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Post by Tacx Video Production » Sun Feb 01, 2009 11:31 am

T1956.01 - Alpine Classic (Replaced with T1956.33)

The Original version! This started about a 3rd of the way down the Télégraphe decent towards the Galibier. Filmed in the last week of June 2004 with high snow banks near the top of the Galibier (we take the tunnel route) & road works at the top of d'Huez. It was filmed in DV with a camera mounted on a custom made giroscope.


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Course information This robust ride starts with a short descent along the Col du Télégraphe to the Valloir ski resort. After passing through the centre of the town, which is busy with construction activities, you begin the long ascent of the Col du Galibier. At a certain point you will be riding above the tree line, with alternating, fascinating views across the Alps. You then reach the infamous U-turn at Plan Lachat. From there, things get more difficult. The combination of altitude and steep slope conspire to slow you down. Towards the top of the Galibier the road slashes through a spectacular wall of snow, which is metres high at some places. After the 300-metre tunnel, you start a fantastic descent that leads you to the Col du Lautaret (2,000m). You pass professional cyclists, training for the Tour de France. You ride alongside a glacier at La Meije Pass (3,983m), the village of La Grave, through tunnels and over the dam bridge at Lac du Chambon. You finish at the foot of the Lautaret at Les Clapier. Next comes a nearly dead straight false flat in the direction of the village of Bourg-d Oisans. Right before the village you turn right and, after 50 metres, arrive at the official starting line where the climb to l'Alpe d'Huez begins. This climb has long, difficult sections with 10% gradients and numerous hairpin curves. The finish is in the village of l'Alpe d'Huez, near the tunnel entrance. This film was shot during the last week in May 2004.
* Col du Galibier (2,500m)
* l'Alpe d'Huez (1,839m)
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Post by Tacx Video Production » Sun Feb 01, 2009 11:32 am

T1956.02 - Ventoux ,

(replaced with T1956.34 - Mont Ventoux 2008 - France)

filmed the day before the Alpine Classic. Again road works on the Bedoin side made us film the Sault & Maleucéne sides. clouds at the top caused a few stops to clear water off the lens etc. I did ride this climb the same day! filmed in DV with a camera mounted on a custom made giroscope


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Climbing Mont Ventoux (1,909m)
The east side from the village of Sault
The west side from the village of Malaucéne

The course (63 km)
Starts in the village of Sault (D194) – along Le Chalet Reynard – D974 via the top of the Mont Ventoux to the village of Malaucéne – ascending again via the D974 – observation point at the top (finish).

Course information
It is the last week in May. Two ascents were filmed. You start on the east side of the Mont Ventoux, the enormous 'Giant of the Provence'. This is the easy side. You start with a short descent through the picturesque little village of Sault and cycle past vineyards. In the distance you see the top of the Mont Ventoux looming in front of you in the clouds. The road continues on through ancient woods with oak trees, pines and elms. After passing the well-known ‘Le Chalet Reynard’, it is only a 6-km climb to the top. The surroundings change into a rocky lunar landscape, characteristic of the Mont Ventoux. You cycle through mist during the last few kilometres. This is the most difficult part of the climb that leads to the observation point at the top.

The road continues on via a lightning descent through the clouds and across sunny roads to the old village of Malaucéne. After an exploratory tour, you take the west side of the Mont Ventoux. This second ascent is more difficult than the first. Some sections even have 9% gradients. Close to Mont Serein Station the road is somewhat less steep. It affords the perfect opportunity to catch your breath and gather all your strength for the last six, difficult kilometres to the top.

Anyone who has ridden this course first hand or on the Tacx Fortius has performed very well. It is the most difficult course available on DVD for Tacx's Real Life Video.
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Post by Tacx Video Production » Sun Feb 01, 2009 11:34 am

T1956.03 - Cycling around Capetown - South Africa

Was early footage filmed in 2003 used for testing & supplied by the SA distributer. At the time footage was tough to come by & nobody knew if the idea would take off as a viable product. Filmed from inside a car in DV


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Post by Tacx Video Production » Sun Feb 01, 2009 11:35 am

T1956.04 - Tour of Flanders 2004 - Belgium We followed the womans tour of Flanders starting outside the RVV center in Oudenaarde (same spot as the much longer 2007 Pro version). This ride misses most of the well known climbs but was a very popular ride all the same.

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Post by Tacx Video Production » Sun Feb 01, 2009 11:45 am

T1956.05 - Iron Horse Classic - Colorado One of the two US rides filmed with the same type of DV camera used to film the EU rides above. Big wide roads, long steady climbs & a very long total distance!

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scapaslow wrote: Sample the typically American atmosphere and experience the vast, wild and overpowering natural environment of Colorado. The 119-km route from Durango to the ski village of Ouray runs through the town of Silverton. The well-known 'Iron Horse Classic' takes place along part of this route. This pleasure ride continues along the Million dollar Highway through the Red Mountains to the finish line. It is a tranquil journey. Now and then a lorry races along the wide asphalt highway. The first section of the trip is flat, ideal for warming up. En route to Silverton you ride through moutain-side spruce woods and climb the Coal Bank Pass and the Molas. Both mountains are at elevations higher than 10,000 feet. It is an easy ascent since the gradients are uniform and not too steep. Then you pass the highest point, the Red Mountain Pass. The view across the jagged mountaintops of San Juan is spectacular. The road then branches off and becomes the famous Million Dollar Highway (20 miles). This road got its name from the bottom layer of asphalt that is mixed with ore that contains gold. The road begins to wind dramatically. You cycle through the Red Mountains, rich in iron, along the arrow-straight wall of Uncompahgre Gorge, through tunnels and past pelting waterfalls. The 285-high Box Canyon Falls is close to the finish line. The water plunges rapidly down the waterfall, across dark limestone into a deep gorge. This film was made in June 2004
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Post by Tacx Video Production » Sun Feb 01, 2009 11:51 am

T1956.06 - Passo del Gavia - Italy

Quality of the footage is a bit low but ride was filmed in spring 2003. Its perfect weather though with high snow banks so its still nice to see the Gavia in the spring like this. Two other climbs are included also. Its one of the only original rides that is still available.


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Post by Tacx Video Production » Sun Feb 01, 2009 11:53 am

T1956.07 - Aube Valley Ride - France

This was filmed in a free weekend near the end of the year (maybe October) in DV. The plan was to film something "easy" in the Ardennes which we did the day before for a test (Namur) but rain forced us to head south for the sun. The Aube Valley was the random place in the middle of france which happened to be sunny this day! The ride was really popular on the forum but unfortunately not popular enough outside the forum. I loved it for the profile & the nice little villages spread out along the route. Just sun cows, trees, farms & dead quiet villages.


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Post by Tacx Video Production » Tue Feb 17, 2009 2:25 pm

T1956.08 - Milan San Remo 2004

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Italy The popular original version filmed with a Pro DV camera by Alex early in the morning. Follows the identical route to the new HD 2008 version.
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Post by Tacx Video Production » Tue Feb 17, 2009 2:26 pm

T1956.09 - Heart of Evergreen - Colorado

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Climbs
Red Rocks Park 1908m - Black Mountain 2700m (start altitude 2136m)

The route, 70 mile (100 km)

Evergreen township Highway 74 - Red Rocks Park - Dinosaur Ridge - Morrison township Highway 8 - Willow Springs - Deer Creek Canyon Road - South Deer Creek Road - Shadow Mountain Road - Black Mountain Road - Highway 73 - North Turkey Creek Road - High Drive Road - Little Cub Road - Evergreen township

Route information

The start & finish of this ride is in the vibrant mountain town of Evergreen which is situated at 7200ft & just west of Denver Colorado USA. Directly after the start is a long descent which guarantees a perfect warm up for the short steep hills that follow in the Red Rocks Park & its acoustically perfect natural amphitheatre.

A period of open grassland bridges the gap between the Red Rocks park & the blue spruce forests, deep ravines & climbs that make up the main bulk of the loop back to Evergreen. Although there is one 3rd category climb lurking in the middle it not a steep climb & should suit riders of all abilities.
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Post by Tacx Video Production » Tue Feb 17, 2009 2:27 pm

T1956.10 - Namur to Revin - Belgium & France

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This ride starts about 1km to the south of Namur & follows the meandering Meuse river as it cuts through the Ardennes & eventually becomes the border between France & Belgium. The ride features mostly flat river bank roads which pass famous Gothic style towns like Dinant & huge Napoleonic fortifications called citadels which were built onto the flanking hills to defend the river & borders. After about 40km we reach the Town of Hastier & take a detour away from the river & up the flanking 200m high hills to arrive back down at the river in Givet. After this the route alternates between small hills & flat river until the finish at the French town of Revin.

The DV video footage used in this ride was filmed during the last week in September 2004. Filmed with a special mount that enables the camera to lean into the corners that gives life to the video & keeps that vital rider perspective so the grades look as steep as in real life.
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Post by Tacx Video Production » Tue Feb 17, 2009 2:28 pm

T1956.11 - Mallorca Tour 2005 - Spain
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The 1st of the new generation of rides filmed in 1280x1024 at 22fps It was much sharper then any of the DV footage.
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Post by Tacx Video Production » Tue Feb 17, 2009 2:29 pm

T1956.12 RLV Amstel Gold Race 2005 - The Netherlands
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The Misty Fog of the 2005 race!

Climbs

Plettenberg (130m), Eyserberg (200m), Huls (200m), Vrakelberg (170m), Sibbergrubbe (145m), Cauberg (140m), Kruisberg (160m), Eijserbosweg (180m), Fromberg (165m), Keutenberg (160m), Cauberg (130m)

The course (59 km)

Maastricht - Wittem - Schin op Geul - Cauberg - Vilt - Maastricht - Wahwiller - Schoonbron - Cauberg

Route information

Ride the course of the Amstel Gold Race, the only Pro Tour classic in the Netherlands. This video was taken during the professional competition of 2005. The start is in Maastricht, after which you ride the most interesting parts of the racecourse, including the entire final section.
The route takes you over countless small hills like the tremendously steep Eyserbosweg, Keutenberg and Cauberg, in the rolling landscape of South Netherlands. The finish is at the top of the 140 meter high Cauberg in Valkenburg.
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Post by Tacx Video Production » Tue Feb 17, 2009 2:39 pm

T1956.13 - Lombardy Tour 2005 Italy
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Filmed in DV starts further out then this years 2008 version but you also do the Guisallo & Colma, then you make a left at Nesso to Como

The Tour of Lombardy is known in Italy as the Tour of the falling Leaves. This race is the traditional end to the Classic season. This extremely tough 105km ride has some quite challenging climbs that include the 8,7km road up to the world famous Madonna del Ghisallo (chapel of the patron saint of Cyclists). The route winds & twists its way around part of lake Como that's situated in the heart of the incredibly scenic Lombardy countryside.
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Post by Tacx Video Production » Tue Feb 17, 2009 2:42 pm

T1956.14 RLV The Pyrenees Stage - France

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Tour de France 2005 Stage 15

The images of this awesome trip though the Pyrenees speak for themselves.
This is simply a must have real life video if you enjoy the challenge of the mountains. US racer George Hincapie won this stage that was one of the toughest of the 2005 Tour de France. Now you can taste what he achieved this day by riding the last 3 Cols of the gruelling stage 15.

Climbs
Col de Peyresourde 1569m 6.8% - Col de Azet 1580m 7.1% - Pla d'Adet 1700m 8% - Total climbing 2406m

The Route
Bagnéres-de-Luchon D618 - Loudenville - Génos-Azet D225 - Saint-Lary-Soulan D123 - Pla d'Adet

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You start this challenging ride in the 1930s styled Spa town of Luchon & quickly wind your way up the first climb of the Col de Peyresourde. As you come into sight of the top you are rewarded for your efforts with your first brief views to the right side. This is a new feature that at this time is only available on this Real Life Video. The views are something that was not really possible without the clarity of a High definition camera & now you can really look & spot little mountain villages kilometers away.

After a fast descent you start up the steeper climb of the Col de Azet & again as you close in on the top you are afforded some wonderful views down to the valley lake & across to the Peyresourde. A second fast descent with some spectacular views of the last climb brings you to the busy ski resort of Saint-Lary-Soulan. This is your last chance to rest as the last long climb to Pla d'Adet is extremely tough for the first half. With tiring legs the second half of the climb may not feel much easier although there is a brief rest bite just before the final few steep kilometers to the finish.

Filmed in High definition in perfect crystal clear weather the day after the Tour de France traveled these very same roads.
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Post by Tacx Video Production » Tue Feb 17, 2009 2:42 pm

T1956.15 RLV Ardennes Mountainbike Ride - Belgium
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First effort at getting HD off road into the forest. Still some really nice sharp images to had. Then had a nice steady road section in the same area. The DVD also included the Col du Aspin which at the time I could not fit onto the Pyrenees Stage.
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Post by Tacx Video Production » Wed Feb 18, 2009 2:40 pm

T1956.16 RLV The Grossglockner - Austria

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original version of the climb filmed in HD. This only included the less well known southern side of the climb. Weather was too bad to film the north side of the much cooler HD 2008 version.

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Post by Tacx Video Production » Wed Feb 18, 2009 2:42 pm

T1956.17 RLV Giro del Mortirolo - Italy

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Post by Tacx Video Production » Wed Feb 18, 2009 2:46 pm

T1956.18 RLV Alpine Classic 2007 - France
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5bikes wrote:FR-Alpine Classic 2007 TT Col Du Galibier

On a sunny day in Valloire you are starting your climb up to the Galibier from the north side.
The fisheye view of he camera is irritating only the first meters, later you will hardly realize this effect.
The first 10km are leading steadily with moderate gradient along the valley.
Then after a 180° curve the real climb is starting with a short part around 11% decreasing to <10% for most of the time.
For each kilometer, nice pop-up windows will inform you about the average grade of the next kilometer as well as the remaining climb. A sketch is showing your position on the course.
Close to the end you will se the tunnel, but this time you will turn left, riding on the road to the top for another kilometer.
Well, this kilometer will be the steepest with an aeverage grade of 9%, which means you will quite often see 10% or 11% on your screen.
Hopefully you have saved some energy for the last 1000m....

Very nice climb, amazing colours with blue sky, names of former famous cyclists written on the street, impressing mountains and a challenging finale.
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Post by Tacx Video Production » Wed Feb 18, 2009 2:48 pm

T1956.19 RLV Giant of the Provence - France

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T1956.20 RLV Amstel Gold Race 2007

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