1. Pan of Police and Gendarmerie officials standing up as Interior Minister arrives
2. Wide of Bernard Cazeneuve walking onto podium
3. SOUNDBITE (French) Bernard Cazeneuve, French Interior Minister:
"In the context of a high level threat, the Interior Ministry will deploy, this year, exceptional means. I can announce that at least 23,000 policemen and Gendarmes will be present on the side of the road this year to guarantee the security of the Tour de France. We are currently assessing the need for a larger involvement of our security forces."
4. Cazeneuve listening to questions
5. SOUNDBITE (French) Bernard Cazeneuve, French Interior Minister:
"50 motorcyclists from the Garde Républicaine will continue this year to escort the Tour de France whilst 12 policemen will accompany the cyclists for the whole duration of the race. Moreover, this year and for the first time, I have asked the GIGN (SWAT-like intervention squad) to follow the Tour de France through to the end of the event and stand ready to intervene at any moment if it proved necessary."
6. Close of police official
7. Close of shoulder pad with rank
8. SOUNDBITE (French) Bernard Cazeneuve, French Interior Minister
"We are preparing for the Euro 2016 in a similar way and this is the reason why, after having observed a number of unfortunate mistakes within the security apparatus in place at the Stade de France last Saturday for the Coupe de France Final, I summoned the organizers on Sunday in order to examine the measures that needed to be implemented to correct them. I will not accept failure."
9. President of Tour de France organization, Christian Prudhomme, walking onto stage
10. SOUNDBITE (French) Christian Prudhomme, President of Amaury Sport Organisation
"Security is our priority – I might say the Tour de France organizers' number one priority. Security of the participants, security of the fans along the roads of the Tour de France."
11. Various of Cazeneuve and Prudhomme with police and Gendarmerie officials