US-based logistics business, XPO Logistics, has been named the official transport partner of the 105th Tour de France.
This is XPO’s 38th consecutive year partnering with the Tour de France to support all 21 stages of the race, transporting approximately 360 tonnes of equipment over 270,000 kilometres, according to XPO Logistics.
XPO specialists in transport events have been preparing for the Tour de France for the past five months. The cyclists will depart from Noirmoutier-en-l’Île on 7 July and finish on the Champs-Élysées in Paris on 29 July.
Forty-six XPO trucks and a team of 55 drivers will reportedly travel with the event, transporting materials such as barriers, podiums, gates, course paint, furniture for the villages, sound and video equipment, and merchandise from sponsors.
“The Tour de France is a thrilling challenge for our team, and we’re proud to once again serve as the event’s official transport provider,” said XPO Logistics Europe Managing Director – Transport, Luis Gomez. “We have been supporting this event for decades, and every year the excitement is palpable. Our role behind the scenes is vital to making the Tour a success and ensuring that the athletes can give it their best.”