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Situated half way between Paris and the châteaux of the Loire Valley, Eure-et-Loir is a department that is clearly focused on sport.
It has more than 100, 000 people who are members of 1, 200 clubs, 47 high level sportsmen and women, as well as 32 teams and 28 clubs which compete in national championships. The foremost sponsor of the sportsmen and women of Eure-et-Loire, the General Council encourages high level performers (through clubs, training facilities and technical medical expertise). It also takes part in the development of sport (providing financial grants for members, clubs and committees) and supports the communes to maintain and create their facilities as well to train their sports leaders.
Although the General Council is involved in sport on a daily basis, it also takes part in the organisation of major events and in particular several cycling races such as the Tour de France, naturally, on several occasions, but also the Tour d'Eure-et-Loir Espoirs, L'Hexagonal -the MTB Tour de France and of course, Paris-Tours. After the success encountered last year when the race started in Chartres and where a great many members of the public came to encourage and applaud the riders, it is with pleasure and pride that Eure-et-Loir will host the start of this wonderful event in conjunction with the town of La Loupe.
As well as creating sports facilities and supporting many clubs and organisations, the urban community is also a sponsor of Paris-Tours.
The association is almost natural here, where we think sport is vital for well-being and development. It was logical for the urban community of Tours to be associated with sport as here we believe that it is vital for people’s well-being and development. Therefore, the urban community backs many sports competitors in numerous disciplines, which it helps and for whom it builds new, modern facilities. The objective is to allow the urban area's 284,885 inhabitants to freely enjoy their favourite sports, support their teams at the highest level and take part in major events, of which the classic cycling race, Paris-Tours, is the jewel.
Tour(s)plus is proud to be associated with this popular sport and international event since 2004.
Alden, unrivalled leaders in embedded multimedia throughout Europe, provides country-specific Internet and satellite TV solutions.
Alden have made headlines by launching revolutionary new concepts: the AIO, the first "All-in-one" TV and I-GC, the on-board digital tablet that does it all. Designed to make life easier for camping car enthusiasts, AIO and I-GC have been widely acclaimed in the international press. It's good to know that someone has thought of making everything simpler.
Alden, renewable energy specialist for 15 years, respects the environment and offers "energy" solutions for mobile entertainment.
Alcatel One Touch designs, develops and distributes a wide range of mobile phones and multimedia tablets in different designs.
ALCATEL ONE TOUCH fulfils the needs of globetrotting consumers with its 21st-century terminals: simple, ergonomic and equipped with the most advanced technology. Solutions for every need: Internet, email, social networks, photo, music, applications, Android etc.
With its values of proximity, generosity and performance, which it shares with the world of cycling, Alcatel One Touch has for several years been involved alongside ASO as official partners of the Tour de France, the SpanishVuelta and other cycling races, including the Paris-Tours.
Randstad, an official partner of Paris-Tours, is proud to associate its image with this legendary cycling race.
The world's second largest group for HR services, Randstad offers the full range of business services: recruitment, temporary, direct approach, consulting, training, reclassification. Randstad aims to foster continuous innovation, based on quality service to companies and candidates. Through its network of 900 branches, present throughout the country, the group displays its determination to promote and attract the best talent, while respecting their diversity.
Since 2004 ŠKODA is closely connected to cycling. During the biggest and most important races such as the Giro, Vuelta and of course the Tour de France ŠKODA is the official car supplier. To this impressive list of races ŠKODA will this year add the World Ports Classic.
In this matter ŠKODA provides a tangible contribution in making the world’s biggest cycling events possible. With this, ŠKODA proves the durability of all its products. Because of ŠKODA’s durability most pro-cycling teams choose ŠKODA as their team car.
Although the ŠKODA Octavia and Superb are frequently seen during the races, ŠKODA has a complete range of models. For example the ŠKODA Citigo, ŠKODA’s new compact car (starting from € 7.990,-), but also the Yeti, the clever SUV of ŠKODA. All models have something in common; smart, practical, spacious and value for money.
When you want to find out more about how ŠKODA supports cycling and the cycling fans or when you want to know more about one of the ŠKODA models, please check our website.
With its undeniable international prestige as a manufacturer of high quality watches, Festina has established itself, in its 110 years of existence, as a symbol of elegance and dynamism while never losing sight of tradition and authenticity.
The idea of sport is also deeply rooted in the brand's DNA. The values of performance, courage and self-transcendence are common to cycling and the Festina brand.
It is therefore only natural that Festina should be the official timekeeper of the Tour de France – and indeed has been for 20 years – besides numerous other international competitions, including the Paris-Tours.
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AG2R LA MONDIALE is an insurance group specialising in personal protection.
Whether for provident funds, health, savings or retirement, we offer all our clients and their families tailored performance solutions, at the right price, throughout their lives.
We are guided by two principles: solidarity and performance. For there can be no generosity without careful management of risks and assets. We could not insure 8 million people in France without strong financial foundations.
It is precisely this unique understanding of our profession that has fuelled our commitment to cycling over the past 15 years –the individual success of a rider is always the result of the team spirit that inspires his teammates.
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Mavic, French manufacturer of wheel-tyre systems, rims, pedals and counters for sports cycling, was founded back in 1889 in Lyon, no fewer than 123 years ago.
Today, Mavic designs and manufactures a complete range of technical and innovative equipment for the sport of cycling. Full details on www.mavic.com, and on the Mavic Facebook and YouTube pages.