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:
Tadej Pogačar, UAE Team Emirates (24 years old, Slovenia)
Tom Pidcock, Ineos Grenadiers (23 years old, UK)
Stefan Bissegger, EF Education–EasyPost (24 years old, Switzerland)
Yves Lampaert, Soudal–Quick-Step (32 years old, Belgium)
Rigoberto Urán, EF Education–EasyPost (36 years old, Colombia)
Christophe Laporte, Team Jumbo–Visma (30 years old, France)
Ben O’Connor, AG2R Citroën Team (27 years old, Australia)
Bob Jungels, AG2R Citroën Team (30 years old, Luxembourg)
Neilson Powless, EF Education–EasyPost (26 years old, USA)
Jasper Philipsen, Alpecin–Deceuninck (25 years old, Belgium)
David Gaudu, Groupama–FDJ (26 years old, France)
Chris Froome, Israel–Premier Tech (38 years old, Kenya-UK)
Mathieu van der Poel, Alpecin–Deceuninck (28 years old, Netherlands)
Florian Senechal, Soudal–Quick-Step (29 years old, France)
Tiesj Benoot, Team Jumbo–Visma (29 years old, Belgium)
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
Yves Lampaert’s win of Stage 1 in Copenhagen, as seen in episode one
Wout Van Aert’s win in Calais, as seen in episode two
Tadej Pogačar’s win at the Super Planche des Belles Filles, as seen in episode three
Bob Jungels’s victory at Chatel, as seen in episode three
Tom Pidcock’s win at the Alpe d’Huez on Bastille Day, as seen in episode five
Jasper Philipsen’s winning sprint, as seen in episode six
David Gaudu’s battle with Geraint Thomas, as seen in episode seven
Tadej Pogačar’s win in Peyragudes, as seen in episode eight
Wout van Aert’s win on stage 20, as seen in episode eight
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.
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.