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.
The Quest II
After the success of the first film, Greg St Johns (part of the CSI
production team) takes us on a behind-the-scenes journey following the
Saunier Duval team and including the 2006 Tour de France. See behind
the scenes, with interviews with the entire team, plus interviews with
Levi Leipheimer, Floyd Landis, Chris Horner, and Cadel Evans. Tons of
great Tour footage!
A much anticipated sequel to first film, THE QUEST 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