Tour de France: Unchained Season 2 – The 2023 Tour De France & Beyond

As the world’s oldest and most prestigious cycling race, the Tour de France has always been a battleground for the best in the sport. The 2023 edition added another chapter to this grueling, yet enticingly beautiful race. Netflix’s docuseries ‘Tour de France’ takes us on the journey of the Danish Cyclist, Jonas Vingegaard, and his attempt to triumph over all odds in the 2023 Tour de France.

Tour de France: Unchained
Tour de France: Unchained

Vingegaard, hailing from team Jumbo-Visma, is a name synonymous with elite cycling. Having won it all, the definitive test was set to be the 2023 Tour de France. Standing as one of the world’s best climbers, he was set to compete against several cyclists eager to dethrone him, notably, Tadej Pogačar, Tom Piocock, and leaders of various other teams.

The series does not shy away from the sombre realities of the sport, starting off with a reminder of the tragic death of cyclist Gino Mäder during the Tour de Suiza. However, the narrative promptly shifts gears, taking us to the commencement of the 2023 Tour in Bilbao, Spain on July 1st, promising an intense ride through 21 stages leading up to the final spectacle in Paris on July 23rd.

Whether Vingegaard could reinstate his title and win the Tour consecutively was the question on everyone’s mind.

‘Cycling is passion’ is often said, but the Tour de France elevates it to a whole new level. The teams invest heavily in leading riders, bringing both risk and unwavering emotion to a sport characterized by extraordinary physical endurance. ‘Tour de France’ brilliantly captures this in its documentary, following cyclists during the 2023 Tour De France. In true Netflix style, the series delves into every narrative possible, offering perspectives from team heads, riders, families and most importantly, the cyclists themselves.

It’s not just about the torturous mountain stages or the thrilling time trials, ‘Tour de France’ reveals the secrets behind the athletes’ grueling preparation and their lives beyond cycling. The 8-episode docuseries manages, with the support of the athletes, to present an absolute must-watch for all sports enthusiasts.

The 2023 Tour De France is a story about passion, endurance, and the will to win. Netflix’s ‘Tour de France’ isn’t just about the race; it’s about the people, the emotion, and the relentless pursuit of excellence, which makes it a captivating watch for all.

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Liv Altman
Liv Altman
Liv Altman is a journalist. She is a film critic based in Texas.
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