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The Auvergne Rhône-Alpes Region is the new partner of the mountain classification
17 July 2020

Tour de l'Ain 2020

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The Auvergne Rhône-Alpes Region is the new partner of the mountain classification

17 July 2020

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The Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region, which has already been supporting the Tour de l’Ain – Solimut Mutuelle de France for many years, is strengthening its commitment to the event and becoming the new exclusive partner of the mountain classification.

A partnership that is in line with the logic of its “mountain” territory and the support of emblematic sporting events in these difficult times. This year, the link with the Critérium du Dauphiné ( of which the Region is also a partner of the polka dot jersey) paves the way to the Tour de France, of which 7 stages will take place in the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes Region. The Auvergne Rhône-Alpes Region is thus in a way accompanying the cyclists in their preparation.

The Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region, the number one cycling territory in France in terms of the number of licensees and the number of clubs, will also accompany the Tour de l’Ain in the implementation of sanitary measures such as the distribution of masks.

The Tour de l’Ain is an indisputable showcase of the best in cycling in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes. Positioned in the heart of the summer, just before the Critérium du Dauphiné and the Tour de France, this event, which has now become a must for many seasoned riders, will be an opportunity to experience cycling at its best again after several months without racing.

At the Region, with Stéphanie PERNOD BEAUDON, our Vice-President of the Region in charge of Sports, we are very proud to be a major partner. We will thus be the exclusive partner of the polka dot jersey which fully corresponds to our identity, being the first mountain region in France. This 32nd edition will have a special flavour. Indeed, the final will take place at Le Grand Colombier on a route that will perfectly match the 15th stage of the Grande Boucle, a dress rehearsal that could attract great riders for a guaranteed show.

This is the meaning of our support for this event: to allow sporting events to make our territory shine while providing beautiful emotions. The bicycle, because it contributes to the diffusion of values such as surpassing oneself and the sense of effort, will always be able to count on our support. In this spirit, we have invested heavily to support more than 70 races and help more than 80 clubs throughout the region over the long term, not to mention our mobilization in favour of training centres, leagues and committees.

May this Tour de l’Ain be a great success. Good show to all!

Président of the Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Laurent WAUQUIEZ

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