LCL has been present on all of the roads of France for 28 years.
It rewards the leader in the overall rankings on all stage races organised by A.S.O. 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:
After almost two decades of absence in the roads, Café de Colombia returns to cycling by becoming the major partner of the Tour de l’Avenir and by sponsoring the country’s team, Café de Colombia - Colombia es Pasión.
As of today, more than 500.000 coffee growing families and their effort in making the richest coffee in the world will be present as major supporters of this important and emblematic race.
They will also be represented around the globe by a group of men who will proudly wear in their chests the pride of Colombian Coffee, in a sport which demands great effort and sacrifice.
It is time for the return of Colombia’s cycling team to the podiums where it once stood, and it’s time for Café de Colombia to write history as supporter of authentic champions.
Antargaz, official sponsor of the Tour de France, is happy to become a 2009 Tour de l’Avenir sponsor.
Antargaz’s local presence makes it a natural Tour de l’Avenir 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 and in particular to those that the Tour de l’Avenir will cross from the 5th to the 13th of September 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.
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.
Our brand already has more than 100 years of automobile history:
For 6 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.
Thomas VOECKLER © A.S.O. / Jean-Christophe MOREAU
Nike, the world’s leading sports equipment manufacturer, wants to provide all athletes with high-tech products to help them improve their 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, Laurent Lefèvre and Pierre Rolland, with non-racing gear.
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.
Following AG2R La Mondiale’s success in 2008 as an official sponsor of the Tour de France and all the races organised by A.S.O, it has decided to renew 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.
This sponsorship is visible notably through the affixing of the AG2R La Mondiale logo on the three “information” motorcycles, which send out sports news, and the three “regulating” motorcycles, which regulate the flow of race vehicles, on the Tour de France and on all the other major races of the season organised by A.S.O.