XPO Logistics to serve as official carrier of the Tour de France for 36th consecutive year
XPO Logistics will once again serve as official carrier of the Tour de France, working alongside event organizer Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO) to transport support equipment for all 21 stages of the world’s most famous cycle race. The 103rd edition of the Tour de France will take place from 2 to 24 July 2016.
For the 36th consecutive year, XPO Logistics specialist event teams have designed a complete solution that meets the Tour’s logistical and security requirements. During the three weeks of the competition, XPO Logistics will provide transport for all equipment required at the departure and arrival villages; loading and unloading at each stage; intermediate check points; and items for the Caravan parade and the Tour de France shop. The company has dedicated 53 drivers and 44 jumbo trucks to this year’s Tour, with extensive support personnel behind the scenes.
Beyond the Tour de France, XPO Logistics’ provides world-class transport and logistics solutions to numerous other national and international events, including the Arctic Race of Norway, the Paris Marathon, the Freeride World Tour, the French Soccer Cup (Coupe de France) and the France Sailing Race (Tour de France à la Voile).
Adil Houem, head of event transportation and logistics for XPO Logistics, said: "Our teams are proud to once again play an instrumental role in the success of the Tour de France. We have tailored our services to this event’s unique specifications, and are working closely with the organizers, ASO, to make sure that everything is in place.
"The Tour de France is a legendary event and it has been our privilege to serve as official carrier for 36 years."