Le Tour de France is always a highlight on the cycling calendar with preparations and planning always underway. This iconic French cycling event that takes place annually throughout France is the subject of the comedy film Tour de Force.
“Like millions of others worldwide, 40 year old Francois Nouel (Clovis Cornillac) is a Tour de France fan. He has incomparable knowledge about everything to do with the race. He spends as much time as he can on his bike to escape from a disappointing everyday existence. At work he’s restricted to bicycle displays and things at home are no better: his son thinks he’s a loser and his wife berates him for being a coward. So when his wife discovers, on the eve of his holidays, that he’s been volunteered to work on the Tour it’s too much. She tells him she wants a divorce and leaves with his son.”