Netflix orders Tour de France docuseries
March 31, 2022
Netflix is partnering with ASO for a documentary series on the 2022 Tour de France Cycle race. In partnership with France Télévisions and produced by Quadbox, the series will follow the journey of eight teams participating in the famous bike race.
The eight-episode documentary will take on all actors of the Tour de France, from cyclists to team managers, in an effort to understand the many stakes of a race that has become a true international icon, broadcast across 190 regions. A behind the scenes look at eight prestigious teams – AG2R Citroen Team, Alpesin-Fenix, Bora-Hansgrohe, EF Education-EasyPost, Groupma-FDJ Cycling Team, Ineos Grenadiers, Team Jumbo-Visma, Team Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl – From the preparation stage to the finish line will be unveiled.
Filming will take place from now to July 2022 for release on Netflix earlyin 2023. In addition, France Télévisions will broadcast a one-hour documentary a few days before the start of the Tour de France 2023.
“We are very proud to unveil new facets of the iconic Tour de France. This is a unique opportunity to dive into the stories of its inspiring characters,” says Dolores mile, Manager of EMEA Unscripted & Doc Series (France) at Netflix!
“We are proud of this partnership with Netflix, France Television and the Tour de France teams, which will offer fans an unparalleled immersion behind the scenes,” added Yann Le Moener, Director General of ASO, who participated in the Tour event. Through the narrative approach, which is additive to the competition itself, the public will be able to explore how the Tour de France represents the ultimate challenge for the competitors – especially in terms of suffering, their limitations and team spirit. Going forward. This project is part of our overall ambition to make our sport more accessible and meet a wider audience.”
Laurent-Eric Le Lay, Sports Director at France Télévisions, commented: “As the historic partner and broadcaster of the Tour de France, we are delighted to participate in this project which will allow everyone to experience part of the daily life of champions and teams. It is additive to what we do every year during the race and we believe that it will attract an even larger audience to this beautiful event.”