"Wired To Win" a big dissapointment…

Why bother? This film was orginally designed around Massachusetts native Tyler Hamilton and followed him throughout his epic 2003 Tour de France ride. They chose the right guy to follow that year.. broken collar bone, mountain stage win, 4th place overall.. talk about wired to win, pushing through the pain, etc…

However, due to his testing positive for blood doping at the 2004 Olympics and the 2004 Vuelta, they COMPLETELY REMOVED him from the entire movie. You notice him in a couple of shots, but his name is never mentioned… And, they replaced the story of his ride with a hodge-podge, diconnected story about Jimmy Casper, and Baden Cooke’s Green Jersey win.. and threw in the middle some stuff about Lance Armstrong… In order to do this they replaced the IMAX footate of Tyler with standard footage that appeared tiny and out of place on the big IMAX screen. To try to pull the story together, they went back and re-enacted many, many scenes… what a joke.

All they needed to do to address the doping issue with Tyler was to add on a segment about the positive tests and resulting appeals, and maybe introduce some science on performance enhancing drugs and the testing process… That would have made for a far more interesting movie.

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