As part of the system set up by TF1 for the coverage of July 14, Antoine Dupont will be present on board an Alpha Jet with the Patrouille de France. The scrum-half of the French team will fly over the Champs-Elysées.
He will live a unique experience for the national holiday. Antoine Dupont, the scrum half of Stade Toulousain and Les Bleus, will have the chance to fly over the Champs-Elysées with the Patrouille de France this Thursday, July 14. He will be on board an Alpha Jet as part of the system set up by TF1 to cover the ceremony.
Then head to the Tour de France
This year, the parade on foot will be opened on the famous Avenue des Champs-Elysées by the flags of nine invited foreign countries, mostly neighbors of Russia or Ukraine: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Czech Republic , Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria. The traditional military parade honored the countries of Eastern Europe and the French troops deployed in Ukraine as part of NATO.
In total, nearly 6,300 people will appear this year and the show mobilizes 64 planes, a drone, 25 helicopters, 200 horses and 181 motorized vehicles. Several European aircraft will participate in the flypast which will begin with the usual blue-white-red ribbon passage of the Patrouille de France.
Currently on vacation, Antoine Dupont then heads for Castelnau-Magnoac (Hautes-Pyrénées), the village where he grew up and where the Tour de France peloton will leave on July 22 for the 19th stage. According to France Bleu Toulouse, the best player in the world of the year 2021 will be present at the start.