TOURS MÉTROPOLE VAL DE LOIRE, MAJOR PARTNER
Tours Métropole Val de Loire has supported this great classic since 2004. Paris-Tours, a popular race in which the stars of the peloton go head to head in a spectacular finale through the vineyards of Touraine to be the first to cross an iconic finish line, is an integral part of the DNA of our metropolis. Furthermore, it is a concrete symbol that, like Paris-Nice, connects territories and embodies the commitment to sport, the fight to push one's limits and sharing emotions with as many people as possible. Through this enduring partnership, Tours Métropole Val de Loire is part of a national and international sports event which, despite the current health situation, remains one of the major celebrations shared between our region and the people who call it their home.
LCL, OFFICIAL PARTNER
LCL is faithful to its commitment to cycling and has been present in the Tour de France since 1981. LCL reinforces its presence throughout the year thanks to internationally renowned cycling races including: Paris–Nice, Paris–Roubaix, Critérium du Dauphiné, Tour de France and Paris–Tours.
ADECCO, OFFICIAL PARTNER
On any given day, The ADECCO Group – global leader for employment solutions – connects over one million people across 60 countries with job opportunities. In France, through our historical subsidiary ADECCO, we help companies meet their HR needs and talented people find fulfilling employment, be it temporary or permanent. Since 2018 Adecco is proud to be the Official recruiter of the Tour de France, employing the iconic “équipiers” who make it a great success every year. Beyond the Tour de France, ADECCO is also partner of four other international-outreached competitions, including Paris-Tours.
NTT, OFFICIAL PARTNER
NTT believes that a connected race is a more exciting race. As Official Technology partner of Amaury Sport Organisation, NTT shapes the future of fan engagement, delivers deeper data insights through intelligent technology, and transforms the business of pro cycling through innovation and partnership. A new generation of fans and followers of the race get a closer view of the action through live rider tracking, television graphics, and predictive data on social media and mobile screens around the world. Intelligent technology and data hold the key to transforming your business. Together we do great things.
ŠKODA, OFFICIAL CAR
Always striving to support activities on two wheels, ŠKODA became the official sponsor of major global cycling events including two Grand Tours – the Tour de France and La Vuelta a España – both of which have the "sprinter's" Green Jersey sponsored by the automaker. Other renowned ŠKODA-supported events include L’Etape du Tour, Paris-Roubaix, Liège-Bastogne-Liège, La Flèche Wallonne, Paris-Nice or Critérium du Dauphiné. Besides high-profile road races, ŠKODA has been organizing and endorsing local and community cycling events, ranging from amateur to semi-pro and launching initiatives dedicated to the improvement of safety and the bettering of relations among all traffic participants.
NAMEDSPORT>, OFFICIAL PARTNER
NAMEDSPORT> is a leading Italian sport nutrition brand. Founded in 2014, born from the experience of 30 years in the healthcare & pharmaceutical industry.
The company combines scientific know-how with the strong passion for sports.
From “weekend warriors” to elite athletes, NAMEDSPORT>’s goal is to serve a broad range of consumer with scientifically formulated supplements, based on the unique concept of applying the principles of Natural Medicine to the Sport Nutrition category.
No matter how fast you are, how often you train, what your goal is to practice any sports activity, you need to be healthy and prepared. We support you by providing products with all the nutrients you need before, during and after your workout on your way to your goal.
AG2R LA MONDIALE, OFFICIAL PARTNER
Insurance, health, savings, retirement: AG2R La Mondiale is a leading group in the personal insurance field. We offer all of our 15 million clients tailor-made innovative solutions to safeguard their income, protect their health and cover them in the event of life accidents. Our presence in all major cities, our commercial network and regional management structure mean that our clients can be assured of local attention wherever they are in the country. A partnership company with a joint and mutual governance structure, we have developed a unique social protection model which combines solidarity and performance. This unique approach to our profession has encouraged us to be involved in cycling for the last 23 years to promote our values and to support health care by favouring physical exercise with our program Vivons Vélo.
SHIMANO, OFFICIAL PARTNER
Shimano’s origins began in 1921 when Shimano Iron Works, the predecessor of Shimano Inc., was established by Shozaburo Shimano in Sakai city, Osaka, Japan. The first product was the bicycle freewheel, which, at that time, required the highest level of bicycle technology to produce.
By the 1950s the company was producing products such as external speed changers and internal speed changers (3-speed hub). The success of these products led to Shimano’s first overseas sales office, Shimano American Corporation (currently Shimano North America Holding, Inc.) in 1965, followed by Shimano Europe in 1973. The first overseas manufacturing base, Shimano Singapore Pte. Ltd., also opened in the same year.
In 1991, the company name became Shimano Inc. Its headquarters remain in Sakai, the city of Shimano’s birthplace. Shimano is dedicated to helping its customers get closer to nature, supporting people to realize their dreams and create new lifestyles. That comes with the desire to create outstanding cycling products and apparel.
Shimano Inc. has a wide range of functions, including planning, development, design, manufacturing, and various other support functions for supplying bicycle components as well as fishing tackle and rowing equipment.
Shimano Europe acts as the 'eyes, ears and mouth' of the global Team Shimano in Europe. Its mission is to be an excellent supplier and a valuable partner for all customers in its European markets and to create consumer demand for Shimano and Shimano-owned products.
With 100 years’ experience in creating internationally renowned bicycle components, Shimano is proud to have developed products that continue to take countless athletes to victory and provide the means for limitless global bicycle journeys.
Visit http://cycle.shimano-eu.com for more information.
TISSOT, OFFICIAL TIMEKEEPER
The Swiss cross within the TISSOT logo symbolises the Swiss quality and reliability Tissot has shown since 1853.
The watches, sold all over the world, enable Tissot to be the leader in the traditional Swiss watch industry, exporting more than 4 million watches every year. TISSOT stands by its signature, Innovators by Tradition. The high quality of the brand with every component is recognised worldwide. TISSOT has been named Official Timekeeper and Partner of many global events such as basketball with the NBA and FIBA; cycling with the Tour de France and the UCI World Cycling Championships; motor sports with MotoGPTM and the FIM World Superbike Championship; and many more in ice hockey, fencing and rugby.
Flagship products include: Tissot T-Touch (the first tactile watch, created in 1999). Tissot Le Locle, a timeless, classic, automatic watch with 80 hours of power reserve. Tissot T-Race, "the sporty design".