XPO Logistics, Inc., a global provider of supply chain solutions, has been awarded a contract extension through 2024 as the official transport partner of the Tour de France. This is the thirty-ninth consecutive year that XPO has partnered with the renowned cycling event to support all 21 stages of the race.
XPO will provide logistics support to event organizer Amaury Sport Organisation (A.S.O.), moving almost 400 tons of equipment over 3,400 kilometres. The cyclists will depart from Brussels on 6th July and finish on the Champs-Élysées in Paris on 28th July.
More than 45 XPO trucks and 55 drivers will travel with the Tour, transporting materials such as barriers, podiums, audiovisual equipment and partners’ merchandise. XPO’s specialists in event logistics have been preparing for this year’s Tour for the past five months.
Luis Gomez, managing director, transport – Europe, XPO Logistics, said: “We thank A.S.O. for entrusting us with another six years of this prestigious partnership. Our people take great pride in supporting the Tour de France and contributing to its success. Over nearly four decades, our professional transport teams have been instrumental to the safety and comfort of all participants.”
Laurent Lachaux, sales and partnerships director, A.S.O., said: “The Tour de France is delighted with the renewal of our collaboration with XPO Logistics. We know we can count on XPO as a trustworthy partner for this challenging event. XPO’s outstanding track record with the Tour and their expertise with complex logistics are key for everyone involved.”
Other major competitions supported by XPO include the Schneider Electric Paris Marathon, Tour Voile (sailing), Evian Championship (golf), Arctic Race of Norway (cycling), Freeride World Tour (skiing and snowboarding) and Coupe de France (soccer).