The Local Council has supported Team Europcar since it was founded. The team spirit and fair-play values displayed by Jean-René Bernaudeau’s riders are certainly an example for young athletes, of which there are many in our region. Team Europcar knows that it can count on the support and enthusiasm of all Vendée residents throughout the yea
Accordhotels.com, a special partner of Team Europcar, is the reservations portal for the 4,000 Accor Group hotels. Present in 90 countries and ranging from budget to luxury, hotel reservations are made on Accorhotels.com, the number 1 hotel reservation site in France with over 6.5 million visits per month.
Renault will be the Europcar cycling team’s partner in 2012 and will provide them with a pool of vehicles including Renault Latitude and Laguna in «Bose Edition» and «Initial”, an Espace and a Trafic mini-bus. Through this partnership, Renault emphasizes its resolve maintain a close relationship with customers, strengthens its commitment to the world of sport and confirms its taste for challenges.
Since 2005, Fleury Michon has put its culinary and nutritional expertise at the service of Jean-René Bernaudeau’s team through a nutritional programme developed by its Research and Development department in collaboration with Dr P.P. Sabatier, sports nutrition doctor. Fleury Michon designed and funded the Espace Nutrition, a vehicle which doubles as a kitchen and a restaurant and follows the team throughout over 120 days of racing. Three Fleury Michon chefs prepare riders’ meals every day.
Hutchinson was created in 1853 by Hiram Hutchinson in Langlée near Montargis and began the production of bicycle tires from 1890. The biggest legends of the cyclism carry then the colors of the brand towards summits and chain the victories to the Tour de France; all in all, Hutchinson tire equipped not less than 17 winners of the Tour de France. Today, with Europcar Team, Hutchinson continues to become famous beside the biggest with innovative and successful products like Tubeless tires and a s
With 55 years of manufacturing top-of-the-range bikes, Colnago boasts a peerless record. From the first bikes made under the Colnago logo in 1954 to classic models such as the Master and modern designs such as the C59 and the M10, Colnago is always working to improve its race bikes. Its commitment is borne of a profound passion for the energy and intensity of racing which goes back to the young Ernest Colnago’s cycling career.
Velofitting is the ergonomics specialist for cycling. Designed to help cyclists of all ages, Velofitting, uses the best tools to measure the posture for the road biking, chrono, triathlon and mountain biking.
St-Yorre is the best water for athletes, and therefore for all cyclists, thanks to its exceptional mineral content (4 times higher than average mineral waters). Its effects on muscular recovery have been shown in a scientific study carried out with top-level athletes.
Since 2004, Kinestart, the body care treatment specialist, has developed and constantly improved a state of the art range of massage products for Jean-René Bernaudeau’s programme. Kinestart responds team riders’ requirements and needs before, during and after physical strain
Tacx has a long history within the sport. The popularity of their cycle trainers in both the home and the peloton is a testament to their innovation and foresight. A hallmark of Tacx is the quality of the product and the understanding that they can always strive to improve their product. A passion for cycling and the drive to innovate are perhaps the most important connection Tacx and Team Europcar share.
From the preparatory stages in Spain or on the Côte d’Azur until the end of season events in Canada and the end of season stay in Guadeloupe, Team Europcar members, riders, technical staff and management travel with Air France or one of the member companies in the SkyTeam Alliance.
With 25 years’ experience in the world of footwear, the company develops state of the art socks and by-products made in France. Ventura Socks has partnerships in the worlds of fashion and luxury goods. Quality, dynamism and innovation have been the company’s values since it was created in 2010. Delighted to be a partner of this new team, the company is, like Jean-René Bernaudeau, devoted to its craft. More information: www.ventura-socks.fr
LES FLEURONS, partners of Jean-René Bernaudeau’s team since 2009, with ULTIMUM, have been pioneers in natural fruit pulp and dried fruits. Classified as a «carbohydrate-intense active lifestyle food», the range includes: prunes, apricots figs, dates and bananas. Energy-intensive, digestible and tasty, the 70g pulp flasks can be used before, during and after physical exertion. Find out the latest ULTIMUM news as well as the FLEURONS dried fruits used by Team Europcar riders
The 3D motion capture technology is the most accurate bike fitting system in the world. Founded in Boulder, Colorado in 2006, Retül’s reputation has grown rapidly and they now work with the most successful teams and athletes in professional cycling and triathlon. Trusted by the world’s greatest cyclists and triathletes.
Skins™ renforce sa présence dans le monde du cyclisme en devenant fournisseur officiel de produits de compression du Team Europcar. Skins™ apporte son savoir-faire et son expérience aux coureurs et au staff technique de l’équipe pour cette nouvelle saison. Basés sur de multiples études scientifiques, les produits Skins™ améliorent la circulation sanguine pour une meilleure oxygénation musculaire
A French company and the world leader in automatic pedals for the road, LOOK is the inventor of the automatic pedal, the first carbon frame in 1986, and the first carbon mono-block frame indoor tracks. It has strategy of investing heavily in research and development earned it the INPI Trophy for most innovative French SME in 2009. LOOK provides Europcar riders with KEO Blade carbon blade pedals, and KEO Blade Aero pedals for against the clock events.
Sigma, the world leader in bike speedometers, continues to move forwards by providing highly reliable and easy to use technical speedometers. New for 2012: Rox 8.1 and 9.1. Sigma is also known for its cycling lights as well as its heart-rate monitor watches. At the start of 2012, Sigma added a new range of products to its catalogue: cardio running watches, which measure distance and speed for runners
Louis Garneau is the undisputed leader in the cycling helmet, footwear and outfitting industry. Since its very beginnings, Louis Garneau Sports has been providing cycling teams with outfits in their colours and is the Number 1 producer of personalised clothing in North America. Louis Garneau was the first to provide ventilated cycling shoes, cycling gloves with ventilated palms, a moulded and ventilated pad, and even a certified time trial helmet
Campagnolo is an Italian company which has been producing high-end bicycle parts for 77 years. This year, Campagnolo will put its first revolutionary electrical groups on the market which will be used by certain Team Europcar riders throughout the season. Campagnolo has enjoyed countless successes in the world’s greatest cycling events. Campagnolo has been faithful to Jean-René Bernaudeau for many years.
The story of Selle Italia is one of many victories – dreamt of, savoured and won. Even crossing the finishing line of 115 years in business (1897-2012) has the taste of victory, of a manufacturing and sporting adventure lived out day by day with the same insatiable passion. To innovate or remain faithful to tradition? Both - it is even second nature when one’s heritage is to invent, constantly explore new principles, new construction techniques, new materials.
In a world becoming more and more banal and conventional, Deda Elementi clearly asserts its own way of thinking about and designing components for competition bicycles. Whether you step out from your home to participate in Milano-Sanremo, or just to go for a ride with your friends, Deda Elementi produces handlebars, stems and other components for your bicycle with exactly the same care and passion