Next Episode of Tour De Celeb is
Channel 5 today announces a thrilling new four part series, Tour De Celeb, where eight celebrities have just three months to prepare for the toughest physical and mental challenge on TV and in the amateur cycling world, L'Etape du Tour in France. A brutal 146km of endurance cycling through the French Alps, from Megeve to Morzine, L'Etape is the ultimate racing cycling challenge and the third largest participatory event in world sport.Sporting legends, Austin Healey, Darren Gough and Amy Williams will be joined by stars from the world of entertainment and reality, Louie Spence, Lucy Mecklenburgh, Hugo Taylor, Jodie Kidd and Angellica Bell, as they embark on an arduous training s regime to prepare them physically and mentally for the strenuous task ahead. Throughout the series, training will be monitored by top-level coaches who will ensure the riders reach L'Etape start line in the best possible shape. These include Dame Sarah Storey OBE, Britain's most decorated female Paralympian in cycling and swimming and Rob Hayles, the three-time Olympic medallist and double Track World Champion. Joining them is Asker Jeukendrup, an internationally renowned exercise physiologist, sports nutritionist and Ironman tri-athlete.It won't all be hard graft in the saddle. Along the way, there'll be ‘team-bonding' events, including the notorious Tough Mudder challenge, aerial yoga and aqua cycling, as well as innumerable pampering sessions to ease the saddle sores. This will help forge the key relationships and esprit de corps required to take on this challenge of a lifetime. They'll also participate in a number of warm-up events, including the Bostin Peaks cycling sportive and the White Rose Classic, so coaches can assess their progress for when the 8 riders are divided into two teams of 4, for the main event.
Cycling-based reality series. Eight familiar faces prepare to tackle the toughest stage of the Tour de France. With just eight weeks to train for their mountainous 140-kilometre ordeal, the celebs must clock 25 hours in the saddle every single week. But the punishing schedule leads to injury for Jodie Kidd.
Cycling-based reality series. With just six weeks of training left, Olympian Ed Clancy is brought in to teach the celebs how to ride as a mini peloton, before some of the more advanced riders head to the Pyrenees while the others tackle the Surrey Hills Sportive.
Cycling-based reality series. Just four weeks to go and it's all getting very serious. The anxious coaches have laid on extra training in the Exmoor Hills but only Olympian Amy turns up. Lucy is sent to see top sports psychologist Tim Harkness who tries to help her get her over her fear of descending, while Darren has a heart-to-heart with Dame Sarah Storey about his collapse in Andorra.
Cycling-based reality series. Race day arrives and the celebrities join thousands of other riders on the 130km course that pushes them to their limits and beyond. Austin predictably storms off, until he's badly shaken by witnessing a major crash. Jodie and Hugo are dogged by mechanical failures, while Louie and Angellica are quickly find themselves near the back. But which team crosses the line first?
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