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Keoghan, Phil, 1967-, director, participant
Cornell, Ben, participant
[Australia] : Madman Entertainment, [2016]
1 DVD-video (approximately 90 min. + 44 min. extras) : sound, colour ; 12 cm.
Variant title:
Title appears on resource as: Le ride : Phil Keoghan of the amazing race.
Title from disc label.
Special features: Daily blog videos.
"240 kilometres a day, 22 stages, on a vintage bike. Retracing the most brutal tour de France in history"--Cover.
In English. English captions (descriptive subtitles for the hearing impaired)
Director, Phil Keoghan; produced by Louise Keoghan.
Cast: Phil Keoghan, John Keoghan, Ben Cornell.
Rated: PG.
System Details:
DVD ; Region 4.
Le Ride follows Phil Keoghan and his friend Ben Cornell as they attempt to recreate the original route of the 1928 Tour de France. Averaging 240 kilometres a day for 26 days, Phil and Ben traverse both the unforgiving mountains of the Pyrenees and the Alps, on original vintage steel racing bikes with no gears and marginal brakes. The documentary takes inspiration from the remarkable true story of Australians Sir Hubert Opperman, Ernie Bainbridge and Percy Osborne, and New Zealander Harry Watson as the first English speaking team to compete in the Tour de France. They arrived after six weeks at sea, under-trained and under-resourced, untested and completely written off by the French media. The 1928 Tour was the toughest in history – a hell on wheels race of attrition. Only 41 finished out of 161 starters yet remarkably three were from the Australasian team. This extraordinary story of achievement against the odds has never been told on film – until now.
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Spearwood Library
DVD Non Fiction
796.620944 LER
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