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NEW! 2007 GIRO D ITALIA - 3 DVD SET
Italy, May 2007. In the nation that is cycling’s powerhouse, the sport’s throne lies empty. To decide the successor, there is only one true test of strength which counts: the 2000-mile Giro d’Italia. With no clear master, this year’s Giro witnessed a genuine two-wheeled revolution: in an epic roller coaster of early success followed by long moments of doubt and suspense, Classics specialist Danilo Di Luca overcame a host of stage racing stars to take his first ever major Tour. Victory in the opening team time trial sets up initial leader Di Luca as the unwilling target for a non-stop avalanche of attacks on his precarious grip on power. Amongst Di Luca’s most doughty rivals is the multi-headed hydra of the Spanish Saunier Duval team. Bristling with climbers ranging from grizzled veteran Gilberto Simoni and Iban Mayo to the new - but equally dangerous - kid on the block Ricardo Ricco, Di Luca soon finds himself with his back against the wall. But the 31-year-old is not known as “Il Killer” for nothing. An early victory on the mist-enshrouded Montevirgine climb is followed by a stalwart defense of his title in the Alps and Dolomites. However, Di Luca slowly finds himself losing control. Nor can he breathe easier as the race’s final destination looms. Instead a new threat - in the shape of brash young pretender Frank Schleck - takes shape, and the last challenge for Di Luca is a rainlashed time trial precisely the terrain where he is at his most vulnerable. A painstaking record of Di Luca’s tortuous rise to power, this 2007 Giro D’Italia DVD is a gripping visual tribute to one man’s courage and determination in the sporting event closest to his heart.
Commentary by Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen. Approx. 300 min