For former pro-rider and Tour de France winner Bjarne Riis there is only one dream: victory for Team CSC in the Tour de France. Overcoming tells this story. It is a unique behind-the-scenes look into Riis' methods - sometimes unorthodox, always individual - and the excruciating mental and physical pains of the Tour de France, told through the eyes of pro-cycling's greatest contemporary riders and their Manager. Overcoming charts their journey from training sessions to squad selection to time trials and eventually each gruelling leg of the tour in the tradition of The Stars and the Water Carriers and A Sunday in Hell.
Michelle Bartoli, Ivan Basso, B.S. Christiansen, Ole Kaare Føli, Brian Nygaard, Andrea Peron, Bjarne Riis, Carlos Sastre, Jens Voigt