May be a bit late for the thread, but another old French movie (thirties) is "Pour le maillot jaune" which has a quite unpalatable plot about a cycling star, love, crime, and some nice footage of TdF racing.
I guess the only time this thing was screened in Europe was when a TV channel was absolutely desperate to fill a TdF night with something not
too expensive about ten years ago. Proves the point that a bad fim remains a bad film, even if it´s set in the TdF millieu.
Regards, Toni Theilmeier, Belm, Germany.
P.S.: I have an old videotape of it somewhere but even if I found it again, and could find the equipment to copy it, it wouldn´t work on US