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Looking for a specific cycling photo / video(4 posts)

Looking for a specific cycling photo / videospeedchump
Jun 22, 2001 6:36 AM
Those of you who watch OLN will know the one I mean. There's a short video segment that runs in show intro's and commercials. It shows Lance Armstrong crossing the finish line in slow motion. He raises his arms with open hands and looks up at the sky. For some reason, it's the most impressive and inspiring cycling image i've ever seen, I guess mostly because his reaction lacks the childish, NFL-type fist pumping that you usually see. Does a photo or poster of this exist?
It's the finish at Sestrieres.Lazy
Jun 22, 2001 7:56 AM
Not sure about a poster, but it can be seen in the TdF video for 1999.
1995 TdFtommyb
Jun 22, 2001 2:44 PM
I'm not sure of the exact shot you're talking about, but I'm guessing that if he's wearing a Motorola jersey, that shot is from the Limoges stage in the 1995 Tour. His teammate and friend, Fabio Casartelli, died a few days earlier in a crash. Armstrong dedicated that stage win to his fallen comrade, stating in the post-race interview that he had the strength of two men that day. Looking at the heavens and saluting Fabio was, to say the least, very emotional. I've seen the picture in various ads, but I've never seen a poster of it.
Jun 22, 2001 3:41 PM
Hadn't thought of that one. In the 1999 version he made a very similar gesture, but was wearing the maillot jaune.