Netflix has today unveiled the official trailer for its upcoming Tour de France docuseries, entitled Tour de France: Unchained.
Spanning eight 45-minute episodes, the series will be released in full on June 8, roughly three weeks before the 2023 edition of the Tour de France begins in Bilbao, Spain, on July 1.
The show’s opening season tells the story of the 2022 edition of “the world’s most gruelling bike race”, won by Jonas Vingegaard in a thrilling head-to-head battle with defending champion Tadej Pogačar.
Eight teams are expected to feature in the series after a dedicated film crew followed each squad before and throughout the 2022 Tour. With another film crew reportedly following the race overall, a total of 70 individuals from the Netflix production were granted accreditation for last year’s Tour.
The docuseries is a collaboration between Tour de France owners ASO and Netflix and was first announced in March 2022. It is being produced by Quadbox, a collaboration between Quad and Box to Box Films, the latter being the production company behind Netflix’s popular Formula 1 series, Drive to Survive.
An early trailer for Tour de France: Unchained was screened at a conference in Barcelona in late February and was subsequently shared online. It promised an exciting, high-energy look at the world’s biggest bike race, with a focus on the characters that defined the event:
The official trailer, released today, shows behind the scenes access of riders and staff, interviews with larger than life characters such as Groupama-FDJ boss Marc Madiot and plenty of in-race footage.