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The TOUR BABY! 2005 World Tour

Our fave film from the Tour de France – The Tour Baby! – chronicling filmmaker Scott Coady’s amazing journey following the entire Tour de France, began its 2005 world tour in Ghazni, Afghanistan! We’ve got the proof right here…

US troops who are die hard cyclists and big time pro cycling fans serving in Afghanistan have a hard time getting any miles or pro race coverage. (…duh!) But one committed cyclist, Master Sergeant Pat Gleason, is finding ways to get his cycling fix. His wife Jill wrote to The Tour Baby! filmmaker Scott Coady to order a copy of the film for her cycling starved husband. In honor of Master Sergeant Gleason’s service, Scott sent the soldier a free film and the soldier returned this photo of himself and the men of his mortar platoon, 3/116th Infantry Division, stationed in Ghazni, Afghanistan holding the prized film.

Actual de-classified photo of US troops of the 3/116th Infantry displaying prized The Tour Baby! dvd.

The Sergeant Gleason wrote that they are even managing to get some training in on an old stationary bike they have cobbled together.

The Tour Baby! premiered in Boulder, Colorado in February 2004 at a LAF benefit hosted by Davis Phinney. The audience of 900 plus ultra sophisticated cyclist from this Mecca of cycling laughed and cheered non-stop and audiences around the world have been laughing and cheering ever since.

Check out that marquis – The Tour Baby! is ON tour, baby!

World Tour 2005 confirmed show dates include:
April 13, Southern Pines, NC at the Sunrise Theater
April 29 and 30, Silver City, NM at WNMU’s Global Resource Center
May 6, Santa Cruz, CA at the Rio Theater
May 13, Lake Placid, NY at the Lake Placid Center for the Performing Arts
June 5, at the Redondo Beach CA Union High School
June 15, San Antonio, TX at the Bijou at Crossroads
August 14, Redwood City, CA at the Tour de Max

Dates and locations are soon to be announced for the following cities/countries:

Doha/Qatar, Paris/France, Adelaide/Australia, Las Vegas/NV, Chicago/IL, Portland/OR, Santa Fe/NM, Prescott/AZ, Salt Lake City/UT.

Scott Coady has raised over $75,000 toward his pledge of raising $100,000 for the Lance Armstrong Foundation through screenings and sales of The Tour Baby! So now you can help a great cause, and get a cool slice of TDF life like it’s never been presented before.

Get more info on the video, and order your copy at the website:

Read the PEZ-review of the movie here.

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