‘We’re thinking about it’ – drone filming might be used at the Tour de France this year

March 11, 2024

The broadcast directors of the Tour de France are considering using drones to capture the race for television audiences this summer.

The technology was used for the first time in a WorldTour event at Paris-Nice last week, where remote-controlled cameras followed the riders at over 60km/h in the team time trial.

Following its success, drone use will now be discussed with the stakeholders of the Tour de France, according to Anthony Forestier, broadcast director at France Télévisions, the company responsible for the Grand Tour’s feed. CW