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#1 Robert Starling SOC

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Posted 15 June 2007 - 12:02 AM

I just found a behind the scenes for the new IMAX presentation Wired To Win, about the brain's ability to push a cyclist through the pain and suffering of racing the Tour de France.

The nine minute clip has a at least two shots of who I believe to be Larry McConkey operating and at least one shot of him stepping off a crane. There are lots of other IMAX production shots as well in the photo gallery section.

Link to IMAX behind the scenes

The original film followed Tyler Hamilton and his now infamous feat of racing with a broken collarbone through the 2003 TDF and winning Stage 16 in a 142 km solo breakaway. The following year he was busted for blood doping in the Olympics and the Tour of Spain.
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#2 Afton Grant

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Posted 15 June 2007 - 06:36 AM

The nine minute clip has a at least two shots of who I believe to be Larry McConkey operating and at least one shot of him stepping off a crane. There are lots of other IMAX production shots as well in the photo gallery section.


Yes. It is Larry. Clips are quick, but are at 4:14 and 5:20.
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#3 Robert Starling SOC

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Posted 15 June 2007 - 10:18 AM

Yes. It is Larry. Clips are quick, but are at 4:14 and 5:20.


After digging around a bit I see that Dan Kneece is also credited for Steadicam on it.
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Posted 23 February 2008 - 12:41 PM

That was me! That was also the best job I ever had!! I was only needed every few days during the tour and so my wife and I split the rest of the time touring France and checking out the Tour with our all access passes! We became instant and lifelong fans of racing with this experience.

Unfortunately, most of the work I did was shots of Tyler Hamilton which were all cut from the film when he was disqualified. A lot of the film had to be reshot back in the US to replace all that coverage of Tyler and that was when Dan stepped in. I haven't seen the film yet but hope to soon.

Larry
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