Tadej Pogacar reacts to snatching the 2020 Tour de France from the grip of Primoz Roglic in the time trial to La Planche des Belles Filles (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
Professional cycling may be about to get a high-profile boost with the Telegraph Sport reporting on Thursday that streaming giant Netflix is in discussion with the Tour de France organisers ASO and eight WorldTour teams – including British squad Ineos Grenadiers – for a docu-drama series similar to Formula 1: Drive to Survive set in this year’s Tour. Box to Box Films, who produced the popular series, have reportedly been tapped to create the cycling show.
Drive to Survive focuses less on racing and more on the personalities, politics and interpersonal drama in F1, giving viewers a behind-the-scene view into the sport.
Netflix has already made inroads into pro cycling: it created a 12-part series on the Movistar Team’s 2019 season, The Least Expected Day. Other broadcasters have made behind-the-scenes documentaries in recent years, including Flanders Classics’ "Ronde treasures" films on the Tour of Flanders.
Dutch broadcaster NOS gave Jumbo-Visma a show called Code Yellow following the team through Primož Roglič’s devastating loss to Tadej Pogačar in the 2020 Tour de France. According to the Telegraph , the team will be the subject of another documentary, All or Nothing, which may be streamed on Amazon Video.
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