Paris-Roubaix: a race that demands respect!
This year again, almost 200 riders will be taking starter's orders for the world's most formidable cycling race.
The 259 km route between Paris and Roubaix is a very bumpy one… and demands respect from each competitor!
A partner of this 108th edition, the Nord-Pas de Calais Region will be in attendance alongside spectators to encourage the athletes who have come to tackle the cobbles which have made the "Hell of the North" so famous.
In 2010, the keynote for this intensely popular event will be protection of the environment.
In cooperation with ESTERRA, the company in charge of waste collection and disposal in the Lille Urban Community, the Nord-Pas de Calais Region has set up a brand new scheme for collecting waste. Seven bins will be placed in the key sector of the Carrefour de l'Arbre crossroads, a vantage point for several thousands of spectators.
With plastic cups, cans, food trays, paper napkins, etc., more than 80 m3 of refuse will be retrieved and immediately routed to a waste treatment centre! Mediators on bicycles will be covering the area and will provide the public with refuse bags in order to organise waste collection at the source.
This responsible initiative promoted by the Nord-Pas de Calais Region will enable the spectators to become players in the process and guarantee the best conditions to really enjoy the race for each and everyone.
With the Nord-Pas de Calais Region, become an eco-responsible supporter!
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LCL has been present on France's roads for 29 years.
It rewards the leader in the overall standings of the stage races organised by A.S.O in France.
This year, LCL is celebrating the 23rd anniversary of its partnership with the Tour de France Yellow Jersey and will be strengthening its presence throughout the year at other internationally-renowned cycling races:
Alden, the undisputed leader in onboard multimedia, provides satellite television and Internet solutions throughout Europe, tailored to the requirements of each country.
Alden has made its mark with the launch of some revolutionary new concepts: I-Com, the magic remote control, and AIO, the first "all-in-one" television. Designed to make life easier for mobile home users, the AIO and I-COM have received positive coverage in the French press. It is good to know that someone has decided to eliminate complexity.
Alden, a specialist in renewable energy for 15 years, takes an environmentally friendly approach to the provision of "energy" solutions for mobile leisure applications. Alden also offers a range of reliable and cost-effective solutions for Internet access in mobile homes.
Innovation promoting wellbeing. This is the ethos of Bürstner, the leading motorhome supplier in France.
Continuously monitoring market expectations in order to better anticipate them, Bürstner creates exciting leisure vehicles. The brand now offers the most diversified range in the market, with something to meet all requirements. Founded more than 50 years ago, and now present in 21 countries, Bürstner is synonymous with innovation, quality, longevity, design expertise and new trends.
In 2010, the brand is an official partner of Paris-Roubaix. Bürstner shares the values of this legendary race - performance, competitiveness and dynamism. Have a good race…on those cobbled paths!
Fleury Michon is an official partner of Paris-Roubaix.
A specialist in fine hams, fresh prepared dishes and surimi, Fleury Michon has supported the nutritional programmes of top level athletes for more than 20 years.
For the sixth consecutive year, Fleury Michon is bringing the Bbox Bouygues Telecom cycling team the benefit of its culinary and nutritional expertise in the form of a special diet developed in partnership with a medical sports nutritionist. Every year, Fleury Michon attends more than 120 days of racing with a world exclusive, the Nutrition Area, a vehicle used to prepare and serve the team's meals.
In 2010, Fleury Michon is launching a range of prepared dishes for athletes. For further details, go to:
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Ag2r La Mondiale, more than ten years of performance and solidarity at the heart of the pack.
From provident plans to health care, savings and retirement schemes, Ag2r La Mondiale offers employees, retired persons, professionals, business managers and their families a comprehensive range of products and services to cover their insurance needs throughout their life.
For Ag2r La Mondiale, performance and personal insurance go hand-in-hand with solidarity. At all stages of life, the most effective form of individual protection is being able to count on 8 million policyholders and Ag2r La Mondiale to provide peace of mind and security.
It is this unique slant on our business that underpins our longstanding commitment to the world of cycling: the individual success of a rider is always the result of team spirit.
For more than 10 years, our involvement in the training of Vincent Lavenu and role as an official partner of the Tour de France and classic races organised by A.S.O. reflect our aim of promoting and sharing our values of solidarity with all cycling enthusiasts.
AG2R La Mondiale, the opposite of being alone in the world.
Computer Sciences Corporation helps its clients to make best use of information technologies and achieve their objectives, to continuously improve their results.
CSC draws on its extensive pool of skills to provide its clients with tailored solutions to manage the complexity of their projects, leaving them free to concentrate on their core business, working with partners and customers, and improving their operational performance.
CSC places great emphasis on understanding its clients' issues and provides experts with in-depth experience of their businesses and sectors to work together with their teams.
With no ties to any supplier, CSC delivers the most appropriate solution for each client's specific requirements.
For 50 years, both private and public clients have entrusted CSC with the outsourcing of their management processes and IT, as well as with the integration of their systems.
All over the world, they also show their trust by calling on CSC employees to act in a consultancy capacity.
CSC, experience, results.
Our brand has already made over 100 years of automobile history:
For the last 7 years, Skoda has been an official partner of the Tour de France and other cycling races organised by A.S.O.
Our commitment is continuously reinforced at many other races. These partnerships allow our brand to put more than 300 Skodas on the road, bearing the colours of the different cycling races, and to involve all local distributor partners or repairers.
Skoda Fabia, Skoda Roomster, Skoda Octavia, Skoda Yeti, Skoda Superb and Skoda Superb Combi vehicles allow the organisers and teams to monitor all aspects of the race for the spectators lining the route.
For more information visit www.skoda.fr.
Performance, courage, surpassing yourself, precision, success.. all of these values are shared by the world of cycling and the watch company Festina.
It is therefore no surprise that for the last 17 years Festina has been involved in major races such as the Tour de France.
Once again this year, Festina will be the official timekeeper for Paris-Roubaix.
Thanks to this strong and longstanding partnership, Festina will once again be involved in the writing of new chapters full of joy, disappointments and fleeting but intense emotions - all of which make up the legend and beauty of cycling.
With FESTINA, share the emotions of cycling.