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Le Ride

You may have seen this movie about a recreation of the early Tour de France discussed on TV in the last couple of days.  It’s showing in Melbourne but if you want to see it in Sydney there is a page on Demand Film where you can reserve a ticket – if they get enough it will show on March 1st. 

Amazing Race host, adventurer and cycling enthusiast Phil Keoghan,  pays tribute to four iconic sporting heroes by duplicating one of the most remarkable feats in this new documentary. In 1928, Sir Hubert Opperman, two other Australian and one Kiwi cyclists teamed up to compete in the Tour de France. Racing as an untested team of four, the Australasians were conspicuously raw amongst the elite ten-man European teams, but they were tenacious and learned fast.