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Four long years have come and gone since Lance Armstrong last rode into Paris as the Tour’s triumphant seven-times conquerer… But now he’s back, and after just four days of dramatic racing, Armstrong is once again poised to dominate.
Little does he know, though, that the real battle for the Tour 2009 is only just about to begin…and his own team-mate, Alberto Contador, becomes the most formidable rival Armstrong ever has to face.
From glitzy sunlit Monaco to the final showdown on the sinister, mythical slopes of the Mont Ventoux, this DVD set brings you the ultimate inside version of the 2009 Tour. Contador is one lethal challenge, but he also faces the unpredictable, gutsy time trial genius Bradley Wiggins – who had a 2009 Tour which defined him as a genuine contender.
And the Schleck brothers, Frank and Andy – riders destined to wreak a trail of two-wheeled destruction every time the road steepens on the dreaded Alpine climbs, were hoping to climb themselves into the top spot.
And whilst the big-guns battled it out for GC supremacy, Mark Cavendish, the fastest man in the world and his lightning-quick Columbia-HTC squad faced their own challenge: bringing the art of winning Tour bunch sprints to near-perfection.What ensued was an epic fight for the Green Jersey with powerhouse Thor Hushovd.
But above all, the 2009 Tour de France is a battle of attrition between one veteran champion’s steely determination, and the Spaniard Contador – who now looks every inch the complete cyclist.