As the official transport partner of Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO), organisers of the Tour de France, XPO Logistics provided a complete transport solution for the world’s most famous cycle race.
The partnership extends a longstanding tradition of support by Norbert Dentressangle SA, which was acquired by XPO Logistics in June.
In servicing Le Tour for the thirty-fifth consecutive year, XPO Logistics committed to transport 22 tonnes of equipment with a dedicated team of nearly 50 company trucks and drivers.
In addition to transporting the Start and Finish Villages, XPO Logistics was responsible for transporting race facilities and ancillary items, including safety barriers and advertising structures, while managing the re-stocking of merchandise along the route.
“We’re delighted to continue our partnership with Le Tour and serve as the provider of choice for the ‘Caravane’ – the entire Tour retinue. As always, we are committed to delivering seamless support to one of the most prestigious sports events in the world,” said Hervé Montjotin, Europe CEO and President of XPO Logistics.
The three-week event – which is the third largest broadcasted sports event worldwide – covered a total distance of 3,360 kilometres over 21 stages. Le Tour culminated on 26 July 2015, at the celebrated finish line on the Champs-Élysées in Paris.