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by Shane Stokes
June 27, 2017
In today’s Daily News Digest: Cavendish and Cummings confirmed for Team Dimension Data’s Tour de France squad; Cannondale-Drapac confirms Tour de France line-up; Backup for Quintana and Valverde confirmed by Movistar; Fuglsang and Aru lead Astana at Tour de France; Bardet’s Ag2r teammates finalized for Tour; Bouhanni leads Cofidis in 2017 Tour de France; Izagirre and Colbrelli heading Bahrain-Merida’s Tour lineup; Meintjes aiming higher after strong Tour performance in 2016; Cookson ‘angered’ by draft report into British Cycling; Hosking extends with Alé Cipollini for 2018, will return full-time to Europe; Warbasse writes about long journey to first professional win; Orica-Scott chef subject of Amazon Tour de France documentary; Canyon receives Red Dot Design Team of the Year award; Video: Movistar reveals its Tour de France nine; Video: McLaughlin wins Donegal Atlantic Way Ultra Race
Orica-Scott chef Hannah Grant and her work with the team will be the subject of an Amazon documentary series during the Tour de France. Grant, who wrote The Grand Tour Cookbook, will be followed on the race by the makers of the as-yet unnamed documentary, which will be screened on Amazon Prime.
The series promises a behind the scenes look at Grant’s work and, most likely, at the team itself.
“It’s a rare gift to find a powerful new story angle into a world and event as big as the Tour de France. It’s the unprecedented intersection of sports, travel, and food,” said Executive Producer Christof Bove. “Our goal is to give Amazon’s global audiences an all-access look into the mechanics and passion of this monolithic sporting event. Hannah is part of the vanguard of next generation cooking. She brings with her attitude and insight equal to this world of performance excellence. To survive the Tour, you simply have to be the best of the best.”
Conrad Riggs, Head of Unscripted at Amazon Originals, is similarly enthusiastic about the angle. “Hannah Grant is a world-class chef who has dedicated her career to fuelling some of the world’s most incredible athletes, operating under impossible conditions to create cuisine that is gourmet and that also fuels performance.
“We are thrilled to give Amazon Prime members an inside look at the organized chaos behind one of the world’s most prestigious and intense sporting events, in which Grant and her team thrive.”
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