Netflix is teaming up with sporting event organizer ASO for a documentary series about the 2022 Tour de France cycling race. With participation from France Télévisions and produced by Quadbox, the series will follow the journey of eight teams taking part in the race toughest cyclist in the world.
The eight-part documentary will focus on all those involved in the Tour de France, from cyclists to team leaders, in an attempt to understand the multiple challenges of a race that has become a true international symbol, broadcast in 190 territories. Take a behind-the-scenes look at eight iconic teams — AG2R Citroën Team, Alpecin-Fenix, BORA-hansgrohe, EF Education-EasyPost, Groupama-FDJ cycling Team, Ineos Grenadiers, Team Jumbo-Visma, Team Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl — will be revealed, from the preparation phase for the finish line.
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Filming will take place from March to July 2022 for broadcast on Netflix in the first half of 2023. In addition, France Télévisions will broadcast a one-hour documentary a few days before the start of the Tour de France 2023.
The 2,068-mile Tour begins July 1 in Denmark with teams battling for the yellow jersey through grueling hill and mountain stages before crossing the finish line in Paris on July 24.
Dolores Emile, Manager, EMEA Unscripted & Doc Series (France) at Netflix, said: “We are very proud to unveil new aspects of the iconic Tour de France. It’s a unique opportunity to dive into the stories of its inspiring characters!
Yann Le Moënner, Managing Director of ASO, which helps organize the Tour, adds: “We are proud of this partnership with Netflix, France Télévisions and the Tour de France teams, which will offer fans a unique immersion in the backstage. Through a narrative approach, which is added to the competition itself, the public will be able to discover how the Tour de France represents the ultimate challenge for competitors – particularly in terms of suffering, surpassing oneself and the spirit of team. This project is part of our overall ambition to make our sport more accessible and reach an even wider audience.
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