LYON, FRANCE – 6 July 2018 – XPO Logistics, a leading global provider of transport and logistics solutions, has been named the official transport partner of the 105th Tour de France, one of the world’s biggest sporting events. This is XPO’s 38th consecutive year partnering with the Tour de France to support all 21 stages of the race, transporting approximately 360 tonnes of equipment over 270,000 kilometres.
XPO specialists in transport events have been preparing for the Tour de France for the past five months. The cyclists will depart from Noirmoutier-en-l’Île on 7 July and finish on the Champs-Élysées in Paris on 29 July. Forty-six XPO trucks and a team of 55 drivers will travel with the event, transporting materials such as barriers, podiums, gates, course paint, furniture for the villages, sound and video equipment, and merchandise from sponsors.
Luis Gomez, managing director–transport, XPO Logistics Europe, said, “The Tour de France is a thrilling challenge for our team, and we’re proud to once again serve as the event’s official transport provider. We have been supporting this event for decades, and every year the excitement is palpable. Our role behind the scenes is vital to making the Tour a success and ensuring that the athletes can give it their best.”
Other major competitions supported by XPO Logistics include the Arctic Race of Norway, Paris Marathon, Evian Golf Championship, Freeride World Tour, Coupe de France (Football) and Tour de France à la Voile (Sailing).
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About XPO Logistics, Inc. and XPO Logistics Europe SA
XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: XPO) is a top ten global logistics provider of cutting-edge supply chain solutions to the most successful companies in the world. The company operates as a highly integrated network of people, technology and physical assets in 34 countries, with over 89,000 employees and 1,431 locations. XPO uses its network to help more than 50,000 customers manage their goods more efficiently throughout their supply chains. The company has two reporting segments: transportation and logistics, and within these segments, its business is well diversified by geographies, verticals and types of service.
XPO's corporate headquarters is in Greenwich, Conn., USA, and its European headquarters is in Lyon, France. The company conducts the majority of its European operations through its subsidiary, XPO Logistics Europe SA, in which it holds an 86.25% controlling interest. The remaining stock is traded as XPO on Euronext Paris - Isin FR0000052870. www.xpo.com
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