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  • The Tour de France Fan Park... the temple of “Froomania” : A.S.O
    lunchtime to see the images of Chris Froome s victory on Mont Ventoux Michael a 26 year old trader and a supporter of the Sky team was enthralled I saw that moment on my TV at home yesterday but I never get tired of seeing his great exploit repeated on this giant screen This time I have been able to enjoy an authentic tartiflette as well I almost feel that I am in the Alps anyway I know where I will be taking my breaks this week During the live broadcast of the race the pros of the financial world have abandoned their computers en masse and shortened their working day to follow the progress of their champion Already sitting on the edge of their seats their nerves exploded at the moment Chris Froome ended up off the road after a corner just a few miles from the Finish Stunned by the incident Juliet and Kate s spirits only started to recover after he crossed the finish line in Gap We were really frightened We know he has a lead but you can also see that Chris hasn t won the Tour yet he could lose his advantage at any moment with a fall I m confident though and I hope to be able to celebrate his final win here on Sunday evening Until then Chris Froome must fight hard on the slopes of the Alps supported at a distance by his fans in London some of whom have already got together today for the time trial between Embrun and Chorges Among his admirers is the adventure cyclist Liz Dimmock who plans to come by in the afternoon and get some inspiration from the Froome method Her next challenge the women s record for cycling around the world covering 30

    Original URL path: http://www.aso.fr/us/20130717-the-tour-de-france-fan-park...-the-temple-of-froomania-.html (2015-10-11)
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  • The Tour de France in the land of the rising sun: Creation of the Saitama Criterium by Le Tour de France : A.S.O
    s leading riders having won stages and worn the classification leaders jerseys on recent editions of the Tour de France battle it out It will be the very first criterium of this type that will convey the spirit and magic of Le Tour though its values and its heroes Enhancing the standing of the Tour de France throughout the world is a major objective for A S O and we are proud to observe the enthusiasm already generated by the creation of the Saitama Criterium by Le Tour de France so far from the homeland of the world s biggest cycling event said Mr Jean Etienne Amaury President of Amaury Sport Organisation The creation of this new event follows on from a range of successive events in the past including the World Championships in 1990 the creation of the Nuit du Tour by JSports and the appearance of Beppu and Arashiro in the race peloton two riders who perfectly reflect Japan s growing attachment to cycling added Mr Christian Prudhomme Director of the Tour de France A new setting a new country but the same values such is the spirit in which the race will take place in the heart of Saitama It will be both a major popular event as well as a promotional tool that only the Tour de France knows how to produce thanks to the TV footage which is beamed around the world Cycling brings various good values to society My wish is that the event will bring smiles to everyone in Saitama and Japan said Mr Hayato Shimizu Mayor of Saitama A S O will manage the event that will take place on a 2 7 km circuit winding through the city centre on which a pack of 60 riders 30 Japanese and 30 international

    Original URL path: http://www.aso.fr/us/20130325-the-tour-de-france-in-the-land-of-the-rising-sun-creation-of-the-saitama-criterium-by-le-tour-de-france.html (2015-10-11)
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  • Creation of the Arctic Race of Norway: a new race at the heart of unique sceneries : A.S.O
    staging a spectacular cycling stage race This favorable context gave the idea to the Norwegian company Arctic Race of Norway AS to team up with Tour de France organisers Amaury Sport Organisation in order to jointly create this unique race in the Northern part of Norway Four days four stages For this first edition the course will be composed of 4 stages across the Northern part of Norway While the exact course still has to be revealed in the coming weeks it can already be said that a thrilling fight should take place between sprinters and punchers as the peloton will have to face some hills which may give birth to promising drama in the iconic landscapes of the Arctic Circle We wish to turn the Arctic Race of Norway into a race that holds an important place on the international race calendar The Norwegians love for cycling combined with the breathtaking sceneries of Northern Norway is a promising combination this new race has the potential to truly stand out in the world of cycling said Yann Le Moenner Amaury Sport Organisation CEO Unseen enthusiasm from key partners The creation of the Arctic Race of Norway has been made possible by the strong support of numerous key partners who decided to join the adventure reflecting Northern Norway s incredible enthusiasm for this new event Public authorities are playing a key role in this process as the three counties of Troms Nordland and Finnmark as well as Visit Norway have all decided to support the event for the next three years as the Arctic Race of Norway will undoubtedly promote these locations and their amazing landscapes to a global audience Norwegian based Statoil an international energy company with operations in 35 countries has also been unveiled as the main sponsor of

    Original URL path: http://www.aso.fr/us/20130307-creation-of-the-arctic-race-of-norway-a-new-race-at-the-heart-of-unique-sceneries.html (2015-10-11)
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  • Schneider Electric becomes the first ever title sponsor of the Paris Marathon : A.S.O
    385 yards together in a spirit of solidarity and friendship The organisers of the Schneider Electric Paris Marathon will thanks to Schneider Electric be able to take advantage of a certain number of new technologies linked to the environment as well as the events and activities held alongside the race Boasting 50 000 participants and excellent media coverage the Schneider Electric Paris Marathon is the opportunity for this major global company with operations in more than 100 countries to reinforce its image and boost its reputation throughout the world This event is also a means to further raise awareness of the Schneider Electric brand amongst the general public According to Aaron Davis Schneider Electric s Chief Marketing Officer The mission of Schneider Electric is to help people make the most of their energy by becoming more efficient reducing energy waste fighting against climate change for example each time carrying out wide ranging collective actions engaging as many people as possible The Schneider Electric Paris Marathon is the perfect platform to emphasize our brand values care connect challenge and commit We see a unique opportunity to link our brand to the spirit and values embodied by the timeless challenge of the marathon but with a focus on the people the technologies and the ability to do things differently As any student of climate issues can tell you the race is on and we need to run faster to solve issues that become more acute with each passing day In the long term our ambition is to make the Schneider Electric Paris Marathon the first energy positive race in the world Yann Le Moenner Managing Director of Amaury Sport Organisation points out that It makes us both delighted and proud to be able to associate a prestigious brand such as Schneider Electric

    Original URL path: http://www.aso.fr/us/20130219-schneider-electric-becomes-the-first-ever-title-sponsor-of-the-paris-marathon.html (2015-10-11)
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  • Tour de France 2014: Grand Départ in Yorkshire, London to host a stage : A.S.O
    2015 04 10 2015 Cycling Motorsports Public Events Golf ouvrir Tour de France 2014 Grand Départ in Yorkshire London to host a stage The organisers of the Tour de France are pleased to announce that the Grand Départ of the Tour de France 2014 will take place in the United Kingdom in the county of Yorkshire before heading to London for a stage finish After an outstanding 2012 for British cycling marked by the historical victory of Bradley Wiggins on the Tour de France the United Kingdom will again hold pride of place in 2014 The Grand Départ of the 101st edition of the Tour will take place on 5th July in Leeds in the county of Yorkshire Seven years after the Grand Départ of the Tour de France 2007 and two years after the latest Olympic Games London will host the last stage on British soil before the pack returns to mainland Europe The details of this Grand Départ and the stages it will include will be revealed at a press conference that will take place on Thursday 17th January 2013 in two phases in both Leeds and Paris All the news 03 06 15 DIMENSION DATA SIGNS FIVE YEAR OFFICIAL TECHNOLOGY 12 09 14 Grand Départ of the 2016 Tour de France the Manche a 10 22 14 Tour de France 2015 in constant evolution 12 06 13 Tour de France à la voile a new Tour 11 28 13 Utrecht 2015 the colour of cycling 11 23 13 Tour de France 2014 three mountain ranges 09 13 13 Saitama Criterium by Le Tour de France The Cycling 07 19 13 The Tour de France and the Arc de Triomphe two giants 07 17 13 The Tour de France Fan Park the temple of Froomania 03 25 13

    Original URL path: http://www.aso.fr/us/20121214-tour-de-france-2014-grand-depart-in-yorkshire-london-to-host-a-stage.html (2015-10-11)
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  • Le Tour 100: 100% French : A.S.O
    of the Alpe d Huez climb The Isle of Beauty will welcome the Tour de France for the first time The Grand Start will set the tone of an edition equally dedicated to majestic landscapes and sporting feats For the first time in ten years the route of Le Tour will remain entirely within the borders of France The biggest race in the world will pay homage to the theatre of its battles by inviting its viewers to discover the many UNESCO World Heritage listed sites from the Calanques de Piana to the gardens of the Château de Versailles including the Cathedral in Albi and the historical centre of Lyon to name but two After its Corsican sojourn Le Tour 2013 will continue to bathe in the theme of water including Nice Marseilles Saint Malo and Mont Saint Michel six stages will finish at the seaside whilst the pack will have the opportunity to ride along the four biggest rivers in France and pass alongside the sumptuous shores of the Serre Ponçon and Annecy Lakes During the three weeks of racing the action will also be aesthetically pleasing Once again a broad range of terrains has been chosen to offer all types of riders the possibility to shine in all the sequences that Le Tour will include Time trialists will have pride of place as part of a team in Nice then on their own at the Mont Saint Michel whilst the sprinters should be looking forward to the finishes in Marseilles Montpellier or also Saint Malo In any case the route will constantly favour the brave and amongst them the climbers will have opportunities spread all along their journey to Paris The Pyrenean programme includes climbs recently incorporated into the list of Tour de France s elite passes such as the Col de Pailhères or Col Hourquette d Ancizan passes Le Tour s leading lights will have a date in their diaries with the Giant of Provence the Mont Ventoux which has not been climbed since 2009 If they are dynamic the climbers will then have a sufficient amount of kilometres and steep gradients to really set off the fireworks in the Alps The final time trial of Le Tour has not taken place so far from the finish in Paris since 1975 More importantly there will still be more than 140 km of climbing spread over three highly intense stages the Alpe d Huez will have 42 bends this year because the riders will be faced with a double climb up to the ski resort on Thursday afternoon Another high altitude challenge will await them the next day as they head to Grand Bornand then also at the finish in Semnoz opposite Mont Blanc which they will discover 24 hours before arriving at the Champs Elysées Who knows if the winner of the 100thTour de France will have already been crowned Normal 0 21 false false false FR X NONE X NONE All the news 03 06 15

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  • ASO to take a break from the Silk Way Rally in 2012 : A.S.O
    2015 02 05 07 2015 04 26 07 2015 23 26 07 2015 26 07 2015 13 16 08 2015 22 29 08 2015 23 13 09 2015 24 27 09 2015 04 10 2015 Cycling Motorsports Public Events Golf ouvrir ASO to take a break from the Silk Way Rally in 2012 After a three year partnership between ASO and the Russian organisers the next edition of the Silk Way Rally July 7 13 will not be supported by the Dakar s organising teams nor will it bear the Dakar Series label Temporary factors prevented the parties from reaching an agreement for the 2012 edition They took note of this situation and chose to take a break from their partnership this year promising to work together in order to find a lasting cooperation model for the future ASO emphasises the close involvement of its teams in this adventure and wishes the 2012 Silk Way Rally the best of luck All the news 03 06 15 DIMENSION DATA SIGNS FIVE YEAR OFFICIAL TECHNOLOGY 12 09 14 Grand Départ of the 2016 Tour de France the Manche a 10 22 14 Tour de France 2015 in constant evolution 12 06 13 Tour de France à la voile a new Tour 11 28 13 Utrecht 2015 the colour of cycling 11 23 13 Tour de France 2014 three mountain ranges 09 13 13 Saitama Criterium by Le Tour de France The Cycling 07 19 13 The Tour de France and the Arc de Triomphe two giants 07 17 13 The Tour de France Fan Park the temple of Froomania 03 25 13 The Tour de France in the land of the rising sun 03 07 13 Creation of the Arctic Race of Norway a new race at the 02 19 13 Schneider

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  • Jean Van de Velde : new Director of the Alstom French Open : A.S.O
    area of France has since been very involved with the main players in French golf Successively ambassador for the application to host the Ryder Cup 2018 at the National Golf Course in Saint Quentin en Yvelines then for the Alstom French Open in 2011 Jean Van de Velde was also given the mission by ffgolf of mentoring young up and coming French golfers playing on the main professional circuits Very active behind the scenes in recent months he will therefore be even busier during the next few weeks Jean Van de Velde is a charismatic golfer who played in Europe and theUSAduring a career that saw him take part in the Ryder Cup in 1999 as well as several grand slam events and is a sportsman of international renown This added value did not go unnoticed by the directors of Amaury Sport Organisation and the French Golf Federation who chose to bank on him to enable the Alstom French Open to reach a new level This is a particularly exciting challenge that Jean Van de Velde will be committed to meeting with success a means of giving back to French golf all that it offered him over the last few years and contributing to developing our sport From 5thto 8thJuly the dates of the Alstom French Open it is very likely that Jean Van de Velde will feel a twinge of sadness at not teeing off with the others players However the increasingly popular success of the event should provide him with other great pleasures a different type of victory but equally as important All the news 03 06 15 DIMENSION DATA SIGNS FIVE YEAR OFFICIAL TECHNOLOGY 12 09 14 Grand Départ of the 2016 Tour de France the Manche a 10 22 14 Tour de France 2015 in constant

    Original URL path: http://www.aso.fr/us/20120126-jean-van-de-velde-new-director-of-the-alstom-french-open.html (2015-10-11)
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