lives Here
    The entire point of the film was to see him in his final Tour and he never makes it, so instead you get all the stuff they were filming, presumably to give some build up to the main event.

    The best bit for me was him riding up that crazy steep finish in Tireno. He was obviously mic’d properly so the onboard really feels like you’re him on the bike, and it’s basically someone blowing seriously hard, going very slowly, in front of a lot of onlookers.

    First time I’ve seen something where you can really picture what it feels like.
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 13,161
    ddraver said:

    You should watch it to see the peloton in action. It's not actually so much about Millar (as he didn't get selected for the tour, if you remember...)

    I only watched some of it as it was late last night, but I'd agree.
    Favourite part so far is Cav shouting at Tony from the front of the peloton telling him to calm down.
    That, and the in-car conversations. 😱

    I'll give the Lance one a watch next week.
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  • joe2019joe2019 Posts: 723
    I seem to remember that Lance part 2 is way better than part 1, so don't give up on it.
  • salsiccia1salsiccia1 Posts: 3,520
    The Lance documentary is interesting if only because it confirms what we all know already i.e. everyone was doing it, but Armstrong 's behaviour was particularly egregious and that he is still a psychopath.
    It's only a bit of sport, Mun. Relax and enjoy the racing.
  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 6,966
    Just watched the Millar one. Confirms he is as he comes across on the podcasts, commentaries et al a multi layered person. Liked the intensity. Setting it out there.

    Plus as have never been a racer or clubbie, some of the on board camera stuff is just wow, how, woah...
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 20,521
    edited 20 September

    This.Man*.Is.Called.Chad.Mountain

    CHAD!

    MOUNTAIN!!!


    *Man/Dreamboat 😍
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  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 13,161
    I finished watching it. Anyone dreaming of wanting to be a pro cyclist should be made to watch it. I think we all think we know how hard it can be. It is tougher.
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  • ddraverddraver Posts: 20,521
    I never been so absorbed by watching someone put on gloves
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  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 13,161
    ddraver said:

    I never been so absorbed by watching someone put on gloves

    Stupid to put the gloves on before zipping the jacket though.
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  • why is it asking me to download it? Can I not just stream it?
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 13,161

    why is it asking me to download it? Can I not just stream it?

    Strange. I streamed it.
    I did however have issues trying when using a VPN.
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  • If your logged in you should be able to stream it (for about 11 months)

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000mwqq/time-trial
  • joe2019joe2019 Posts: 723
    No problem streaming it
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 13,161
    ddraver said:


    This.Man*.Is.Called.Chad.Mountain

    CHAD!

    MOUNTAIN!!!


    *Man/Dreamboat 😍

    Gotta say that is trumped by Lance Mountain. 😉

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  • pblakeney said:

    why is it asking me to download it? Can I not just stream it?

    Strange. I streamed it.
    I did however have issues trying when using a VPN.
    That explains...
  • Kauto5Kauto5 Posts: 55
    Dekker: "Sometimes we like to just sit and enjoy the silence, doing nothing. Thinking about our sins".

    Was concerned for a moment that he was going to whip out a towel and start enjoying a bit too much!
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 20,521
    Dekker in many ways is the Dutch David Millar...

    He needed to get caught before the end of his career and work the mea culpa much harder though.
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 50,722 Lives Here
    ddraver said:

    Dekker in many ways is the Dutch David Millar...

    He needed to get caught before the end of his career and work the mea culpa much harder though.

    A lot less articulate...
  • joe2019joe2019 Posts: 723
    Good film, enjoyed it.
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