XPO Logistics has been selected by the Tour de France as the official transport partner for the 2022 women’s competition, to be held from July 24 to July 31.
The eight-stage race will be the first edition of the 'Tour de France Femmes' and is sponsored by online cycling and running training programme Zwift.
XPO will use 14 drivers to transport 200 tons of cargo along the route, travelling over 1,000km by truck.
The company is also supporting the Tour de France which is currently underway, with 58 drivers moving 570 tons of cargo over 3,328km.
Luis Gómez, president of XPO Logistics in Europe, said, “We’re delighted to expand the scope of our 42-year partnership with the Tour de France by supporting some of the best women athletes in the world.
“In addition, we hope our involvement will encourage more women to learn about career opportunities in transport, and the increasingly inclusive nature of our sector.”
An XPO team dedicated to the Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift will be responsible for the time-critical transport of equipment and supplies throughout all stages of the race. Company drivers are trained in Tour de France protocols and emission-reduction techniques to ensure safe, eco-friendly operations.