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Got the 2001 Tour DVD yesterday.(16 posts)

Got the 2001 Tour DVD yesterday.Alex-in-Evanston
Jan 23, 2002 12:54 PM
Since I don't have OLN this was the first time I could put a visual to some of what I had read. I knew Lance's cadence was fast, but he looks more impressive than even the wilder exagerations written about him.

There were a few moments that do not appear on the DVD which I recall having been very dramatic in print (I was following the live printed updates online). Postal's late decision to chase a break that had gotten much too far away (stage 9?) sounded amazing in print, but is skipped entirely in the DVD. I'd say 80% of the coverage centers around the decisive mountain stages, and rightfully so.

As for the price - it's a shame you have to pay through the nose because this is a niche item. $50 is overpriced.

it's so niceAnkleBiter
Jan 23, 2002 1:12 PM
I'm using my zoom and slo-mo to analyze every riders' pedaling style. I will be building an online database that I hope will be THE authoritative source on ankling in the pro peloton. I may also compile a list of what shoes each rider prefers. VIVA LE DVD!!!
anybody compare the 2001 dvd to 3 hr tape? 10 hr tape? nmJs Haiku Shop
Jan 23, 2002 1:15 PM
Enough already!Elefantino
Jan 23, 2002 1:57 PM
I have been wavering on whether or not to drop the money on the DVD ... this puts me over the edge.

I hope to be watching it from the confines of this damn recliner within a week.

Enough already!tr
Jan 23, 2002 5:37 PM
I have the "Road to Paris". My bet is that in the end you will prefer this over the tour dvd. It definitely gives you a more inside look at what goes on. I noticed during Paris-Roubaix that lance calls Johan in the car to suggest something for George to win, then there is also the radio call from George that he could use some help up front and the look of "it's getting away" on Johan's face and a long pause. If you don't buy it, definitely borrow it from someone.
A few fun scenesTypeOne
Jan 23, 2002 8:19 PM
I have recommended it to noncycling friends...which probably isn't a good idea, come to think of it. They'll be more certain I am crazy.
The Paris-Roubaix in the "Road to Paris" was priceless. Great over-the-headphones coaching from Johan: "C'mon guys! Get up there! George is all alone!" His body language throughout that race was great, too.
My question is from the first spring race they show, with Bruyneel giving the prerace pep talk to the Posties in the team bus. He tells them anyone here can win this race today, and someone from the team pipes up, "Not me!"
Who was that? Tyler Hamilton?
A few fun scenestr
Jan 23, 2002 9:11 PM
I know the answer, have watched the scene several times and know the voice. It was lance, who had flown in from the states the day before. That is why you see Johan smiling when he reaffirms, anyone here can win this race. If i remember right, after the race Johan makes reference to it again when he says that Lance was tired from flight over the day before.
A few fun scenesI Love Shimano
Jan 23, 2002 10:08 PM
How about when Johan kept on shouting "Don't panic, don't panic, don't panic..........don't panic" over the radio. It was quite obvious that it was HE who was panicking! Hahahaha.

You sure it was Lance who said "not me"? Sounded like Tyler....
A few fun scenesmavic1010
Jan 24, 2002 9:57 AM
That was Lance saying he couldn't win the race. My best scene was in the beginning when Johan was talking about taking over the USPS team and training for the Tour. "...Who is going to be your leader"..."Lance Armstrong"..."but he cannot climb they say".."Johan grins"...and then then show Lance flying up the mountains from the 1999 and 2000 tours...simply awesome....
When the soup is good. All is good.(nm)Sintesi at home
Jan 26, 2002 8:08 PM
Bad coverage award of 2001 goes to ......McAndrus
Jan 23, 2002 2:03 PM
WCP and Stage 10 to Alpe d'Huez. The on-line and magazine write-ups were fabulous, particularly the on-line. The radio feed from Eurosport kept me glued to the race when I should have been concentrating on my work.

The video shows one shot of Lance on the Glandon, Lance and Rubiera attacking at the bottom of the Alpe, and then 30 minutes of Lance going up the Alpe.

Exactly how in the ---- do you make the 2001 Alpe d'Huez look boring? They found a way.
WCP DVDmavic1010
Jan 23, 2002 2:16 PM
I got the DVD right when it was available as well as the Road to Paris on DVD. Anyone notice that the DVD Road to Paris was slightly different than what was actually broadcast on CBS? Anyways, the extra footage is interesting especially the time trial and mountain training footage...the DVD is worth the $$. may not want to get the Road to Paris'll make you want to ride right after watching it..=)
Road to Paris DVDPdxMark
Jan 23, 2002 2:39 PM
WCP says the Road to Paris DVD is the version broadcast in Europe, not the US. Haven't seen the DVD, so nice to hear what the difference is.

No, it'll probably make me want to spend more on eBay. nmElefantino
Jan 23, 2002 9:21 PM
Bad coverage award of 2001 goes to ......Duane Gran
Jan 24, 2002 6:00 AM
I also have the DVD and since I've felt that the editing could have been better. This particular stage is magnificent in its own right, but they could have done better. For example, I would have loved to see the attack from Roux at 6km. What guts! Instead, they show him at the end of the race when he was struggling. I also would have preferred more coverage of each mountain, not just the finishing section.
And honorary mention to .....McAndrus
Jan 24, 2002 7:36 AM
The Championship of Zurich, 2001.

I guess I'm flogging a dead horse here but it annoys me when I see tapes like Alpe d'Huez and CoZ 2001. If you haven't seen CoZ don't waste your money.

The trade press said Zurich was the best one-day race of 2001. The winning break included Friere, Armstrong, Ullrich, Casagrande, Dufaux, and Rebellin. The tape starts well into the break and we get 45 minutes of the top cyclists of the world trading pulls before any attacking begins.

So, exactly how did talent this good form the winning break? Hmmm???? Not one mention of the tactics used to make the break.

To make a comparison, the tape of the 1998 Worlds road race is a superb summary of the tactical aspects of the race.

I know, I know. Nobody likes a whiner.