Tour de France: Unchained
ComposerDan Caplin
Country of originFrance, United Kingdom
Original languagesEnglish, French
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes8
Executive producers
  • Franco Bogino
  • Luca Salvatori
  • Charlie Webb
Running time45 minutes
Production companiesBox to Box Films
Original release
Release8 June 2023 (2023-06-08) –
present (present)

Tour de France: Unchained is a television documentary series that gives a behind-the-scenes look at the major road cycling race the Tour de France.


Released on 8 June 2023, the first season of Tour de France: Unchained, followed the riders and their teams through the 2022 Tour de France. The show attempts to give viewers a behind the scenes look at one of the world's most prestigious cycling races.

The series is produced by the same team from the Netflix series Formula 1: Drive to Survive and follows a similar structure.

The first season featured 8 of the Tour's 22 teams, in 8 episodes lasting around 40 minutes each. One of the biggest stars of the 2022 Tour de France, defending champion Tadej Pogačar did not feature in this series after his team, UAE Team Emirates, opted out of any involvement.[1][2]

It is set to return for a second series following the 2023 Tour de France, after Netflix announced its return for another series.[3][4]


Season 1

Season 1 covers the 2022 Tour de France.

No.TitleOriginal release date
1"The Grand Départ"8 June 2023 (2023-06-08)
2"Welcome to Hell"8 June 2023 (2023-06-08)
3"The Weight of a Nation"8 June 2023 (2023-06-08)
4"Attack, Counter Attack"8 June 2023 (2023-06-08)
5"Breakneck Speed"8 June 2023 (2023-06-08)
6"Plan B"8 June 2023 (2023-06-08)
7"Everything for the Podium"8 June 2023 (2023-06-08)
8"Road to Paris"8 June 2023 (2023-06-08)


While the show generally received positive reviews,[5][6] there has been some criticism from riders about how they have been portrayed by the show.

In particular, Wout van Aert, who rides for Team Jumbo–Visma was unhappy about how he was portrayed during the show,[7] telling Sporza, "It's quite disturbing that there were stories written in the documentary that weren't there. For me, the series is focused on commotion."[8]


  1. ^ Davidson, Tom (27 April 2023). "Everything you need to know about the Netflix series Tour de France: Unchained". Retrieved 16 June 2023.
  2. ^ Davidson, Robyn (9 June 2023). "Netflix's Tour de France Unchained review: An entertaining recap with a Pogačar-shaped hole". Cyclist. Retrieved 16 June 2023.
  3. ^ Adam Becket (23 May 2023). "Netflix Tour de France TV show Unchained set to get second season". Retrieved 16 June 2023.
  4. ^ Moore, Kasey (30 June 2023). "'Tour de France: Unchained' Renewed For Season 2: Coming to Netflix in 2024". What's on Netflix. Retrieved 30 June 2023.
  5. ^ Delingpole, James (21 June 2023). "Netflix has struck gold: Tour de France: Unchained reviewed". The Spectator. Retrieved 24 July 2023.
  6. ^ Farrand, Stephen (8 June 2023). "Tour de France: Unchained review - An addictive and entertaining Netflix series". Retrieved 24 July 2023.
  7. ^ Draper, Kevin (29 June 2023). "Tour de France: Vingegaard vs. Pogacar Is the Race to Watch". The New York Times. Retrieved 24 July 2023.
  8. ^ Hansen, Matt (12 June 2023). "Wout van Aert is not a fan of the new Netflix Tour de France documentary". Canadian Cycling Magazine. Retrieved 16 June 2023.