Aug 11 2009
Here’s some classic TdF eye candy for you: the short film Vive Le Tour has been put on YouTube in all its New Wave glory. The video and sound quality are both fantastic (for YouTube conversion from 1962) and it’s a highly-recommended watch—and an expensive purchase in meatspace.
The first two minutes are not narrated, but if you’re the impatient sort, stick it out—it picks up dramatically. Contains some great sequences on things you just don’t see anymore (cafe raids) and an interesting view of doping before oxygen-vector drugs.