The BikeBike International Film Festival is a celebration of cycling through film. More than just a sport or recreational activity, cycling is a community. We persevere, create and some of us vow to make the world a better place. BBIFF is a platform to showcase and illustrate those who embrace what cycling and has to offer.
While circumstances in the world prevent large gathering, BIFF persist in connecting our community and creating a place to engage and communicate with one another from the safety of our own homes. That is why this year we will bring the festival to you. We watch a movie each day and communicate only via #BIFF and our fb group.
EL SECRETO DE GINO BARTALI
Gino Bartali went to his grave with a secret: during World War II, he saved eight hundred Jews from the Holocaust. The Italian cyclist, winner of two Tours and three Giros, never boasted of that altruistic gesture because he considered that he had simply done the right thing. One could wear the stripes of the road in the jersey, but the merits in life were something intimate that did not deserve to be showcased. Bartali was a lord. A perbene person.
The story of a champion like Luis Ocaña, who luck never smiled at and the greatest rivalry of all time that there has been in cycling, the one between Luís Ocaña and Eddy Merckx . A rivalry separated by an article of clothing; the yellow jersey of the Tour de France. In today's movie you will see how far a cyclist can go crazy to win a race.
In a long-distance sport such as cycling, it is a real rarity that a 38-year-old cyclist was at his best in sports, but Alejandro Valverde is not just another cyclist. Many define him as pure talent and he himself admits that he didn't expect to have this state of form with his age. After having proclaimed himself World Champion in 2018, he now aims to win the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, where he will compete with 41.