French TV: Behind the scenes at the 2010 Tour de France


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- French TV (Direct 8) television personality Cécile de Ménibus, who recently did a report on Paris-area gangs for the program 100% Immersion, this time goes behind the scenes at the 2010 Tour de France.  Tour organizer A.S.O. and France TV gave her full access, though she decided to pass on covering anti-doping controls.  Prior to shooting, de Ménibus considered pro cycling about as interesting as curling; "Why do people spend hours watching the Tour?," she asked herself in approaching the subject.  Since the Tour, she has kept in contact with one rider according to today's L'Equipe:  World Champion Thor Hushovd.  They exchange text messages and she follows his results on the bike.  This program is just under 2 hours in length and starts today at around 20:45 CET (2:45pm U.S. Eastern).  Live feed here.

(Direct 8 live feed)