lastminute.com and Amaury Sport Organisation (A.S.O.) have announced a new partnership agreement making travel specialist lastminute.com a Tour de France official partner from 2022.
The sponsorship agreement with A.S.O. also includes Paris-Roubaix, Paris-Roubaix Femmes, the Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift and L’Étape du Tour de France.
An A.S.O. release noted… ‘This is a perfect partnership between one of the most challenging sporting events in the world and the iconic lastminute.com brand. The Tour de France gives millions of viewers the chance to witness epic performances while travelling across beautiful scenery.
‘Likewise, lastminute.com offers millions of holidaymakers brilliant deals to getaway and do the things they love the most – travelling.’
To celebrate the partnership, lastminute.com will launch a digital campaign under the theme of #tourlikeapro, with tips and advice on how to best experience the race and explore some of Europe’s most scenic destinations. Tour de France followers will also be able to see lastminute.com branding in along the stages of the event.
Fabio Cannavale, CEO of lastminute.com, said “The Tour de France has showcased travel and sport on an epic scale for almost 120 years, combining beautiful countryside and romantic cities sceneries with ice-capped mountain ranges and famous landmarks like the Arc De Triomphe.
“While professional cyclists might fly-past in seconds, for spectators the memories of being there and the buzz of a live sporting event last a life-time. It’s a great and immersive experience which is why we’re so excited about being the official travel partner of the Tour de France.”
He continued, “Together we can promote the extraordinary spirit of epic sport, discovery and travel. We can’t wait for our customers and employees alike to experience the greatest sporting show on earth, with the same enthusiasm and passion we put in empowering millions of people to book their next holiday and getaways, supporting them to get where they want to get to, in the quickest and easiest way possible, so they can concentrate on the finish line – enjoying their next vacation.”
Yann Le Moenner, CEO of A.S.O., added “We are very happy to welcome lastminute.com as a partner of the Tour de France. Our sport is characterised by the discovery of landscapes, territories and cultures, everything you encounter when you travel.
“Every cycling fan has a great desire to explore the settings in which its champions ride. It is therefore only natural that the online travel sector’s European leader would join us in the great open-air visit that cycling offers.”
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