Since the Tour de France is currently happening and Lance Armstrong is back in the game and going for his 8th Tour de France title, I thought I’d post this photo of Lance, who just happened to be riding by our film set one day in the French Alps in 2005. One of our crew members knew him and called out to him, and Lance turned around and stopped his training ride for a photo with the boys.
“Wired To Win: Surviving The Tour de France” is an IMAX film about the legendary Tour de France – a 3,400-km, three-week bicycle race that has been called the world’s most grueling sports event, and the ultimate test of the human body and brain.
The film centers on Australian pro cyclist Baden Cooke and his French teammate Jimmy Caspar, two of the 200 riders competing in the legendary race. Just to finish in Paris, they will need to avoid danger, stave off crushing pain and fatigue, control their emotions, seize fleeting moments of opportunity, and stay highly motivated. It’s the brain that controls all of this.
Pictured with Lance (LtoR) Rick Page, Scott Smith, Myles Connolly (Producer), Didier Koskas and Ken Metz.
The film concept was created by Joanna Baldwin-Mallory and was produced by Myles Connolly for Partners Healthcare of Boston, and directed by Bayley Silleck.