Watchlist – Tour de France: Unchained
An intimate and romantic documentary work dedicated to the timeless wonder of the Grand Boucle
Few events in the world boast the same epic and mystique that surround the Tour de France. Since 1903, the yellow race has been a novel built on tears and fatigue; it is a mad cycling marathon conceived by the brilliant ‘tyrant‘ Henri Desgrange and embraced by legendary athletes. Anecdotes, exploits and failures have made the Tour a timeless celebration of an entire sporting movement and an entire country, painting, generation after generation, a masterpiece that is as tragic as it is romantic.
‘Tour de France: Unchained’ is the Netflix production dedicated to the Grand Boucle and its contemporary heroes. Just weeks before the 110th edition of the world’s toughest cycling stage race, this series allows us to discover the most intimate sides of the long climb to the Champs-Élysées. Stages, individual emotions and the dynamics of each team intertwine, telling us both about the characteristics of the single protagonists and the management difficulties during this huge and complex sports challenge.
The human Red Sea of the Alpe d’Huez, the relationship between Van Aert and Jonas Vingegaard, Geraint Thomas‘s everlasting greatness, the bucolic life of Pinot and the incredible sporting resurrection of Fabio Jakobsen are just a few topics put into rhyme by this exciting series, which rightfully enters our Watchlist.
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Text by Gianmarco Pacione
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