A film by Thierry de Lestrade and Sylvie Gilman

DOCUMENTARY / 70' / FRANCE 2 / 2014


Former editor-in-chief of Le Monde, Éric Fottorino had the crazy idea of organizing a Birthday Tour to coincide with the 100th edition of the Tour de France. Around 20 passionate young cyclists headed off to follow the exact same route as the most popular cycling race in the world and to reestablish a connection with the values of cycling – pushing oneself to one’s limits, embracing people of diverse origins and respect for human adventure.


Directing : Thierry de Lestrade, Sylvie Gilman
Photography : Thierry de Lestrade
Editing : Guillaume Quignard
Sound Recording : Yves Grasso, David Sicot
Original Score : Stéphane Lopez
Colour Grading : Olivier Cohen
Mix : Matthieu Cochin
Production : What’s Up Films
Partners :

With the participation of France 2