The most important meeting in the world in the calendar year for a cyclist is the Tour de France. All the best professional cyclists in the world are fighting for the chance to wear the yellow jersey, and now sports fans will be able to watch the drama of last year’s event unfold with the latest sports docuseries on Netflix. Tour de France: Unchained. Coming to Netflix in June 2023, here’s all we know so far about Tour de France: Unchained.
in a collaboration between Quadboxand F1: Drive to survive Producer Box to Box Films, Netflix has gone behind the scenes of the 2022 Tour de France for an eight-part docuseries.
With exclusive access to eight of the 22 teams participating in the event, fans will get even more insight into one of the most iconic sporting events of the year. Each episode will have an estimated duration of 45 minutes. Also, when we consider that there are eight episodes and eight teams, it is very likely that each episode will focus on the participation of individual teams.
Dolores Emile, EMEA Manager for Non-Script and Doc Series, had this to say about the series;
“We are very proud to introduce new aspects of the iconic Tour de France. This is a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the stories of its inspiring characters.»
Yann Le Moënner, CEO of ASO, spoke about how proud they are of the partnership with Netflix.
“We are proud of this partnership with Netflix, France Télévisions and the Tour de France teams, which will offer fans a unique immersion behind the scenes. 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 the competitors; in particular, in terms of suffering, pushing their limits and team spirit. This project is part of our overall ambition to make our sport more accessible and reach an even wider audience.»
Finally, Laurent-Eric Le Lay, sports director of France Télévisions, said;
“As a historical partner and broadcaster of the Tour de France, we are delighted to participate in this project that will allow everyone to experience part of the daily life of champions and teams. It adds to what we do every year during the race and we think it will bring an even bigger audience to this beautiful event.”
It has been reported that the series has been produced for a total of 8 million euros, with a production cost of 1 million euros for each episode. Netflix also reportedly paid €1 million to the parties involved. ASO, the organizer of the Tour de France, and the broadcaster France Televisions pocketed €250,000 each. The remaining €500,000 was divided among the eight teams participating in the series, earning them €62,000 each.
When is the Netflix release date?
Netflix has yet to announce an exact release date, but we hope to hear more about a June 2023 release date soon.
A trailer for the series was released earlier this year at Mobile World Congress.
The Netflix documentary of the Tour de France is here! Well, a trailer for the series is, at least. Watch a clip of the action here
(📹 Mobile World Congress) pic.twitter.com/dFXuVchl3p
– Cycling News (@Cyclingnewsfeed) March 1, 2023
What teams will appear in the docuseries?
It has been reported that we will see the following eight teams in action;
- AG2R Citroen Team
- BORA hansgrohe
- EF Education-EasyPost
- Groupama-FDJ Cycling Team
- Ineos Grenadiers
- Jumbo-Visma equipment and
- Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Kit
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