news28.11.2013Utrecht 2015: the colour of cycling
In 2015, the Netherlands will host the Grand Start of the Tour de France for the sixth time. Utrecht, one of the cities which have done the most to foster a cycling culture will be the meeting point for the riders and fans to celebrate cycling in all its dimensions. The festivities started this morning at the residence of the Dutch ambassador to France in Paris. Bernard Hinault, Jan Janssen and Joop Zoetemelk, some of the distinguished guests in attendance, then hopped onto a Thalys painted...read more
news08.11.2013Utrecht to host the Grand Start in 2015
Back in 1954, Amsterdam set the scene for the Tour de France's first start abroad. Scheveningen (1973), Leiden (1978), 's-Hertogenbosch (1996) and, most recently, Rotterdam (2010) have since lived the Tour experience too. The upcoming 2015 edition will be the sixth time the peloton sets off from the Netherlands.
news23.10.2013TOUR DE FRANCE 2014: THREE MOUNTAIN RANGES!
In front of more than 4,000 spectators, including some who are pretenders for victory, the route for the Tour de France 2014 was unveiled at the Palais des Congrès in Paris. From the county of Yorkshire to the Champs-Elysées, the 101th edition could be won or lost at many different points: the cobbles of Paris-Roubaix will have a part to play, as will the high altitude finishes in the Pyrenees or the sole time-trial at Périgueux, but the Vosges Mountains could also lead to an...read more
The leading lights of the 2014 Tour de France, including Chris Froome, Peter Sagan and Marcel Kittel, will be in Japan from October 25 to explore Saitama. They will be in their element when meeting local journalists, but not so much when they come up against sumo wrestlers for introductory lessons! They will be back in their comfort zone the day after, when they hop onto their bicycles for quite a few laps of the city circuit. Race director Jean-François Pescheux goes into the details of...read more
news14.10.20132014 Tour: Yorkshire, And Then...
With less than ten days to go until the official unveiling of the 2014 Tour route, speculation about what the 101th edition will look like is rife. Whether they love flat roads or excel in the mountains, all the champions will keep an eye on the Palais des Congrès in Paris on October 23.read more
news10.10.2013A rainbow in Saitama
The brand new world Champion Rui Costa has accepted the invitation fromthe Saitama Criterium by the Tour de France, where he will finish his season with his team Movistar.read more
The first edition of the Saitama Criterium by Le Tour de France will bring together the key riders of the 2013 Tour, starting with its clear winner, Chris Froome, plus green jersey Peter Sagan and the new king of sprint, Marcel Kittel. The Mayor of Saitama has welcomed several journalists to Tokyo to inform them about the competition and has some surprises up his sleeve for the coming months...read more
news16.09.2013Arashiro and Beppu ready to blaze the trail
Mercurial Kisso Kawamuro may have been the first Japanese rider on the roads of the Tour de France (failing to even finish the first stage in both 1926 and 1927), but Yukiya Arashiro and Fumiyuki Beppu became the first ones to finish the Tour in 2009. This year round, they have been the first to throw their hats into the ring for the Saitama Criterium by Le Tour de France, the last race of the season for them. They are proud to welcome the world's elite to their country and burning with the...read more
news25.07.2013The Tour: the next generation
Chris Froome, the first Tour winner born in Africa, triumphed in a race that also saw the first African wearer of the Yellow Jersey, Daryl Impey. The internationalisation of the event was also evidenced by Colombia's breakthrough in the figure of Nairo Quintana, and was confirmed on a larger scale through a new generation of cyclists, in the riders who fought for the title and the circle of sprinters.read more
Corporate social responsibility
Since it was founded, Amaury Sport Organisation has been involved in various sponsorship and philanthropy activities. It is the generosity of sport that can be found in a certain number of initiatives aiming to invest in the workings of the disciplines themselves (sponsorship of the French Federation of Cycling), in a humanitarian and social framework, (Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque, Actions Dakar, Un Techo Para Mi Pais) or in the environmental sphere (Madre De Dios, selective sorting, etc.). Read more
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