This new DVD box set includes three unforgettable films about the sport of professional bike racing. From Tour de France racing action to going behind the scenes with America's premiere ProTour team to a revealing look at the current world champion, THE HEART OF THE PELOTON is guaranteed to please the hard-core enthusiast and the newcomers to the sport as well.
HELL ON WHEELS
On the Road... Behind the Scenes... With the Riders of Le Tour de France! LOVE LANCE, ZABEL & VINO? You'll love Hell on Wheels, the first film about professional bike racing for both hardcore fans and newcomers to the sport!
Le Tour de France is the toughest bicycle race of all. Year after year this spectacular event fascinates millions of people worldwide. But within the beauty of the French countryside and the tensions of the race, Academy Award Winner Pepe Danquart chose to illustrate the torture and the pain, the fear and the courage of the riders of the Tour.
In the process he captures the thrill of the race, the essence of the stunning landscape, and shines light on the Tour's supporting cast - the masseurs, managers, fans and more. Adding a fine sense of history, Hell on Wheels transcends the sport it celebrates to reveal an astonishing human endeavor.
Featuring the world's best bike racers - Lance Armstrong, Eric Zabel, Jan Ullrich,Tyler Hamilton, Alexandre Vinokurov, Andreas Klöden & more!
BLOOD SWEAT & GEARS
Blood Sweat & Gears is the story of a unique American professional cycling team, a team devoted not only to cleaning up the sport of cycling but to succeeding in the Tour de France. Setting off from the frozen roads of a Colorado winter, racing over the dangerous cobblestones of the Spring classic Paris-Roubaix, and finally arriving at the Champs-Elysees, the grand Parisian boulevard which marks the end of the Tour de France, this riveting, eye-opening documentary takes viewers on an incredible emotional journey, following the ups and downs of an underdog cycling team as they try, against all odds, to ride triumphantly into Paris.
From the intensive daily training required to compete at the highest level to the glory of winning races against the world's best pro riders, Blood Sweat & Gears captures the passion and suffering of this simultaneously beautiful and brutal sport.
FEATURING: David Millar, Mike Friedman, Magnus Backstedt, Christiane Vande Velde, Jonathan Vaughters, Matt White, Doug Ellis, Lara & Danny Pate, Will Frischkorn, Allen Lim, Team Garmin -Chipotle/Slipstream.
YELL FOR CADEL
Yell for Cadel goes behind the scenes at the Tour de France to reveal how a world class cyclist - Australian Cadel Evans, the recent winner of the World Championships - prepares for the world's toughest bike race.
For over 100 years this spectacular three week race across the mountains, valleys and cities of France has fascinated millions of people worldwide, who cheer on their favorite riders.
Feel the tension, the passion and the excitement of one of the world's foremost sporting competitions as Cadel and the rest of his Silence-Lotto racing team prepare for their '08 Tour de France campaign. Evans has long been a favorite at the Tour; he's never won...but this could be his year.
A beautiful film that captures the Tour de France's defining moments. Stunning Cinematography - High Drama - Essential Viewing! --Cyclingnews.com (on Hell on Wheels)
An amazing inside look at these world class athletes. The story is great, the images memorable - a great way to get pumped for the Tour de France! --Chicago Now (on Blood Sweat + Gears)
Lays bare the agony and the ecstasy of cycling's premier event. Guaranteed to give noncyclists a greater appreciation of the sport. --The Sunday Mail (Australia, on Hell on Wheels)