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Sport Tour de France: France Télévisions plans to leave its commentators in Paris

22:40  01 august  2020
22:40  01 august  2020 Source:   lejdd.fr

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Confronté à des contraintes sanitaires inédites, France Télévisions devrait modifier son dispositif sur le Tour de France. © AFP

Faced with unprecedented health constraints, France Télévisions should modify its system for the Tour de France.

The edition of the Tour de France 2020 will definitely be very special. Already postponed to the end of the month (from August 29 to September 20), the Grande Boucle will be organized under very strict sanitary conditions. After long discussions with ASO, the organizer of the Tour, France Télévisions decided to review its technical device: "We are heading towards a plan B, with the commentators in Paris", explains to JDD Laurent-Eric Le Lay, the director des sports de France Télés. The quartet of commentators, composed of Alexandre Pasteur, Laurent Jalabert, Marion Rousse and Franck Ferrand, will therefore remain in the studio, far from the Tour route.

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The "Vélo Club" also remains at the quay

Le Vélo Club, the magazine distributed after each stage, should also be filmed in Paris, and no longer at the finish line. The rest of the system does not change for France Télévisions: Thierry Adam and Thomas Voeckler will be as close as possible to the race on the two motorcycles of the group, and the interviews of the riders will be provided on site at the start and finish of the race by Rodolphe Gaudin and Nicolas Geay, in compliance with physical distancing measures. Despite this unusual protocol, the sports boss of France Teles says he is "confident about the audiences" of the group during the Tour.

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