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Cycling Films and Scottish Documentary Institute are looking for budding volunteers to shoot, record and photograph pro cyclist David Millar during his last-ever races, in particular the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
Called ‘Capture David’, this is a unique opportunity to collect images and upload them to an archive hosted by Cycling Films with the chance for the footage to be seen by David and to be included in the eagerly anticipated DAVID MILLAR PROJECT, a feature-length film directed by Finlay Pretsell.Add your reaction Share
After filming one week at Tirreno–Adriatico in glorious sunshine, everyone was expecting rain for Milan–San Remo. We weather-proofed all our cameras. At least it was not going to be as cold and snowy as in 2013.
Good thing about having done MSR '13 meant that when I opened the curtains this morning & saw light rain I said, 'Ah, that's not so bad.'— David Millar (@millarmind) March 23, 2014
But riding seven hours in relentless rain turned out to be worse. Probably only half the peloton actually made it to the finish. David's rear camera didn't survive. Everyone got soaked to the bones.
Today was insane. Rain, hail, sunshine then rain again. Flat tire with 90 to go, never got back. I like this race and I will be back to play— Nathan Haas (@NathanPeterHaas) March 23, 2014
Raw and unfiltered, here's a clip from Nathan Haas's bike during the breakaway:Add your reaction Share
A director's statement
I see cycling in a very different light. To me it is not sport, it is something abstract, physical, mysterious, brooding with intensity but at the same time very elegant.
I am a cyclist. In the past I raced all over Europe, I know the sport intimately. People often talk to me about it - who's going to win this race or that, how many miles have I ridden, what's my power output, what bike have I got? All of this detail does not excite me - they are tools, necessary but irrelevant. The physical and mental feeling of being on the bike, floating through the air, the meditation, but above all the filth and grit of the race, the strength required of mind and body, that is the fascination.Add your reaction Share