MAJOR PARTNER OF PARIS-ROUBAIX
More sport. More excitement. More safety.
The Hauts-de-France Region gives its cobblestones a makeover.
Miles upon miles of roads and—of course—cobblestones crossing the region, thousands of spectators, an epic finale in the historic Roubaix Velodrome… The Queen of Classics is an integral part of the heritage of Hauts-de-France.
Again serving as a major partner of Paris – Roubaix this year, the Hauts-de-France Region has thrown its weight behind the renovation of the legendary Trouée d'Arenberg. 500 metres of sandstone cobblestones laid down in the heart of the forest in the 18th century have been weeded, sanded down and regrouted to make the race safer while keeping the stakes as high as ever!
INSTITUTIONAL PARTNER OF PARIS-ROUBAIX
The Lille European Metropolis contributes to the organisation, growth and projection of a metropolitan area that is home to 90 municipalities and 1.2 million people. The Metropolis has a multifaceted sport policy.
In first place, it promotes sport for all by helping to build or renovate facilities in even the tiniest of villages.
It also supports top-level sport both through its backing of 20 clubs and as a facilitator of partnerships between athletes and businesses, especially via the Pacte de Performance scheme.
Finally, it hosts high-profile events that combine sporting achievements with popular celebrations: the Davis Cup, Euro 2020 football matches in Pierre-Mauroy Stadium… and, of course, the finish of the Queen of Classics.
The Metropolis is also gearing up to host several events of the Paris Olympic Games and Paralympic Games in 2024.
LCL is faithful to its commitment to cycling and has been present in the Tour de France since 1981.
LCL reinforces its presence throughout the year thanks to internationally renowned cycling races including:
Critérium du Dauphiné
Tour de France
Built on a 30-year commitment to performance in cycling, Oakley is the official helmet and eyewear partner of Paris-Roubaix 2019.
As pioneers of innovation and high performance optics, Oakley has now introduced a dynamic range of premium cycling helmets – striving to make athletes faster and more precise for improved performance. Featuring distinctively beautiful and ingenious designs, Oakley’s performance eyewear and helmets deliver the ultimate expression of obsession for athletes who share the brand’s dedication and uncompromising standards of excellence.
With design innovations inspired by the fusion of aerodynamics and the human body coming together, all-new Flight Jacket and Field Jacket eyewear styles and ARO Series Cycling Helmets push the boundaries of human possibility by allowing athletes to focus on performance and not the conditions around them.
Oakley sponsored teams and athletes will be competing in this year’s Paris-Roubaix wearing Oakley’s latest cycling innovations, including Team Katusha Alpecin, Team Dimension Data, Team Sky, Movistar Team, BMC Racing Team and more.
Oakley’s premium range of eyewear and helmets are available online at Oakley.com, Oakley Stores and selected retailers. Please find more information on the new collection below:
E.Leclerc will take part in the 2019 edition of the Tour de France as the new official partner of the prestigious polka-dot jersey marking the best climber in the peloton.
Partner of the white jersey
E.Leclerc's 681 shops and 541 members make it the leader of the French retail market. The independent entrepreneurs who are members of the Movement make long-term investments to turn E.Leclerc centres into a vibrant part of their local economies that defends purchasing power in every day and every way.
NAMEDSPORT> is a leading Italian sports nutrition brand. Established in 2014 as the result of 30 years of experience in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries, it combines scientific know-how with a strong passion for sport.
From "weekend warriors" to elite athletes, the goal of NAMEDSPORT> is to serve a wide range of consumers with scientifically formulated supplements, based on the unique concept of applying the principles of natural medicine to sports nutrition. No matter how fast you are, how often you train and what your sporting goals are, you need to be healthy and prepared. We support you by providing products with all the nutrients you need before, during and after your work-out to pursue your goals.
Dimension Data helps you do great things through the use and adoption of technology.
As Official Technology partner of Amaury Sport Organisation (A.S.O.), we revolutionise the viewing experience of the Tour de France.
A new generation of fans and followers of the race get a closer view of the action through live rider tracking, television graphics and predictive data on social media and mobile screens around the world.
Technology and data hold the key to transforming your digital business.
Accelerate your ambition. Go to global.ntt/tourdefrance
The Swiss cross within the Tissot logo symbolises the Swiss quality and reliability Tissot has shown since 1853.
The watches, sold all over the world, enable Tissot to be the leader in the traditional Swiss watch industry, exporting more than 4 million watches every year. Tissot stands by its signature, Innovators by Tradition. The high quality of the brand with every component is recognised worldwide. Tissot has been named Official Timekeeper and Partner of many global events such as basketball with the NBA and FIBA; cycling with the Tour de France and the UCI World Cycling Championships; motor sports with MotoGPTM and the FIM World Superbike Championship; and many more in ice hockey, fencing and rugby.
Flagship products include:
Tissot T-Touch (the first tactile watch, created in 1999). Tissot Le Locle, a timeless, classic, automatic watch with 80 hours of power reserve. Tissot T-Race, "the sporty design".
Always striving to support activities on two wheels, ŠKODA became the official sponsor of major global cycling events including two Grand Tours – the Tour de France and La Vuelta a España – both of which have the "sprinter's" Green Jersey sponsored by the automaker. Other renowned ŠKODA-supported events include L’Etape du Tour, Paris-Roubaix, Liège-Bastogne-Liège, La Flèche Wallonne, Paris-Nice or Critérium du Dauphiné. Besides high-profile road races, ŠKODA has been organizing and endorsing local and community cycling events, ranging from amateur to semi-pro and launching initiatives dedicated to the improvement of safety and the bettering of relations among all traffic participants.
Paris-Roubaix is a special race for us. It’s one we turn to each year with passion and anticipation. And with every edition, it becomes a proving ground for one of our flagship products, the Roubaix, and every race reenergizes our commitment to providing the best bikes and equipment for riders around the world. The Specialized Roubaix took its first Hell of the North victory with Quick-Step’s Tom “Tommeke” Boonen in 2008, and it’s continued to claim six Paris-Roubaix wins in total with Tom Boonen (3X), Fabian Cancellara, Niki Terpstra, and Peter Sagan. This year, the Specialized Roubaix will once again take its place on the hallowed cobbles of Northern France, but it’s not just a bike for the pros. The bike has always been for anyone that wants to go faster on the road, no matter if they’re the bone-shaking cobbles of Northern France or the backroads of your hometown. Find your Roubaix at your local Specialized Retailer, or learn more about all the bikes in the Roubaix family at specialized.com
A brand-new high-performance collection
The French brand provides its textile expertise to the riders of the Tour de France and the most prestigious races on the international calendar by offering them high-tech products and a tailored service. In 2019, le coq sportif offers a high-performance collection combining authenticity and modernity to celebrate the centennial of the yellow jersey of the Tour de France. It continues its partnership with the Tour de France, whose label is printed on all its products. The new collection is now available from stores.
Insurance, health, savings, retirement: AG2R LA MONDIALE is the reference group in individual insurance.
We provide each of our 15 million clients with innovative and personalised solutions to secure their income, protect their health and cover them in the event of life accidents.
Our presence in all major metropolitan areas, our branch network and regional management structure mean that our clients are sure to get a service tailored to their personal context wherever they are in the country.
As a partnership with a joint and mutual governance structure, we have developed a unique social protection model that blends solidarity and performance.
This unique approach to our profession is the reason behind our involvement in cycling for the last 22 years to promote our values and prevent health disorders by urging people to take up physical exercise through our Vivons Vélo programme.
On any given day, The Adecco Group - the world leading provider of employment solutions - connects over 700,000 people across 60 countries with job opportunities. In France, through our historical subsidiary Adecco, we help companies meet their human resources needs and talented people find fulfilling employment, be it temporary or permanent.
Since 2018, Adecco has been proud to serve as the Official Recruiter of the Tour de France, employing the iconic Adecco crew, who help make the Grande Boucle a great success every year. Adecco is also a partner of four other cycling races with international projection, including Paris-Roubaix.
Shimano’s origins began in 1921 when Shimano Iron Works, the predecessor of Shimano Inc., was established by Shozaburo Shimano in Sakai city, Osaka, Japan. The first product was the bicycle freewheel, which, at that time, required the highest level of bicycle technology to produce.
By the 1950s the company was producing products such as external speed changers and internal speed changers (3-speed hub). The success of these products led to Shimano’s first overseas sales office, Shimano American Corporation (currently Shimano North America Holding, Inc.) in 1965, followed by Shimano Europe in 1973. The first overseas manufacturing base, Shimano Singapore Pte. Ltd., also opened in the same year.
In 1991, the company name became Shimano Inc. Its headquarters remain in Sakai, the city of Shimano’s birthplace. Shimano is dedicated to helping its customers get closer to nature, supporting people to realize their dreams and create new lifestyles. That comes with the desire to create outstanding cycling products and apparel.
Shimano Inc. has a wide range of functions, including planning, development, design, manufacturing, and various other support functions for supplying bicycle components as well as fishing tackle and rowing equipment.
Shimano Europe acts as the 'eyes, ears and mouth' of the global Team Shimano in Europe. Its mission is to be an excellent supplier and a valuable partner for all customers in its European markets and to create consumer demand for Shimano and Shimano-owned products.
With 100 years’ experience in creating internationally renowned bicycle components, Shimano is proud to have developed products that continue to take countless athletes to victory and provide the means for limitless global bicycle journeys.
Visit http://cycle.shimano-eu.com for more information.