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Netflix’s ‘Tour de France: Unchained’ comes to life on Strava

With the release of Netflix’s Tour de France: Unchained, the latest of the streaming platform’s binge-worthy sports focused docuseries, Strava has revealed how to get closer to the main characters and follow the action this summer.

Home to 80% of the Tour de France riders, Strava, the leading platform at the centre of connected fitness, offers viewers a front row seat of the action – from the pivotal moments of the 2022 Tour, to the key characters’ training schedules and the upcoming 2023 race.  

Key “Tour de France: Unchained” Characters to Follow on Strava 

Strava has revealed the profiles to follow on the app while watching Tour de France: Unchained, including two time Tour winner, Tadej Pogačar, and leading British hopeful, Tom Pidcock, amongst others:

From the most challenging climbs in the French Alps, to perilous races through the cobblestones of rural villages, viewers can follow the hunt for the prestigious yellow jersey via the key cyclists’ activities on Strava.

Key  “Tour de France: Unchained” Moments Tracked on Strava

In preparation for the 2022 edition of the Tour, as seen in the docuseries, pro cyclists recorded, on average, over 400 hours of individual training hours, with some riders committing over 30 hours each week of training on the bike – surpassing 1,000km per week. Data from Strava also showed that the total elevation gained by the pro riders during their training in 2022 was over 180,000 metres – the equivalent of climbing Mt Everest over twenty times.

For those who want to know more about Strava and get ready for the 2023 Tour de France, here are 10 things you might not know about the app, which you can join for free today. 

In March 2022, Strava announced a three-year partnership with the Tour de France and the Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift. This partnership recognises Strava as the Official Ride Partner and brings together the world’s largest sports community with the world’s most iconic cycling event. 

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