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LCL has been present on all of the roads of France for 27 years.
It rewards all of the winners of all of the other races organised by the Amaury Sport Organisation.
This year LCL is celebrating 21 years of partnerships with the Yellow Jersey.
It is reinforcing its presence both for the Tour de France as well as for the other major races.
Today LCL is the most recognised sponsor.
Its association with A.S.O., which has been renewed until 2008, confirms its position as the company's No.1 partner.
LCL sponsors internationally famous cycling races throughout the year:
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Éco-Emballages is pleased to be environmental partner of the Tour de France and Paris-Nice, associating environmental values with the sports values of these events.
Since 1992, Éco-Emballages has supported local authorities to organise the separate collection of household packaging. As Éco-Emballages wants to ensure the continuity of this gesture beyond households, the “I sort my rubbish here too” operation was launched. This is to help the organisers of general public events which have made the separate collection of refuse a priority of their environmental concerns.
By being associated with the Tour de France and Paris-Nice, Éco-Emballages is reinforcing its communication with regard to the general public and confirming its commitment as an essential player in the environmental sector.
Alden, which is the European leader in high-tech solutions for motor homes and mobile applications, is constantly developing new solutions.
Alden’s team was awarded the Grand Prix for Innovation for its creativity. Alden proposes all of the solutions to receive television and/or internet by satellite, for those in motor homes as well as professional people who are always on the move. Renewable energy for mobile applications represents another feature of Alden’s approach.
To find out more, please consult: www.alden.fr.
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Today, MBK cycles which are distributed by the Extens Company, are leaders in the market for bicycles and more specifically within the network of specialised retail outlets. They sell approximately 56,000 bicycles per year.
MBK cycles are motivated by their passion for bicycles and competitions, and for the last thirty years they have constantly equipped and sponsored many professional teams in all of cycling’s disciplines. MBK cycles still continue to develop products and be innovative to satisfy their clients for all of their product segments.
The development strategies are associated with 5 principal themes: quality, safety, performances, comfort and design.
This is why MBK cycles are constantly using the latest technology and investing in new projects so that your bicycle will be a natural continuation of your happiness. Our 2008 range with without a doubt meet all of your highest expectations.
To guarantee that their bicycles are reliable in any circumstances, all of MBK cycles’ products are tested in laboratories and comply with European standards. They have also been tested in real-life situations by our different teams for many years: in our opinion competitions are the best possible test beds that exist. Finally, we would not have become who we are without our network of distributors, who are the real ambassadors of the brand and are always available throughout France. We believe in the quality of MBK cycles and we are proud of this.
The improved performances of our bicycles are the proof of an irrepressible desire to only keep the true essence and pure emotion of a bicycle and to give it back its letters of nobility.
Results, courage, surpassing oneself, precision and success are values which the world of cycling shares with the Festina watch-making brand.
Therefore, it is natural that for the last 15 years, Festina has invested in the most important races.
Once again this year, Festina will be the official timekeeper for the Tour de France, Paris-Nice and Paris-Roubaix. This is an important long-term partnership which will allow the Festina brand to contribute to writing new pages of history full of joy, disappointment, in short, intense emotions which create the myth and the beauty of cycling.
With Festina, let us share the emotions of cycling.
Our brand already has more than 100 years of automobile history:
For 5 years, Škoda has been an Official Partner of the Tour de France and other cycling races organised by A.S.O. and our commitment is constantly being developed in many other races.
These partnerships allow our brand to put more than 300 Škoda vehicles on the road, which are decorated with the colours of the different cycling races and to involve all of the distributor partners or repairers locally.
Thanks to the Škoda Fabia, the Škoda Roomster, the Škoda Octavia and the Škoda Superb, the organisers and the teams involved can ensure the perfect management of the race’s programme for the spectators at the roadside.
For more information, please consult our website www.skoda.fr.
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Nike, which is the world leader in the field of sports equipment, wants to provide all of those who practice sport with high-technology products to help them to improve their sports’ performances.
These innovations are the result of working closely with some of the world’s best athletes including Ronaldinho, Michael Jordan, Tony Parker, Roger Federer, Maria Sharapova or Tiger Woods.
For cycling, Nike participates in prestigious races such as Paris-Nice, the Tour de France or the Critérium International.
Nike provides the equipment for Bouygues Telecom’s team members when they are not competing and for some cyclists including Thomas Voeckler, Jérôme Pineau, and Anthony Geslin, who benefit from Nike’s most advanced technology through the use of specific equipment.
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Computer Sciences Corporation assists its clients to use information technology and to achieve their objectives, improving the performance of their results.
Thanks to its wide range of skills, CSC provides its clients with tailor-made solutions to manage the complexity of their projects in order to allow them to be able to concentrate on their principal activity, collaborating with their partners and clients, and improving their operational performances.
It is a matter of principle for CSC to understand its clients’ problems and it mobilises its experts, who have a great deal of experience in their professions and in their sectors of activity, to collaborate with their teams.
As CSC is completely independent with regard to suppliers, it therefore provides solutions which best meet each client’s specific needs.
For more than 45 years, its clients, both in the private and public sector, have entrusted CSC to externalise their management and computing processes, as well as to integrate their systems.
Throughout the world, they also show their confidence by approaching CSC’s employees for consultancy missions.
CSC. Experience and results.
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The AG2R and the Mondiale Groups are merging in 2008 to become a major player in social and personal asset protection in France.
What could be more symbolic than to create a joint cycling team, which like any new organisation, has major objectives for the year to come. To be a partner of A.S.O. at the same time proves our desire to promote the values of solidarity, dynamism, innovation and audacity together, which are so important to both of the Groups and to the world of cycling.
Following the success encountered in 2007 by AG2R Prévoyance as an official Partner of the Tour de France for the fifth year in a row, and as a partner for all of the races organised by A.S.O. since 2004, it was very natural that the Mondiale would be associated with this new collaboration.
The objective of this undertaking aims to give both of our Groups a dynamic image, but also to allow our values and our skills to be better known in the field of pensions, savings and all of the life insurance and health products which contribute to people’s well-being.
In particular, this partnership is focused on the branding of 3 “information” motorbikes with the AG2R’s and the Mondiale’s colours, as well as 3 “regulator” motorbikes which will be responsible for recuperating sports information and controlling the flow of race vehicles during the Tour de France and for all of the season’s “major classics races”, which are organised by A.S.O.
More than 300 Vision Plus opticians to see Paris-Nice better.
With more than 300 sales outlets throughout France, the Vision Plus brand will allow you to benefit from all of its experience and skills in glasses and sun glasses.
Our opticians, who are always closer to you, are already official partners of the Tour de France and this year they will provide even more people with their skills and advice, by also becoming an official partner of Paris-Nice.
On this occasion, Vision Plus invites you to exclusively discover its collection of official Tour de France sunglasses in all of its shops.
To find the address of your nearest Vision plus optician, please consult our website: www.vision-plus.fr.