2 DISC COLLECTIONS EDITION
Featuring Bjarne Riis, Ivan Basso, Carlos Sastre, Michele Bartoli, Jens Voigt, Booby Julich, Jakob Piil and Lance Armstrong.
A fascinating look behind the scenes at the 2004 Tour de France with a penetrating insight into the hermetically closed world of professional cycling, following the Danish Team CSC's experiences.
Directors: Tomas Gislason
Starring: Bjarne Riis, Ivan Basso, Carlos Sastre, Michele Bartoli, Jens Voigt, Booby Julich, Jakob Piil and Lance Armstrong
Running Time: 108 mins
Language: English, Italian and Danish with English subtitles
Region: Region 2
Classification: E (E from Classification)
For former pro-rider and Tour de France winner Bjarne Riis there is only one dream: victory for the team CSC in the Tour de France.
Overcoming tells this story. It is a unique behind-the-scenes look into Riis’ methods – sometimes unorthodox, always individual – and the excrutiating mental and physical paints of the Tour de France, told through the eyes of pro cycling’s greatest contemporary riders and their manager.
Italian star Ivan Basso joins Jens Voigt, Carlos Sastre, Michele Bartoli, Bobby Julich, Jakob Piil and spiritual therapist Ole Kaare Føli for the ride of their lives. But it is Riis who must ultimately carry the weight of the team through personal crises, injuries, sponsorship worries and the big race itself.
- Exclusive interview with David Duffield
- Exclusive additional footage from behind the scenes at the Tour de France