April 5, 2017 – Le Ride, a documentary on retracing the 1928 Tour de France, will show for one night only in Sandy, Utah on April 6, 2017. Utah winner of the Amazing Race, David O'Leary will be present, along with director Phil Keoghan. Proceeds from the showing will benefit the Huntsman Cancer Institute. The movie will show at 7 pm at the Megaplex at the Jordan Commons on April 6, 2017. (Tickets here)
Some days, 20000 vertical feet.
132329 vertical feet total.
3338 miles in 22 days.
164 riders started. 41 finished.
The race was won by Nicolas Franz of Luxembourg.
More race details here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1928_Tour_de_France
Press Release from CBS: LE RIDE is about the first English speaking team to ride in the toughest sporting event on earth, The Tour de France. In 1928 a small under-resourced, untested team from New Zealand and Australia lined up in Paris next to Europe’s best riders. One hundred and sixty riders started and only 41 finished!
Phil Keoghan has literally brought this remarkable underdog story back to life riding an original 1928 steel bicycle with no gears, retracing the exact route and sticking to the same schedule. It was an average of 150 miles a day, completely circumnavigating France for a total of 3,338 miles in just 26 days, including the ‘Death Stage’ which took Phil almost 24 hours to complete.
“ … it’s the most brutal challenge I’ve ever faced, insane distances over the world’s toughest mountains, but this is a story I really felt I had to bring back to life,” said Phil Keoghan. “Many experts considered the Australasian team to be a complete joke. More riders failed to finish the 1928 tour than any other in history. This was a hell on wheels race of attrition that was designed to eliminate as many riders as possible, most of the roads were unpaved; the course was almost twice as long as today’s Tour de France and the bikes weighed twice as much as a modern racing bike.”
LE RIDE is the first 4K (equivalent to Super 35mm film) documentary feature shot with Sony’s F55 camera and supported with Angenieux Optimo Lens, delivering a true love letter to France, featuring stunning cinematic aerial shots in the Pyrenees and French Alps. .
LE RIDE recently screened at SXSW and was the second highest grossing film at the New Zealand Film Festival. Le Ride was the opening night film at the Louisville International Film Festival where it won the Festival Favorite Award.
After THE AMAZING RACE season 29 premieres on CBS March 30th at 10pmET/PT, Phil started his nation wide tour as the Opening Night Film at the American Documentary Film Festival and won the Best Director Award.
Regal Entertainment Group have generously agreed to give 100% of LE RIDE’S Box-Office to various charities including Variety; Multiple Sclerosis; iMentor and the Huntsman Cancer Institute.
Tickets are on sale now and benefit the Huntsman Cancer Institute:
The Jordan Commons is located at 9335 State St, Sandy, UT 84070.