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by Mark Zalewski
November 22, 2016
In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: WADA Foundation Board approves recommendations, re-elects president; IOC proposes WADA code amendment banning serious offences; Wiggins talks future plans in odd interviews at Ghent Six Day; Grassroots racing on the UCI Continental Tours; Cancellara inducted into Laureus Academy; How Luke Rowe spends the off-season; Mathew Hayman given special edition bike for Roubaix win; Behind the scenes of NBC’s Tour de France coverage; Mathieu van der Poel rode home after cancelled Koksijde; Wout van Aert fits in a sand skills section; Amateur riding the Tour de France ahead of the pros; Michele Scarponi’s off-season training partner; Cavendish shows off his dance moves.
It takes a lot to produce the video images of a cycling race, and multiply that by a factor of one thousand for the Tour de France.
Paul Sherwin narrates a look on the other side of the camera at how NBC produces its coverage of the Tour de France. From a crew of 75 producers, technicians, talent and even its own mobile catering crew, the task of producing the live and recap shows is immense.
Putting all of this on wheels and following the race around France and Europe, including through the narrow mountain roads of the Alps and Pyrenees, is a huge task.
It also shows the custom two-level studio truck that was purpose-built for the NBC broadcast team.
Click through to watch the feature on NBC Sports.