Cycling's 'Drive to Survive' is coming to Netflix, but will it hit the mark?

As further details emerge, the series has the potential to do for cycling what it has already done for Formula 1

Connor Swift
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When Max Verstappen beat Lewis Hamilton in the final lap of the final Grand Prix of the 2021 Formula 1 season to claim the title, the immediate thought that came to mind was how scintillating the view from behind the scenes and the unpacking of the subsequent fallout would be when the next series of Drive to Survive appeared on our televisions.

The Netflix show has undoubtedly been a boon for the sport, and while not quantifiable, broadcaster ESPN has seen their Formula 1 audience double since  2019, so could cycling be bracing for a similar boom?

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Hi. I'm Cycling Weekly's Weekend Editor. I like writing offbeat features and eating too much bread when working out on the road at bike races.

Before joining Cycling Weekly I worked at The Tab and I've also written for Vice, Time Out, and worked freelance for The Telegraph (I know, but I needed the money at the time so let me live).

I also worked for ITV Cycling between 2011-2018 on their Tour de France and Vuelta a España coverage. Sometimes I'd be helping the producers make the programme and other times I'd be getting the lunches. Just in case you were wondering - Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen had the same ham sandwich every day, it was great.