Netflix unveils new teaser trailer for Tour de France Unchained
June 8th will be the date chosen for the premiere on Netflix of the documentary about the Tour de France 2022, which aims to repeat the success of the acclaimed production about the world of Formula 1 'Drive to Survive'. The publication of a new teaser trailer and the screening of the first chapter at the last Cannes Film Festival give us a preview of what we are going to find.
Tour de France 2022 from the inside on Netflix
Many pages have been written since the well-known streaming content platform announced an agreement with Tour de France organizer ASO to produce an inside-style documentary about the Grande Boucle.
A documentary produced by Quadbox, also creators of 'Drive to Survive', an acclaimed documentary focused on the world of Formula 1, although sources from the network already warn that the world of cycling and cars are very different and the narrative in both sports is very distinct.
The documentary follows the performance of 8 teams throughout the Tour de France: AG2R Citroën, Alpecin-Fenix, Bora-Hansgrohe, EF Education-EasyPost, Groupama-FDJ, Ineos Grenadiers, QuickStep-AlphaVinyl and, despite speculation that they would not appear as they have been making their own documentary for Amazon-Prime also during the Tour, they will appear. It would be very strange to have a production about the Tour de France without the presence of its winner's team.
The first episode of Tour de France Unchained, was previewed a few weeks ago at CanneSeries, a festival dedicated to television associated with the famous Cannes film festival. An episode focused on the QuickStep-AlphaVinyl team in which they talk about the absence of Julian Alaphilippe or Fabio Jakobsen and their successful return to victory lane after their terrifying crash at the Tour of Poland in 2020.
According to one of its producers, the idea was to walk the fine line between documentary and cinema, looking for different characters in the race to tell their stories as if it were a film, as in the case of Fabio, who two years ago almost lost his life and two years later is running his first Tour de France, winning a stage.
Tour de France Unchained has tried to follow as closely as possible the different actors of the race: riders, directors in order to understand the different aspects of the race, showing us from the race itself to the planning of the stages.
Now we only have to wait a little over a month to see the result that will serve as a perfect preview of a 2023 edition that looks exciting, with the unknown of whether Tadej Pogacar can recover in time from the injury suffered during the last Liège-Bastogne-Liège to try to regain the throne taken from him by Jonas Vingegaard who, in turn, will seek to further increase his palmares in the French race.