Le Ride also contains amazing scenes from the 1928 Tour de France, the 22nd edition of the race, taking place from 17 June to 15 July. It consisted of 22 stages over 5,376 km (3,340 mi).
The 1928 Tour was won by Luxembourgish Nicolas Frantz (4 November 1899 – 8 November 1985), and it was his second consecutive win. He held the yellow jersey from beginning to end, despite an incident three days before the end of the race. Frantz had a mechanical failure between Metz and Charleville and had to finish 100 km of the stage on an undersized women’s bicycle, resulting in a loss of 28 minutes. Regardless, Frantz won the tour, with his Alcyon team winning the team trophy and having riders finish in second and third places.