Partner of the Yellow and Blue jersey
LCL is faithful to its commitment to cycling and has been present on the Tour de France since 1981.
LCL reinforces its presence throughout the year thanks to internationally renowned cycling races including:
- Critérium du Dauphiné
- Tour de France
Partner of the red polka dot jersey, Best climber
The Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region is proud to count one of the most outstanding cycle races in the world among its annual sporting events: the Critérium du Dauphiné. Each kilometre of its mountainous route, with the many mountain passes to be climbed and summit finishes, highlights the region’s exceptional natural heritage. With three mountain ranges covering over two thirds of the region, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes is the mountainous region in France. It thus boasts a unique playground for climbers and all the Tour de France hopefuls. Riders need to demonstrate daring, combativeness and character to win the Critérium.This is why the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region, which shares these values of combativeness and courage, rewards the best climber every year with the red polka dot jersey. The Critérium is much more than a legendary race; it is a magnificent showcase of our regions and of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes’s most beautiful landscapes.
Official partner of the stage winner
Founded in 1998, DOMITYS is the French Senior Serviced Residences with a new generation of home-support. With more than 75 residences, 9,000 apartments throughout France and Belgium, DOMITYS builds and operates the largest number of those residences within its territory.
Thanks to its partnerships with Amaury Sport Organisation (A.S.O.), DOMITYS shows its attatchement to cycling’s values, that are proximity, sharing, pleasure and especially free spirit with the latter being a core value of the brand’s DNA. DOMITYS offers to live freely at a point that represents a all new stage in senior’s lives, stage at which DOMITYS provides goodwill and trust.
Official car and partner of the green jersey
The first vehicle to ever come out of the ŠKODA factory line was a bicycle, and we've loved cycling ever since. This year again, ŠKODA supports the peloton with our new compact SUV ŠKODA KAROQ and our whole range of vehicles equipped with the 4x4 system. Set off on your travels with the all-new ŠKODA KAROQ, replete with a sense of safety for your family, room for all your hobbies, and features to make life easier. Experience every day of the week differently. ŠKODA, simply clever.
Partner of the white jersey, best young rider
Download the Savoie Mont-Blanc cycling app.
Available free from the Apple Store and Google Play.
The app provides comprehensive information about 775 circuits, divided into three categories (waymarked circuits – long-distance rides – greenways and cycleways, mountain biking). For each route you will find a GPS itinerary, a description, photos, technical details and opening dates for passes. The geolocation function indicates the nearest circuits to where you are staying or where to find cycling-friendly accommodation if you are touring. Other features include information about repair shops, food stores and local club rides. An integrated timing system tells you how long your ride took and allows you to compare your times via social networking sites.
Dimension Data helps you do great things through the use and adoption of technology.
As Official Technology partner of Amaury Sport Organisation, we revolutionise the viewing experience of the Tour de France. A new generation of fans and followers of the race get a closer view of the action through live rider tracking, television graphics, and predictive data on social media and mobile screens around the world. Technology and data hold the key to transforming your digital business. Accelerate your ambition.
Since 1853, Tissot sells its timepieces in more than 160 countries round the world and is a member of the Swatch Group. A faithful cycling partner since 50 years, Tissot provides necessary timing services to the sport and strives for better performance, dedicating itself to the search for new technologies in order to deliver more accurate results. Tissot is delighted to celebrate cycling with the Tissot T-Race Cycling collection, which celebrates cycling through incorporate bicycle-inspired touches in a smart and stylish tribute.
On any given day, The Adecco Group – global leader for employment solutions – connects over 700,000 people across 60 countries with job opportunities. In France, through our historical subsidiary Adecco, we help companies meet their HR needs and talented people find fulfilling employment, be it temporary or permanent.
In 2018, Adecco becomes the Official Recruiter of the Tour de France, employing the iconic teammates who make it a great success every year. Beyond the Tour de France, Adecco is also partner of four other international-outreached competitions, including the Critérium du Dauphiné.
Insurance, health, savings, retirement, social commitment: AG2R LA MONDIALE is a leading group in the personal insurance field.
We offer all of our 15 million clients tailor-made innovative solutions to safeguard their income, protect their health and cover them in the event of life accidents.
Our presence in all major cities, our commercial network and regional management structure means that our clients can be assured of local attention wherever they are in the country.
A partnership company with a joint and mutual governance structure, we have developed a unique social protection model which combines solidarity and performance.
This unique approach to our profession has encouraged us to be involved in cycling for the last 21 years to promote our values and to support health care by favouring physical exercise.
A brand new performance collection
The french brand uses its apparel expertise to serve the Tour de France riders and the most prestigious races of the international calendar by offering highly technical garments and a made-to-measure service. In 2018, le coq sportif launch the very first apparel performance collection in partnership with le Tour de France, whose label is printed on every product. This new collection is available in le coq sportif shops and e-shop.
Providing assistance during the race
Mavic, your trusted partner for almost 130 years. Mavic, established in 1889 is a French manufacturer of integrated Wheel-Tyre systems for maximum performance, plus components for discerning cyclists to professional racers. Mavic designs in the Alps in Annecy, France and develops leading innovative technologies for its comprehensive rider’s equipment range. Mavic is also on the road at your side on the largest sportive events with its neutral yellow and black technical assistance. More detailed information on our website at mavic.com
Official media partner
Since its first edition on 12th of June 1947, the Critérium du Dauphiné has been very closely linked to the history of paper, providing a wonderful sounding board for the race through its sports pages.
In the first days of June, the race founded by Georges Cazeneuve will criss-cross the roads of our region, from the Alpine massifs to the Rhône Valley, a route marked with the outstanding achievements which have carved out the legend of this unique event.
Official media partner
FRANCEINFO is continuing its collaboration with the Critérium du Dauphiné, one of the major events on the cycling calendar! Fabrice Rigobert, a journalist from the sports department, will cover the Critérium du Dauphiné live. Franceinfo covers the major cycling races and the biggest sports events in general: the French Open, the Moselle Open, the Open 13, the Rugby Top 14, the Tour de France, the Solitaire du Figaro, the Division I and 2 football championship matches, etc.
Catch up on all the sports news every day on the air with FRANCEINFO during the “France Info Sport” feature.
Official media partner
France Bleu: on all the routes of the Critérium du Dauphiné As a dedicated local news broadcaster, France Bleu will be providing listeners with outstanding race coverage.
The “Beaujolais”, “lac de Paladru”, “barrage de Roselend” and “col des Saisies”: once again this year, cyclists will need to call on all their climbing skills as they compete on the region’s most beautiful roads.
Follow the stages live every day from the finish line, on France Bleu Drôme Ardèche, France Bleu Isère, France Bleu Pays de Savoie and France Bleu Saint-Étienne Loire.
France Bleu will also be the key broadcaster providing the public with useful information throughout the event: local France Bleu stations will broadcast traffic news and road closure information in areas on the race route for each stage. Traffic information for the busy periods will be available in a special file on francebleu.fr
Official tv broadcaster
The historic partner and official producer
Every year France Télévisions offers unparalleled coverage of the cycling season, mainly on the France 3 channel. Every season, the coverage features over twelve men’s and women’s races, either one day or stage races (as well as races specifically broadcast on France 3’s regional channels), a total of over 160 hours of live coverage every year across all the France Télévisions channels. This programme makes France Télévisions the leading channel for sport and the key broadcaster in terms of cycling events.
The historic partner of the Critérium du Dauphiné and the official producer of the race's international broadcast, in 2018 France Télévisions will once again offer exceptional live coverage of this emblematic race on the international cycling calendar. From 3rd to 10th June, the 8 stages of this 70th edition can be watched live on France 3, from 3.25 pm during the week (from 4th to 8th June) and from 1.30 pm to 3.30 pm at the weekend (on 9th and 10th June). Alexandre Pasteur, Laurent Jalabert and Marion Rousse will provide commentary, while Thierry Adam et Thomas Voeckler will take it turns on a motorbike in the heart of the race. There will also be full coverage of the race in the Stade 2 and Tout le Sport programmes as well as on the francetvsport website and app and in the news and sports programmes of France 3 Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and France 3 Bourgogne-Franche-Comté. All the stages of this 2018 edition can also be watched live on simultaneous video on the francetvsport website and app and you can view them again for seven days on france.tv