Netflix is working on a documentary series about the 2022 Tour de France bicycle race with A.S.O., a sports event organizer. The series will cover the adventure of eight teams competing in the world’s most difficult cycle race, with France Télévisions’ participation and production by Quadbox.
The eight-part documentary will focus on all aspects of the Tour de France, from cyclists to team managers, in order to better comprehend the many stakes involved in a race that has become a genuine global symbol, aired in 190 countries. A behind-the-scenes look at eight renowned teams — AG2R Citroen Team, Team Quick-Step Alpha VinylAlpecin-Fenix, BORA-Hansgrohe, EF Education-EasyPost, Groupama-FDJ cycling Team, Ineos Grenadiers, Team Jumbo-Visma, — will be revealed, from the planning stages until the race.
Filming will take place from March to July 2022, with a first-quarter 2023 Netflix release planned. In addition, a few days before the Tour de France 2023 begins, France Télévisions will air an hour-long documentary.
The 2,068-mile Tour begins on July 1 in Denmark, with teams competing for the yellow shirt over punishing hill and mountain stages before finishing on July 24 in Paris.
“We are thrilled of this relationship with Netflix, France Télévisions, and the Tour de France teams, which will offer fans a unique immersion behind the scenes,” says Yann Le Monner, Director Général of A.S.O., which participates in the Tour’s organization. The audience will be able to learn how the Tour de France represents the ultimate challenge for the participants — in terms of hardship, pushing their boundaries, and team spirit — through a narrative approach that is complementary to the sport itself. This endeavor is part of our larger goal of making our sport more accessible to a broader audience.”