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Funny behind-the-scenes footage from the Belgian team

This is a really entertaining little video comprising out-takes from Omega Pharma-Quick-Step’s coverage of the Tour de France.

Like many teams, OPQS shoot a lot of footage, put it together and stick it up on their official website, their Facebook page, and so on. This video is made up of stuff that didn’t make it through the initial edits.

We all know that when sports teams try to be funny, they usually aren’t. Sorry, but let’s face facts. Witness Orica-GreenEdge’s recent AC/DC tribute, which seems to have mysteriously gone missing from YouTube. For comedy value, we much preferred their coach-based work on Corsica. 

OPQS’s video is different in that it is actually funny… largely because it’s just people goofing around in front of the camera and stuff that they didn’t expect you to see. You can’t go wrong with people falling into water and spilling trays of drinks. It’s classic comedy. Anyway, see what you think…

Oh, by the way, the guy looking like Catweazle is Sports Director Brian Holm. And check out Cav’s headphones; they’re pretty cool.

Mat has worked for loads of bike magazines over the past 20 years, and been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. He's been road.cc technical editor for seven years, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a youthful 45-year-old Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a past winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer.

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Colin Peyresourde [1674 posts] 2 years ago
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OPQS’s video is different in that it is actually funny… largely because it’s just people goofing around in front of the camera and stuff that they didn’t expect you to see. You can’t go wrong with people falling into water and spilling trays of drinks. It’s classic comedy. Anyway, see what you think…

Hmmm, not funny IMHO. Belgians aren't renowned for their sense of humour. Get them to brew a beer though and now we are talking....

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Bing Bell [8 posts] 2 years ago
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Can I have the 5 mins of my life viewing this vid back please. And a Belgium beer?... please.  37

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Metjas [362 posts] 2 years ago
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where did all the good bits go?

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LeDomestique [34 posts] 2 years ago
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I guess you had to be there.....which I wasn't.

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mylesrants [297 posts] 2 years ago
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Never getting those 5 mins back

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_SiD_ [162 posts] 2 years ago
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Never getting those 30 seconds back…

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Jonny_Trousers [256 posts] 2 years ago
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Comedy gold! Well maybe not gold. More like comedy brown.

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kendalkenny [2 posts] 2 years ago
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Shameless self promotion here. I managed to get a few video interviews with the some of the guys at the TDF.
Hansen and Henderson are well worth chatting to for pure non cycling related tour info.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpKCEVNZPL0

Then theres Holm and Ellingworth talking Cav listening to that Lady GaGa and Boonen getting a tin tin cut.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhSGlId1kLE

Hope you like them

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Mat Brett [612 posts] 2 years ago
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I likes 'em, kendalkenny. You cover a lot of ground there!

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gazpacho [95 posts] 2 years ago
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I much preferred Brian Holm in 'Chariots of Fire'.

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kendalkenny [2 posts] 2 years ago
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Thanks loads more over at the youtube channel and I'm aiming to harass the pro peloton at the Vuelta Burgos and ToB. Two very different races.
youtube.com/evadeverett

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jasecd [388 posts] 2 years ago
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mylesrants wrote:

Never getting those 5 mins back

Wish I'd read the comments first before watching this - what the hell was that music?

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Colin Peyresourde [1674 posts] 2 years ago
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jasecd wrote:
mylesrants wrote:

Never getting those 5 mins back

Wish I'd read the comments first before watching this - what the hell was that music?

It's like getting hodwinkes into some sort of time share presentation.

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TeamCC [146 posts] 2 years ago
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Maybe the blooper was the video, not what's in the video.

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dubtap [15 posts] 2 years ago
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Orica Greenedge forgot about the whole music copyright thing so got their promo taken down.