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LCL has been on the roads of France for 28 years.
It rewards the leader in the overall rankings of the multi-stage events A.S.O. organises in France.
In 2009 LCL is celebrating its 22nd year of sponsoring the Tour de France Yellow Jersey and strengthening its year-round presence in world-class cycling events:
Antargaz, official sponsor of the Tour de France, is happy to become a Paris-Nice sponsor.
Antargaz's local presence makes it a natural Paris-Nice sponsor: all the towns the race passes through are the company's current or potential clients. The opening up of the natural gas market gives Antargaz an opportunity to bring gas through its network to hundreds of towns Paris-Nice will cross in 2009.
Antargaz, which has been active in France for over 70 years, is a subsidiary of UGI, the world's fourth leading propane and butane distribution group.
Antargaz, much more than energy.
Eco-Emballages, which companies and government officials set up in 1992 as part of manufacturers' broader responsibilities, organises and supports the sorting, collecting and recycling of discarded household packaging materials.
Today, thanks to the shared commitment of businesses, towns, citizens and recycling professionals, over 60% of household packaging materials are recycled in France. Eco-Emballages' main missions are to work with companies on reducing packaging, designing more ecological packaging, funding selective collecting and helping to make it more effective, informing the general public and promoting the recycling of packaging materials.
Eco-Emballages is a government-approved ecological organisation to which 50,000 companies contribute funding (approximately 0.6 euro cent per package). Over 90% is ploughed back into towns to help them pay for selective collecting. The Green Dot symbolising that commitment is on 95% of consumer products.
Alden, Europe's leader in high-tech solutions for camper van and mobile applications, is continuously developing new products.
Its team's creativity has earned the company a Grand Prize of Innovation. Alden offers all the solutions for satellite television and/or Internet reception by camper van users and professionals on the go. Renewable energy for mobile applications is another facet of Alden's products.
To find out more go to: www.alden.fr.
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MBK cycles, today distributed by EXTENS, ranks among the market leaders, especially on the network of specialised retailers, with an annual volume of approximately 56,000 bikes.
Driven by a passion for cycling and competition, MBK cycles has continuously equipped and sponsored many professional teams in every cycling discipline for 30 years. MBK cycles will always continue developing products and innovating to satisfy its customers in every product segment.
Development focuses on five main areas: quality, safety, performance, comfort and design.
MBK cycles uses the latest technologies and keeps investing in new projects so that you get as much enjoyment out of your bike as possible. Our 2009 range will undoubtedly meet your expectations.
To guarantee iron-clad reliability, every MBK cycles product is not only tested in labs to comply with European standards, but also by our teams on the road: we think competition is the best testing ground there is. Lastly, we wouldn't be where we are now without our network of retailers, the brand's veritable ambassadors, who are always available everywhere in France. Quality is our motto and our pride at MBK cycles.
Our bikes' accumulated performances are the proof of a fierce desire to keep the spirit true and the emotion pure and to restore cycling's lustre.
Cyril DESSEL, Sébastien HINAULT, Alexandr PLIUSCHIN © pressesports / MANTEY
In 2008 Ag2r La Mondiale became a major health, life, casualty and asset insurance player in France. The company's commitment to cycling has given it an outstanding opportunity to combine visibility and values.
In 2008 Ag2r La Mondiale was successful as an official sponsor of the Tour de France and all the races organised by A.S.O. before deciding to breathe new life into the dynamic, effective collaboration that has been under way with AG2R Prévoyance since 2003.
The goals of that commitment are to give the group a dynamic image and make its values and offer better known in the areas of retirement, savings and all the health and casualty insurance products that contribute to individual well-being.
The sponsorship is shown by putting the Ag2r La Mondiale logo on the three "information" motorcycles, which send out sports news, and the three "regulating" motorcycles, which regulate vehicular traffic, at the Tour de France and all the season's other major races A.S.O. organises.
Performance, courage, overachievement, precision and success are values the cycling world and watchmaker Festina share.
No wonder Festina has been investing in the greatest races, like the Tour de France, for 16 years.
This year Festina will again be the Paris-Nice official timekeeper. That strong, long-lasting partnership will again allow Festina to help write new pages full of joy, disappointment and all the other intense emotions that forge the myth and beauty of cycling.
With Festina, let's share the excitement of cycling.
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Nike, the world's leading sporting goods manufacturer, wants to provide all athletes with high-tech products to help them improve their performances.
Those breakthroughs are the outcome of working closely with some of the world's top athletes, including Ronaldinho, Michael Jordan, Tony Parker, Roger Federer, Maria Sharapova and Tiger Woods.
In cycling, NIKE has teamed up with such prestigious events as the Paris-Nice, Tour de France and Critérium International.
Nike supplies the Bouygues Telecom team and some riders, including Thomas Voeckler, Laurent Lefèvre and Pierre Rolland, with non-racing gear.
Vision Plus: more than an optician
With over 350 outlets throughout France, Vision Plus helps people look and feel better by offering them a wide range of light, natural eyeglass frames, comfortable, soothing lenses, reassuring service and guarantees, simple offers, low prices, personalised advice, etc. Vision Plus has also been an official Tour de France supplier since 2007.
To find out the address of your nearest Vision Plus optician, go to www.vision-plus.fr.
Our brand has already made over 100 years of automobile history:
For six years Skoda has been an official sponsor of the Tour de France and other bicycle races A.S.O. organises.
Our commitment to many other races is growing. Sponsoring those events lets our brand put over 300 Skoda cars on the road in the colours of various cycling races and to involve all the local dealers and garages.
Skoda Fabia, Skoda Roomster, Skoda Octavia and Skoda Superb help organisers and teams guarantee roadside spectators perfect viewing conditions.
For more information go to www.skoda.fr.