Great animator of the first week of the Tour de France, Wout van Aert often walks in the protocol area of the Tour de France with an astonishing box attached to the cap.
Green jersey, yellow jersey, stage victories, Wout van Aert squatted the podiums during the first week of the Tour de France. And the finest eyes will perhaps have observed that the Belgian, in the ceremonial zone, walks regularly with a funny box hanging from his cap.
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What is it about ? Quite simply a device intended to record the conversations of the rider of the Jumbo-Visma. “It’s a microphone, so ‘they’ can know the questions you ask me,” Van Aert told a Belgian TV channel. By “they,” Van Aert means the Netflix teams, which are producing a documentary on the Tour de Francedirected by the production company behind “Drive to Survive”, the hit F1 series.
“We are followed from withinexplained the green jersey of the Tour. Netflix wants to know what I say after the steps. It’s quite practical for me because like that, it doesn’t drag in my paws. »
Netflix is filming a series on cycling and they are currently at tdf. We can say that they were served by Van Aert. The small box behind his head is a microphone. He has made almost all the podiums since the beginning. pic.twitter.com/BuUgFdtNkt
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No Pogacar for Netflix
The arrival of Netflix in the peloton will allow us to know a little more behind the scenes of the Grande Boucle. The Jumbo-Visma is therefore part of the teams followed by the cameras of the streaming platform, just like the Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl. Groupama-FDJ of David Gaudu and Thibaut Pinot is also playing the game, but with some reluctance. ” We are going to play the game, without forgetting that we are here to race first and foremost”, had explained Marc Madiot.
On the other hand, in the manner of Ferrari and Mercedes, which had initially refused the cameras of Netflix in F1, the team UAE-Team Emirates of Tadej Pogacar refused to take part in the documentary. “We have a good balance at the moment with the staff and the riders, everyone is super happy and motivated. Sometimes introducing something new can be dangerous”had justified the director of operations of the yellow jersey team, Andrea Agostini.
Big rumor of scandal on the Tour https://t.co/5AwnCkROk7
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