Overcoming is a special full-length documetary film about the CSC team during last year’s Tour de France and the 2004 season. The movie reveals how Bjarne Riis manages the CSC team, and shows in often moving, but excruciating detail the pain and the glory of professional cycling.

Basso’s stage win at La Mongie in last year’s Tour is an absolute highlight, as is the touching moment when he speaks to his mother on the telephone as she is about to start chemotherapy.

Footage from the legendary pre-season CSC “bootcamp” shows how Riis works to mould his riders into a united team and also reveals the maniacal attention to detail Riis demands from every member of his back-up staff.

The film shows every drop of Michele Bartoli’s sadness as he realizes he is no longer competitive in the spring Classics he loves so much and ends with his melancholic voice as he speaks for the first time as an ex-professional.

Director Gislason was clearly inspired by fellow Dane Jorgen Leith and his classic cycling film A Sunday in Hell about the drama of Paris-Roubaix. Overcoming is a modern day equivalent that uses digital technology and boasts a stunning soundtrack.

PRE-ORDER: Overcoming on DVD exclusively from World Cycling Productions

See the Trailer: HERE

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