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TDF DVD(9 posts)

TDF DVDColnagoFE
Mar 19, 2002 10:36 AM
Anyone seen the 2001 DVD from World Cycling Productions? They just announced they are putting out a 10 hour version and wondered if it would be worth the $ to get. Thought this might be a good companion for those mornings on the trainer.
re: TDF DVDgreg
Mar 19, 2002 10:52 AM
I have the 4 hour version. It's good, but I think some of the stages are cut too short. 10 hours = longer stage coverage. I especially enjoyed the bonus footage of past races. I'd get the 10 hour version if you're thinking about it.
re: TDF DVDRutterMan
Mar 19, 2002 10:54 AM
I don't have this year's 10-hour version but I have the last two years on VHS and I watch them all the time, usually for motivation or just background noise when I'm doing something. I plan on getting the 2001 TDF and I'm sure it will be a lot nicer to have it on DVD.
Four hour DVD is inadequate.Alex-in-Evanston
Mar 19, 2002 11:09 AM
If you want to watch Lance climb by himself, this DVD's for you. It also does a good job of covering the sprint battles between Zabel and O'Grady in the late stages.

What I really wanted to see however, was the stage 8 chase of a break that went too far. The internet updates (how I caught the thing live) on this stage were thrilling. Break reaches 30 minutes - Postal and Telekom decide they must chase - peleton starts motoring at 34mph - Ullrich, Armstrong taking pulls. It wasn't even mentioned on the DVD. They just showed the sprint.

Bonus coverage is very nice. Lemond/Indurain in '89. Hampsten at Alpe de Huez. Fabio Casartelli memorial Lance victory in 94? and one more I can't recall.

Alex
Not that you askedMcAndrus
Mar 19, 2002 11:53 AM
I can't express how disappointed I was in the 2001 TdF 4 hour tape. The lack of coverage of the 30 minute break and the miserable coverage of Alpe d'Huez just boggles my poor little mind.

The break that turned the race upside down doesn't even get an honorable mention? Thirty minutes of watching Lance climb Alpe d'Huez when the real tactics played out on the Glandon?

I try not to get shrill about such things but who edited this tape?
DVD vs. OLN?methosage
Mar 19, 2002 11:50 AM
How does the 10 hour version compair to the Le Tour Encore which is playing this month on OLN?

If you tape the Encore you have about 16 hours (without the commercials). Is there any reason this is not better than the 10 hour DVD (other than the obvious VHS vs. DVD)?
DVD vs. OLN? ->DVDWannabe
Mar 19, 2002 12:26 PM
I have the 10hr vhs edition of the 2001 tour. I am also watching the oln recap. The reason the 10hr wcp product is better IMO is with the oln you get 45min of coverage for every stage... 45 min for the flat stages, 45 min for the mountain stages. Whereas with the video, you usually get 5min coverage for a flat stage and a good 1hr30min or more for a mountain stage. I much prefer to watch these bike gods slug it out over the mountains. Although like others have said, they did give enough time to the O'Grady/Zabel duel during the last week. Great stuff that battle for the Green Jersey last year.

Andy - Wannabe
re: TDF DVDdicklynn0585
Mar 19, 2002 3:46 PM
Yes, I have it and to me it is worth the $54. Actually, it is 2 DVDs.
gotta get me wanna thems DVDS tingszooog
Mar 19, 2002 4:36 PM
Da wife said I couldda gotten a new bicecle or one of dem new fangle little disc players for da TV.I chose da bike