Number of the Month: 5

Number of the Month: 5

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ŠKODA is sponsoring the Tour de France, the world’s most famous cycling race, for the 16th time. As part of the deal, it is laying on 250 vehicles for the race organisers. This is also the fifth time in a row that the brand is the sponsor of the green jersey, worn by the leader in the points competition.

23. 7. 2019

We will find out which racer is wearing the green jersey emblazoned with the ŠKODA logo at the finish on 28 July. In keeping with tradition, the race this year finishes in Paris, which the peloton will reach in the 21st stage after battling through 3,640 km. In the capital, the very best will be presented with trophies designed by ŠKODA Design.

See how the crystal trophy for this year's Tour de France was made:

Following a contract extension this year, the partnership between ŠKODA and the Tour de France is set to last at least until 2023. ŠKODA is the Tour de France’s official main sponsor and the supplier of its cars. The 250 vehicles provided to the race organisers this year comprise not only OCTAVIAs and SUPERBs, but also SUVs – KAROQs and KODIAQs.

Throughout the race, a striking red SUPERB rigged with communication technology will be driven ahead of the peloton. It is from this car that the director Christian Prudhomme will be running the race. It is the only car allowed to drive through the finish line with the cyclists.

ŠKODA je pošestnácté oficiálním partnerem Tour de France

The number 5 is the star of the show as the latest Number of the Month, ŠKODA Storyboard’s series in which we regularly shed light on interesting facts about ŠKODA cars, on their past, present and future, and on events at ŠKODA, expressed through a particular number.

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