XPO Logistics supports Tour de France

XPO teams have provided crucial behind-the-scenes support for the ASO organising team of the Tour de France since 1981
XPO Logistics, which occupies the number four slot in the latest Fuel Oil News top 10 fuel logistics companies, recently acted as the official transport partner to the 104th Tour de France.
Preparation for the world-famous bicycle race, which departed from Dusseldorf on 1st July, finishing on the Champs-Elysees in Paris on 23rd July, took five months to complete, involving a team of experts dedicated to ensuring that all 21 stages of the race ran smoothly.
XPO was responsible for transporting materials required for all stages of the race, including barriers, podiums and gates, as well as furniture for the villages, sound and video equipment, and merchandise for sponsors.
Forty-six trucks and 55 drivers were assigned to travel with the event. They covered over 270,000 kilometers and carried 360 tonnes of equipment, including the paint to mark the course and finish line.
The Tour de France is always an exciting challenge for us,” said Troy Cooper, XPO Logistics chief executive officer in Europe.
“We’re proud to serve in this key role as transport and logistics provider. We have nearly four decades of experience helping the organisers stage this great event and supporting the athletes in giving their best.”