The Tour: The Legend of the race

(BE, FR)

Short film - Documentary

Finished - Minor

2013 - 2 x 52 min - Sport - FR

Broadcasting date : juin 2013

Director : Jean-Christophe Rosé

Screenplay : Benoît Heimermann, Jean-Christophe Rosé

Producer : Eklektik Productions (BE), Compagnie des Phares & Balises (FR)

Partners : RTBF (BE), France 2 (FR)


The Tour de France is considered one of the world’s most popular sporting events. The Tour has lived through a century of rich history, with ups and downs, triumphs and scandals, continually evolving with the times.

Throughout it all one key characteristic has remained the incredible power of identification the public has with the Tour cyclists, mythical figures that seem accessible and inaccessible at the same time. In order to reflect this human dimension of the Tour, the film tells the story through a selection of its emblematic heroes. Emblematic of the Tour, but also emblematic of an era, embodying in the fi lm their generation: Coppi, Bobet, Anquetil, Poulidor, Merckx, Hinault, Indurain, Armstrong...

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