A great value bundled set of highlights from the 2006 and 2007 Tour de France. Includes a FREE insulated TDF mug to keep you going all night long! Read individual descriptions below....The DVDs
2006 - 2 Disc Set approx. 240min.
The Most Controversial Tour Ever!
The controversy and aftershocks stemming from one of the most
dramatic and exciting Tours in decades continue at a fever pitch. In
spite of two positive tests, Landis continues to aggressively deny any
wrongdoing. This controversy will continue for weeks, if not months or
even years. What is not debatable if the fact that the 2006 Tour de
France was suffused with dramatic twists and turns, stuffed with
excitement and surprises, and proved to be a spellbinding action
thriller from start to finish!
Shock and controversy burst full-blown even before the start of the
race when Spanish authorities announced results of their investigations
of doping operations that forced the withdrawal of the Tour from four of
last year’s top five finishers including both Ivan Basso and Jan
This led immediately to a virtual wide open field in the chase for
the yellow jersey and sparked exceptional performances from scores of
riders not prominent in pre-race prognostications. The race also
produced expected showings from the specialists, all of it captured in
our historic DVD. Robbie McEwen uses his incredible timing and
acceleration to sprint to another green jersey. Michael Rasmussen wins
his second consecutive KOM title with a courageous points-packed day in
the Alps and Damien Cunego comes closer to fulfilling his vast potential
and is named best young rider. Thor Hushovd pulls off the rare feat of
victory on the first and last days of the race. It seems that each day
produced another great winner, and it’s all captured on this spectacular
DVD, including Landis's breakaway in stage 17.
The drama of the 2006 Tour never flags from beginning to end in this
remarkable DVD. The post-race story is far from complete, but the race
itself will undoubtedly go down as a notable chapter in the history of
cycling’s most legendary event, and it’s all captured in vivid images
and moving commentary in this year’s World Cycling Productions DVD.
Narrated by Phil Liggett & Paul Sherwen. Approx. 240 min.
2007 - 2 Disc Set approx. 240min.
The Tour Rediscovered
After perhaps the darkest hours in the history of the Tour de France,
the 2007 race concluded with a ray of sunshine and glimmers of hope
that the sport of cycling has entered a new era that will be free of
doping scandals and marked by restored trust in the minds of its
millions of fans.
Such was the impact of the victory of 24-year-old Alberto Contador on
the Champs Elysees. Molded by the hands of Tour Kingmaker Johan
Bruyneel and Discovery Channel – the power and the team behind Lance
Armstrong’s seven Tour victories – the young Spaniard had to face
numerous obstacles en route to success. It was an astounding finale to
the American team’s last Tour de France!
A gifted climber, the Madrid-born rider first let rip on the daunting
Galibier deep in the Alps as part of a daring two-rider attack. Then he
came even closer to yellow with one of the most memorable mountain
victories of the decade, deep in the Pyrenees on the fabled Plateau de
Beille. Is it just a coincidence that on two occasions, Armstrong
himself sealed the Tour there?
The final step to leadership came in a surprising twist that not even
Bruyneel could have predicted or engineered. No sooner had Contador
taken the yellow jersey than he had to mount his final defense in the
terrain where he was weakest – the time trial. Hailed as the new
Armstrong for his aggressiveness, strength and racing wisdom even in the
most tumultuous of Tours, Contador’s path to cycling’s ultimate prize
is a gripping tale of persistence in the face of sporting turmoil,
self-belief in times of doubt and widespread cynicism, and courage in
the darkest of dark times. This video presents a storybook triumph in
the midst of real-world adversity! Don’t miss it!
Narrated by Phil Liggett & Paul Sherwen. Approx. 240 min.The Books
Few races in history have sprung as many surprises as the 2007 Tour
de France. In turns contentious, controversial, and compelling, this
Tour began amidst record crowds and brilliant pageantry in a London
send-off, and ended with victory by a young Spanish rider who had
survived brain surgery and the death of his brother on his way to his
first Tour crown.
The 2007 Tour will be remembered equally for epic battles in the
Pyrénées, stage 19’s dramatic race-deciding time trial, a horrific
litany of crashes that took down the Tour’s brightest stars, and a
steady stream of doping scandals that saw pre-race favorite Alexander
Vinokourov kicked out of the race after returning a positive test for an
illegal blood transfusion, and race leader Michael Rasmussen dismissed
by his Rabobank team for skirting dope tests.
By the time the race reached Paris, two teams had been sent home, a
third was engulfed in controversy, and a fourth—the winning Discovery
team, home to seven Tour victories under Lance Armstrong and a fresh win
with Alberto Contador—had announced that it would cease operations at
It’s a story no one could have predicted, and one you have to read to believe. Reported by Tour veteran John Wilcockson and the VeloNews
editorial team, and containing the daily race diaries of riders
Christian Vande Velde (Team CSC) and Simon Gerrans (Team Ag2r), The 2007 Tour de France is the fascinating record of a shocking and unforgettable race.
Paperback with color photosection by Graham Watson
6″ x 9″, 256 pp., ISBN 978-1-934030-10-3