CITROËN supports the Tinkoff-Saxo cycling team in the Tour de France
CITROËN is supporting the TINKOFF-SAXO team in the 2015 Tour de France, which kicks off tomorrow. Under the partnership, formed at the start of the year in Europe, the Brand is providing vehicles to support the team’s cyclists during their races.
CITROËN will be featuring alongside the cyclists of the Tinkoff-Saxo team for the 102nd Tour de France from 4 to 26 July 2015 as part of its contract as official supplier of the team, signed on 1 January.
One of the leading forces in professional cycling, the Tinkoff-Saxo team is made up of talented cyclists of diverse nationalities including Alberto Contador from Spain, Peter Sagan from Slovakia, Rafal Majka from Poland and Ivan Basso from Italy. CITROËN is also developing specific partnerships with these world-renowned cyclists in their respective countries.
CITROËN’s partnership with the Tinkoff-Saxo team is founded on the shared values of optimism, boldness and high standards. That spirit is expressed through the provision by the Brand of 24 vehicles, mainly Citroën C5 Tourer models, to support the cyclists during their races, including the Tour de France tomorrow.
Commenting, Steven de Jongh, sports director for Tinkoff-Saxo, said: “With bikes, cars for us are essential to the racing success of our cyclists. The Citroën C5 Tourer fully corresponds to our needs with its unrivalled ride comfort and roadholding. It is a major asset, one that we have already had the chance to appreciate on winding roads and the tough cobblestones of the Paris-Roubaix! I can’t wait to set up my ‘office’ in one for the Tour de France, the most important race of the year for our team!”