Partner of the Yellow and Blue jersey
LCL is faithful to its commitment to cycling and has been present in 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 blue polka dot jersey
With Stéphanie Pernod Beaudon, the vice-president in charge of sports, I am proud that the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region is supporting one of the finest cycling races in the world: the Critérium du Dauphiné. Indeed, its mountainous route, including climbs up many passes and finishes at altitude, reveals the outstanding natural heritage of the region with every kilometre covered. With three mountain ranges that cover more than two thirds of its territory, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes is the biggest mountainous region in France. As a result, it provides a unique field of play for climbers and all the pretenders for the Tour de France. The riders will have to display boldness, combativeness and character to win on the Critérium. Much more than a legendary race, the Critérium is a magnificent showcase for our territories and an authentic post card for the finest landscapes of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.
Laurent Wauquiez – President of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Regional Council
Official partner of the stage winner
Established in 1998, is the leader in new-generation retirement communities. With more than 90 communities and 10,000 apartments across France and Belgium, DOMITYS builds and operates more retirement communities in these countries than any other company. Through its partnerships with Amaury Sport Organisation (A.S.O.), DOMITYS shows its commitment to the values of cycling: proximity, sharing, fun and, especially, a free spirit, which is an integral part of the brand's DNA.
DOMITYS gives senior citizens the opportunity to live with a free spirit at a new stage in their lives, one at which DOMITYS offers care and trust.
Official car and partner of the Green Jersey
Always striving to support activities on two wheels, ŠKODA became the official sponsor of major global cycling events including two Grand Tours – the Tour de France and La Vuelta a España – both of which have the "sprinter's" Green Jersey sponsored by the automaker. Other renowned ŠKODA-supported events include L’Etape du Tour, Paris-Roubaix, Liège-Bastogne-Liège, La Flèche Wallonne, Paris-Nice or Critérium du Dauphiné. Besides high-profile road races, ŠKODA has been organizing and endorsing local and community cycling events, ranging from amateur to semi-pro and launching initiatives dedicated to the improvement of safety and the bettering of relations among all traffic participants.
Partner of the white jersey
Best young rider
Savoie Mont Blanc: a cycling destination.
5,634 km of marked cycling itineraries, 270 km of cycle routes and greenways. 2,885 km of mountain biking itineraries, Savoie Mont Blanc is a paradise for cycling lovers. You can discover the region by cycling along the lakes, on the ViaRhôna or on mountains roads. And why not cycle one of the mythical passes? Thanks to electric bikes you can climb up the mountains like the pros! To organise your trip, you can download the Cycling App Savoie Mont Blanc: free and easy to use, it gives you access to many cycling tours of all levels in Savoie and Haute-Savoie departments. And for the local food products enthusiasts, itineraries with the label “Vélo & Fromages” are the best opportunity to taste delicious AOP cheeses of Savoie.
Team classification partner
NAMEDSPORT> is a leading Italian sports nutrition brand. Established in 2014 as the result of 30 years of experience in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries, it combines scientific know-how with a strong passion for sport.
From "weekend warriors" to elite athletes, the goal of NAMEDSPORT> is to serve a wide range of consumers with scientifically formulated supplements, based on the unique concept of applying the principles of natural medicine to sports nutrition. No matter how fast you are, how often you train and what your sporting goals are, you need to be healthy and prepared. We support you by providing products with all the nutrients you need before, during and after your work-out to pursue your goals.
Dimension Data helps you do great things through the use and adoption of technology.
As Official Technology partner of Amaury Sport Organisation (A.S.O.), 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.
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The Swiss cross within the Tissot logo symbolises the Swiss quality and reliability Tissot has shown since 1853.
The watches, sold all over the world, enable Tissot to be the leader in the traditional Swiss watch industry, exporting more than 4 million watches every year. Tissot stands by its signature, Innovators by Tradition. The high quality of the brand with every component is recognised worldwide. Tissot has been named Official Timekeeper and Partner of many global events such as basketball with the NBA and FIBA; cycling with the Tour de France and the UCI World Cycling Championships; motor sports with MotoGPTM and the FIM World Superbike Championship; and many more in ice hockey, fencing and rugby.
Flagship products include:
Tissot T-Touch (the first tactile watch, created in 1999). Tissot Le Locle, a timeless, classic, automatic watch with 80 hours of power reserve. Tissot T-Race, "the sporty design".
Insurance, health, savings, retirement: AG2R LA MONDIALE is the reference group in individual insurance.
We provide each of our 15 million clients with innovative and personalised solutions to secure their income, protect their health and cover them in the event of life accidents.
Our presence in all major metropolitan areas, our branch network and regional management structure mean that our clients are sure to get a service tailored to their personal context wherever they are in the country.
As a partnership with a joint and mutual governance structure, we have developed a unique social protection model that blends solidarity and performance.
This unique approach to our profession is the reason behind our involvement in cycling for the last 22 years to promote our values and prevent health disorders by urging people to take up physical exercise through our Vivons Vélo programme.
A brand-new high-performance collection
The French brand provides its textile expertise to the riders of the Tour de France and the most prestigious races on the international calendar by offering them high-tech products and a tailored service. In 2019, le coq sportif offers a high-performance collection combining authenticity and modernity to celebrate the centennial of the yellow jersey of the Tour de France. It continues its partnership with the Tour de France, whose label is printed on all its products. The new collection is now available from stores.
Shimano’s origins began in 1921 when Shimano Iron Works, the predecessor of Shimano Inc., was established by Shozaburo Shimano in Sakai city, Osaka, Japan. The first product was the bicycle freewheel, which, at that time, required the highest level of bicycle technology to produce.
By the 1950s the company was producing products such as external speed changers and internal speed changers (3-speed hub). The success of these products led to Shimano’s first overseas sales office, Shimano American Corporation (currently Shimano North America Holding, Inc.) in 1965, followed by Shimano Europe in 1973. The first overseas manufacturing base, Shimano Singapore Pte. Ltd., also opened in the same year.
In 1991, the company name became Shimano Inc. Its headquarters remain in Sakai, the city of Shimano’s birthplace. Shimano is dedicated to helping its customers get closer to nature, supporting people to realize their dreams and create new lifestyles. That comes with the desire to create outstanding cycling products and apparel.
Shimano Inc. has a wide range of functions, including planning, development, design, manufacturing, and various other support functions for supplying bicycle components as well as fishing tackle and rowing equipment.
Shimano Europe acts as the 'eyes, ears and mouth' of the global Team Shimano in Europe. Its mission is to be an excellent supplier and a valuable partner for all customers in its European markets and to create consumer demand for Shimano and Shimano-owned products.
With 100 years’ experience in creating internationally renowned bicycle components, Shimano is proud to have developed products that continue to take countless athletes to victory and provide the means for limitless global bicycle journeys.
Visit http://cycle.shimano-eu.com for more information.
Official media partner
Ever since its inaugural edition on 12 June 1947, the history of the Critérium du Dauphiné has been interwoven with that of our newspaper, whose sports section is a wonderful sounding board for the race. Starting in late May, the race founded by Georges Cazeneuve will weave its way around our region from Issoire to the Col de Porte and the finish in LES GETS, a route marked with the heroics that have carved out the legend of an event like no other.
Official media partner
FRANCEINFO is extending its collaboration with the Critérium du Dauphiné, one of the major events on the cycling calendar! Fanny Lechevestrier, a journalist from the sports department, will cover the Critérium du Dauphiné live. franceinfo covers the leading bicycle races and, more generally, major sports events: the Tour de France, the Solitaire du Figaro, the Route du Rhum, etc. Catch up on all the sports news every day with franceinfo sport at 6:34 and 7:36 am on franceinfo and franceinfo.fr. francetvinfo.fr
Official media partner
France Bleu will again be providing exceptional coverage of the event. Things are going back to normal for the 73rd edition of the Critérium du Dauphiné as it returns to its usual eight-day format. The race will start from Puy-de-Dôme and visit Haute Loire, Loire and Drôme before heading back to the Alps for the finish in Les Gets. Once again, the mountain roads will set the stage for a no-holds-barred contest between the leaders, including the favourites of the Tour de France. Follow the latest news on the Critérium du Dauphiné every day on France Bleu Pays d'Auvergne, France Bleu Saint-Étienne Loire, France Bleu Drôme Ardèche, France Bleu Isère and France Bleu Pays de Savoie. Race director Bernard Thévenet will be on air for L'étape du jour. France Bleu's stations will also be the reference for members of the public as the main conduit of information on traffic and access to the towns and cities hosting the event. France Bleu is the home of 100% local sport! Head to francebleu.fr for special coverage including all the practical information on the race.
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 2019 France Télévisions will once again offer exceptional live coverage of this emblematic race on the international cycling calendar. From 9th to 16th June, the 8 stages of this 71st edition can be watched live on France 3 from 1.30 pm on Sunday 9, 3.00 pm from Monday 10 to Friday 14, 4.00 pm on Saturday 15 and 3.25 pm on Sunday 16.
Alexandre Pasteur, Laurent Jalabert, Marion Rousse and Nicolas Geay 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. All the stages of this 2019 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