LCL, partner of the Yellow and Blue Jersey
LCL is truly committed to cycling and has been present on the Tour de France since 1981. Today it rewards the leader of the general classification of the stage races organised by A.S.O. throughout France.
LCL reinforces its presence throughout the year thanks to internationally renowned cycling races including:
- Critérium International
- Tour de Picardie
- Critérium du Dauphiné
- Tour de France
Region of Rhône-Alpes, partner of the white polka dot Jersey, best climber
The historical partner of the Critérium du Dauphiné, the Rhône-Alpes Region is pleased to support this event which provides an opportunity to promote a large part of the area, from the Alps all the way to the Rhône: Lyon (with the finish of the prologue at L’Hôtel de Région on Sunday 8th June), Montélimar, Courchevel, Grenoble, La Mure, Poisy, Megève, etc.: so many places that are popular with cycling fans.
The Region is proud to sponsor the polka dot jersey. With three chains of mountains which cover 70% of its area, six regional nature reserves and two national parks, Rhône-Alpes boasts an incredibly diverse range of mountain landscapes. They provide the ideal setting for amateurs of mountain and outdoor sports, with their peaks, passes, piedmonts and valleys which play host to sportsmen and women from throughout the world. Rhône-Alpes is proud of its mountain identity, and so it is natural that it will reward the best climber with the polka dot jersey.
It is also involved in supporting its young riders, by allowing 120 of them to experience the race from the inside, during the stages from Wednesday to Saturday. A few moments before the pack, they will ride the final kilometres of the stage and set off to climb the Col de Manse and the Col de la Forclaz, as well as the ascent of Finhaut-Emosson. They are advised and encouraged by Mickaël Buffaz, patron of the operation and a former professional cyclist who just recently retired from the pack, and allow themselves to dream during the race of the day when one of them will adorn the polka dot jersey.www.rhonealpes.fr
Ragt semences, partner of the stage winner
At the head of a cycling team for two seasons in 2004 and 2005, RAGT Semences and through it farmers, signed its come back in the pack in 2012 for the Criterium du Dauphiné.
Thanks to its research, RAGT Semences produces and markets seeds all around the world with its 17 subsidiaries and a hundred sellers, who live daily alongside farmers and distributors.
In the agricultural world, RAGT Semences is known especially for its varieties of corn, wheat, sunflower, rapeseed and grasses.
For the general public, RAGT Semences are hard wheat varieties used in the manufacture of pastas of the biggest French brands, but also seeded grass which has contributed to the renown of many sports grounds.www.ragtsemences.com
PMU, partner of the green jersey
PMU, the leading betting operator in France and the second leading operator for online sports betting, is a long-standing sports partner. PMU is very involved in cycling and in particular it has been a significant partner of the Tour de France for more than 20 years and more recently of the French Cycling Cup and the French Cycling Championships. Its network with almost 12,000 sales outlets established throughout France represents an effective way of bringing people together, allowing it to support major sports events. By sponsoring Paris-Nice’s Green Jersey, PMU is increasing its involvement in cycling.www.pmu.fr
SAVOY MONT-BLANC, partner of the White Jersey
Savoie Mont Blanc: the perfect destination for cyclists!
From the gentlest to the most demanding, Savoie Mont Blanc boasts 68 mountain passes and climbs. This summer, 11 of them will be reserved for a morning on certain dates with a distance of 8 to 20km which will solely be reserved for climbers. So all motor vehicles must steer clear! The first event will take place on 22nd June with the ascent of the Col des Aravis, on the Grandes Alpes route, facing Mont Blanc and the last one will be held on 29th August with the climb of the Col du Glandon, providing more spectacular scenery! Other climbs also featured on the agenda: the Col de l’Iseran, the Col du Galibier, the Salève, etc. For true enthusiasts!www.savoie-mont-blanc.com
Randstad, an official partner
Randstad France group, an official partner of Critérium du Dauphiné, is proud to associate its image with this legendary cycling race. The world's second largest group for HR services, the Randstad Group offers a full range of business services: recruitment, temporary, direct approach, consulting, training, reclassification, etc.
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.www.grouperandstad.fr
FESTINA, the Official Timekeeper
FESTINA has been renowned throughout the world for 110 years as being a maker of high quality watches and has been able to establish itself as a symbol of elegance and dynamism, while still respecting traditions and authenticity.
So it is natural that FESTINA, which has been very involved in the sports world and in particular in cycling for more than 20 years, is the Official Timekeeper for the Tour de France and many other international competitions including Critérium du Dauphiné.www.festina.fr
AG2R LA MONDIALE, an official partner
AG2R LA MONDIALE specialises in personal insurance, both on an individual and collective level, and is the leader in social and heritage protection in France.
We offer all of our clients and their families tailor-made innovative solutions to safeguard their income, protect their health and cover them in the event of life accidents.
We combine solidarity and performance on a daily basis within the French social protection system. Our effective management allows us to protect nine million people and 25% of companies in France.
This unique approach to our profession has encouraged us to be involved in cycling for the last fifteen years to promote team spirit and allows us to support health care by favouring physical exercise.
AG2R LA MONDIALE: the very opposite of every man for himself.www.ag2rlamondiale.fr
LE COQ SPORTIF, an official partner
Le Coq Sportif is the official supplier of the leader jerseys for the Tour de France and many other races organised by A.S.O., including Critérium du Dauphiné. This year the famous Yellow Jersey, the green jersey, the polka dot jersey and the white jersey will boast an English theme, enhanced by the discreet and elegant addition of a white rose to pay tribute to the county of Yorkshire. The partner of the biggest cycling event in the world, Le Coq Sportif is also the partner of L’Étape du Tour.
Discover our Cycling Performance Collections in Le Coq Sportif outlets and on www.lecoqsportif.fr. “Souriez, c’est du sport” (Smile, it’s sport).www.lecoqsportif.fr
Škoda, the Official Car
The “Tour de France” Series
The ŠKODA brand is proposing the “Tour de France” special series on the occasion of its eleventh year of partnership with the Tour de France and in association with the 101st edition of the race. Are you looking for a comfortable, spacious and functional vehicle with an incredible range of features? Don’t wait any longer, come and try out the new ŠKODA “Tour de France” range. Whether you prefer the Citigo, Fabia, Rapid Spaceback, Yeti or the Roomster, ŠKODA will provide you with the best solution.www.skoda.fr
Mavic, providing assistance during the race
Mavic, a French manufacturer of wheel systems, rims, pedals and computers for cycling, was founded in 1889 in Lyon (125 years ago). Today Mavic designs and produces a full range of technical and innovative equipment for cyclists. Discover all the details on www.mavic.com, and on the Mavic Facebook and YouTube pages.www.mavic.com
Le dauphiné libéré, official media partner
Since its first edition on 12th of June 1947, the Critérium du Dauphiné has been very closely linked to the history of paper, providing a wonderful sounding board for the race through its sports pages.
In the first days of June, the race founded by Georges Cazeneuve will criss-cross the roads of our region, from the Alpine massifs to the Rhône Valley, a route marked with the outstanding achievements which have carved out the legend of this unique event.
Today we continue to inform our readers by dedicating 8 pages every day to this 66th edition, so that they can follow the adventures and achievements of the peloton’s greatest riders, stage after stage, on the roads of our beautiful region.www.ledauphine.com
France Info, official media partner
France Info is continuing its collaboration with the Critérium du Dauphiné, one of the major events on the cycling calendar! Fabrice Rigobert, a journalist from the sports department, will cover the Critérium du Dauphiné live. France Info covers the major cycling races and the biggest sports events in general: the French Open, the Moselle Open, the Open 13, the Rugby Top 14, the Tour de France, the Solitaire du Figaro, the Division I and 2 football championship matches, etc.
Catch up on all the sports news every day on the air with France Info during the “France Info Sport” feature.www.franceinfo.fr
France Bleu, official media partner
With a cumulative audience of 7.4 %, i.e. nearly 4 million listeners daily*, the France Bleu network (44 local radio stations) is maintaining its close relationship with its loyal listeners.
Tune in for news of the Critérium du Dauphiné every day live from the finish line on France Bleu Pays de Savoie, France Bleu Isère and France Bleu Drôme Ardèche.
All your frequencies are available on: francebleu.fr
*Source: 126, 000 Médiamétrie radio interviews carried out from Jan to March 2014, with a population aged 13 years and over, from Monday to Friday, from 5am to midnight.
*Sources Médiamétrie enquêtes 126 000, janv-mars 2012 / janv-mars 2013, ensemble des 13 ans et plus, lundi / vendredi, 5 h-24 h.www.francebleu.fr
France Télévisions, Official broadcaster
The historic partner of the Critérium du Dauphiné and producer of the race's international broadcast, France Télévisions will once again offer exceptional coverage of this 2014 edition, featuring the eight stages live on France 3, from 8th to 15th June, (apart from the stage on Saturday 14th June broadcast on France 2). Thierry Adam and Laurent Jalabert will provide commentary for these broadcasts, while Nicolas Geay and Cédric Vasseur will take it in turns on motorbikes in the heart of the race. There will also be complete coverage of the race in the programmes Stade 2 and Tout le Sport, as well as the news and sports news programmes featured on France 3 Rhône-Alpes and France 3 Alpes. All the stages will be broadcast live on simultaneous video on francetvsport.fr as well as the francetvsport applications for mobiles and tablets and will be available on catch-up TV on francetvpluzz. Each year, France Télévisions, the leading broadcaster of unscrambled mode cycling programmes, offers unrivalled coverage of the cycling season on France 3 in particular, with a dozen or so races live, (including several women’s races for the first time this year), one-day or stage races (in addition to the races broadcast on the local France 3 stations) and over 120 hours of airtime, from Paris-Nice to Paris-Tours, to Paris-Roubaix, the Critérium du Dauphiné, the French and the World Championships and of course the Tour de France! This extensive programme makes France Télévisions, the leading channel for sport, the key broadcaster in terms of cycling events.francetvsport.fr
Jersey wearers after the stage 8
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