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Spinning the Tour
Produced by: Ian Austen
The Tour de France is the ultimate event in cycling - and a metaphor for all the crisis and controversy that surrounds a big-time sport. In this documentary Producer Ian Austen of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, an amateur cyclist himself, delves into the race to expose the drug scandals, superhuman physical effort, sleazy sponsorships and yet somehow the thrill of the race. This program airs as part of the international documentary exchange series, Crossing Boundaries.

Program Credits

Spinning the Tour was produced by Ian Austen of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. The program airs as part of the international documentary exchange series, Crossing Boundaries.

Resources

Links:
American Bicycle Racing
Mark your calendar with these upcoming racing events and click on links for racing organizations, publications and photo journals.

ProCycling Magazine
News and columns about professional cycling.

International Bicycle Fund
This non-profit organization promotes the use of bicycles for health, the environment, and the economy.

Tour de France
Find information, results and photos from past races and follow links on cycling and training.

Books:
Serious Cycling
by: Edmund R. Burke 2002
Scientific data to help you train more efficiently, ride faster and prevent injury.

Tour de France/Tour de Force: A Visual History of the Greatest Bicycle Race in the World
by: James Startt and Greg LeMond, Preface by Samuel Abt 2000
Pictures and results of the race from 1903 to 1999 and special sections on the controversial use of performance drugs.

French Revolutions: Cycling the Tour de France
by: Tim Moore 2003
Follow this rookie cyclist through his humorous travelogue as he attempts the 2,256 miles of the Tour de France in the weeks before the event.

Programs by Ian Austen



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