COFIDIS, MAIN PARTNER AND SPONSOR OF THE GENERAL CLASSIFICATION
Cofidis, active for 25 years as an online credit specialist in Belgium, is proud to once again associate with A.S.O. as an official partner of the World Ports Classic. Market leader in consumer credit, Cofidis offers a range of products to meet the needs of its clients (personal loans, revolving loans, payment solutions, repurchase of receivables, insurance and partnerships). As a company strongly committed to providing guidance for its clients, Cofidis is based on personalised advice, innovative tools and services and credit awareness, enabling consumers to keep control of their budget in an informed and responsible way. This unique expertise in the personalised management of remote customer relations is today developed in several countries across Europe. Since 1996, Cofidis has been involved in cycling through its pro cycling team, which is unanimously recognized for its values in terms of ethic, professionalism and team spirit.
E.R. : Cofidis S.A. – Prêteur – rue du Glategnies 4 – 7500 Tournai.
PLEASE NOTE: BOROWING MONEY ALSO COSTS MONEY.
RABOBANK, OFFICIAL PARTNER AND PARTNER OF THE STAGE WINNER
Practising sports together, being strong together. Investing together in Rotterdam Sports City.
Growing up in the city. With sports. Because sports make you stronger. Training together, achieving together, enjoying together. Which is why Rabobank Rotterdam invests in sustainable sports relationships based on its cooperative ideas. In both top-class sports as well as recreational sports. Not only through funding, but also with knowledge and expertise. Making the city stronger together. That is the idea behind cooperative banking.
RAGT SEMENCES, OFFICIAL PARTNER AND PARTNER OF THE OVERALL YOUTH STANDING
At the head of a cycling team during two seasons, 2004 and 2005, RAGT Semences - through its farmers - makes its comeback in the pack this year.
Thanks to its research, RAGT Semences produces and markets seeds all around the world with its subsidiaries and a hundred of sellers who live close to farmers and distributors on an everyday basis.
In the agricultural world, RAGT Semences is particularly known for its varieties of corn, wheat, sunflower, rapeseed and grasses.
RAGT Semences are hard wheat varieties used in the manufacturing of pastas of the biggest French brands, but also seeded grass with a global reputation in several sports grounds.
ŠKODA, OFFICIAL CAR
Promoting and supporting cycling is one of the fundamental pillars of the sponsorship of ŠKODA. In addition to supporting the Tour de France, the Giro d’Italia, the Vuelta a España and the UCI Road World Championships, the brand has supported the World Ports Classic since 2012 and we organize various cycling events for every cycling fan.
ŠKODA delivers a tangible contribution to enabling great cycling events and proves, time and time again, the reliability of its cars.
Although the spacious Octavia and Superb are used in most of the races, ŠKODA delivers a complete range of models, such as the new compact hatchback, the ŠKODA Rapid, but also a smart city car, the ŠKODA Citigo.
All ŠKODA’s have something in common: they are smart, practical, spacious and offer an excellent price / quality ratio. Want to know more about what ŠKODA does for cycling or ours models
ANTARGAZ, OFFICIAL PARTNER
Antargaz is the largest distributor of propane and butane gas in the Benelux, and also supplies natural gas in Belgium!
1. Propane gas in tanks
Is your home not connected to the natural gas network but do you wish to enjoy all the benefits of gas? If so, propane gas in a tank is the perfect solution for you! Propane is durable, inexpensive and offers you the exact same features as natural gas. Do you prefer an underground or an above-ground tank?
2. Propane gas in cylinders
Do you like to travel, camp or barbecue? Thanks to the gas cylinders of Antargaz you can cook and heat wherever you are: at the campsite, in your garden, in your summer house,… Do not miss the Calypso, the new plastic gas cylinder!
3. Natural gas
Antargaz offers natural gas at a competitive price! Antargaz takes a low margin on the ‘purchase price’ of gas. 1 price for everyone and no temporary promotions. At Antargaz you will always pay a low price. Switch now without any charge!
ALDEN, OFFICIAL PARTNER
Alden, on-board multimedia leader, offers television and internet satellite solutions throughout Europe, adapted to each country. World Premiere: Alden proposes AS4, the first automatic satellite system with lifetime warranty which can be controlled with IGC, Alden’s multimedia tablet. This new technology is a revolution for all leisure vehicule owners. Alden upgrades leisure vehicles.www.alden.be
LE COQ SPORTIF, OFFICIAL SUPPLIER
Le Coq Sportif has been a partner of A.S.O.’s main races since 2012 and supplies the leaders’ jerseys: the Yellow Jersey, the Green Jersey, the Polka Dot Jersey and the White Jersey. This year the greatest champions will wear the French brand’s jerseys once again, following suit with the legendary Bernard Hinault and Eddy Merckx. A partner of the greatest cycling event in the world, Le Coq Sportif is pursuing its course with the launch of a Cycling Sport Performance line, which can be discovered in outlets in September 2013. Le Coq Sportif: passionate about sport since 1882www.lecoqsportif.fr
MAVIC, RACE ASSISTANCE
Mavic, French manufacturer of wheel-tyre systems, rims, pedals and counters for sports cycling, was founded back in 1889 in Lyon, no fewer than 124 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.www.mavic.com
JCDECAUX, OFFICIAL MEDIA SPONSOR
JCDecaux is the world leader in outdoor advertising. In the Netherlands JCDecaux is represented with billboards in over fifty cities, including the fifteen largest. JCDecaux is dominant in the four major urban regions, offering advertisers the greatest visibility in the Randstad. Founder Jean-Claude Decaux invented the modern urban furniture. He conceived and developed the concept in which cities get high quality street furniture in exchange for advertising rights on these objects. Off course placed and maintained by JCDecaux. In 1964 Lyon was the first city with JCDecaux shelters. JCDecaux is now present in 56 countries.www.jcdecaux.com
PROCYCLING, OFFICIAL MEDIA SPONSOR
Read everything you want to know about international cycling! Procycling is the leading international cycling magazine. Always close to the best riders, teams and managers and with interviews and reports you’ll read everything you want. With a subscription to Procycling you enjoy our love for cycling six times a year. We provide insight into the sport with background stories. In every issue of Procycling magazine: international topriders, all major events with stage schedules, the best cycling photography and each year the official Tour de France guide.www.procycling.nl
HET LAATSTE NIEUWS, OFFICIAL MEDIA SPONSOR
With a daily reach of over 1 million readers, Het Laatste Nieuws is the most read newspaper in Belgium. Partly thanks to the extensive range of sportreports it is the favorite newspaper for many Belgians Het Laatste Nieuws cultivates this strength with tailor-made sports guides published throughout the year. The website www.hln.be is one of the most popular in Flanders.www.HLN.be
AD, OFFICIAL MEDIA SPONSOR
AD (Algemeen Dagblad) is a versatile public newspaper, number 2 in the Netherlands and number 1 in the Randstad. Besides the national edition of the paper, AD, with seven regional daily titles, is strongly anchored in the region. Readers receive a strong daily news section, a separate sports newspaper and a customised regional news section within the Randstad. With ‘AD Sportwereld’ AD provides the only daily sports newspaper in the Netherlands, making AD number 1 in sports. AD reaches over 1.5 million readers on a daily basis.www.ad.nl
Jersey wearers after the stage 2
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