Škoda Auto is supporting the Tour de France this year (29 August – 20 September 2020) for the 17th time in a row as the official main partner.
The company is providing up to 250 vehicles for the organisation and race management of the cycling event, including the command vehicle (‘Red Car’) for Christian Prudhomme. In addition, Škoda is again sponsoring the green jersey for the best sprinter and, as a partner of the official Tour de France app, will be keeping fans up to date on the latest racing action.
This year’s Tour of France covers a total distance of 3,470 kilometres. On 29 August, around 180 riders will set off for Paris from the Grand Départ in the southern French coastal city of Nice. They will face 21 stages, including eight mountain stages, four mountain climbs and an individual time trial. The route of the Tour de France includes twelve new cities and towns, including Le Teil, Chauvigny and Mantes-la-Jolie. Among the highlights of the 107th run of the cycling classic are the mountain routes, which lead the peloton through the Alps, the Pyrenees and the Vosges mountains as well as the Massif Central and the Jura. The professional cyclists will have to master the Grand Colombier, the Col de la Lusette and the Col de la Madeleine, among others. On 20 September, the peloton will reach the finish line on the Avenue des Champs-Elysées in Paris.