Video: Omega Pharma’s Tour de France

Funny behind-the-scenes footage from the Belgian team

by Mat Brett   July 31, 2013  

OPQS vid

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.

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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…
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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....

posted by Colin Peyresourde [1437 posts]
31st July 2013 - 18:20

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Can I have the 5 mins of my life viewing this vid back please. And a Belgium beer?... please. Yawn

posted by Bing Bell [8 posts]
31st July 2013 - 20:14

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where did all the good bits go?

posted by Metjas [335 posts]
31st July 2013 - 22:14

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I guess you had to be there.....which I wasn't.

posted by LeDomestique [34 posts]
31st July 2013 - 22:32

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Never getting those 5 mins back

posted by mylesrants [126 posts]
1st August 2013 - 9:29

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Never getting those 30 seconds back…

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posted by _SiD_ [180 posts]
1st August 2013 - 9:42

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Comedy gold! Well maybe not gold. More like comedy brown.

posted by Jonny_Trousers [182 posts]
1st August 2013 - 10:57

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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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posted by kendalkenny [2 posts]
1st August 2013 - 15:30

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I likes 'em, kendalkenny. You cover a lot of ground there!

posted by Mat Brett [2068 posts]
1st August 2013 - 15:53

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I much preferred Brian Holm in 'Chariots of Fire'.

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posted by gazpacho [93 posts]
1st August 2013 - 16:03

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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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posted by kendalkenny [2 posts]
1st August 2013 - 16:13

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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?

JaseCD

posted by jasecd [218 posts]
1st August 2013 - 16:54

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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.

posted by Colin Peyresourde [1437 posts]
1st August 2013 - 17:45

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Maybe the blooper was the video, not what's in the video.

posted by TeamCC [146 posts]
1st August 2013 - 17:59

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Orica Greenedge forgot about the whole music copyright thing so got their promo taken down.

posted by dubtap [12 posts]
2nd August 2013 - 15:50

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