'We're thinking about it' - drone filming might be used at the Tour de France this year

France Télévisions to discuss drone broadcasts with Tour stakeholders

A helicopter over the peloton at the Tour de France
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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

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Tom Davidson
Senior News Writer

Tom joined Cycling Weekly as a news and features writer in the summer of 2022, having previously contributed as a freelancer. He is the host of The TT Podcast, which covers both the men's and women's pelotons and has featured a number of prominent British riders. 

An enthusiastic cyclist himself, Tom likes it most when the road goes uphill and actively seeks out double-figure gradients on his rides. 

He's also fluent in French and Spanish and holds a master's degree in International Journalism.