XPO has announced that it will be the Official Transport Partner of the Tour de France for the 44th consecutive year.

A team of 59 drivers will move all the equipment necessary for each stage of the Tour including barriers, podiums, arches, paint for the race signs, prefabricated furniture for the villages, sound and video equipment and gantries.

The Tour de France has once again chosen the LESS HVO solution introduced by XPO Logistics in 2023. This sustainable, low-emissions solution uses HVO biofuel to reduce CO2 emissions by up to 90% and fine particle and NOx pollution by up to 30% compared to diesel.

In 2023, the use of biofuel enabled a reduction of 136,571 kg of CO2 for 48,826 litres used. The women’s edition, Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift, also saw a reduction of 18,976 kg of CO2 thanks to the use of 6,784 litres of HVO biofuel.

For the first time, a 100% electric road tractor will also travel from Mâcon to Nuits-Saint-Georges and be present at the Tour´s finish in Saint-Vulbas. XPO Logistics has been testing biofuel at the Tour de France since 2021, using B100 biofuel made from rapeseed oil, and has gradually strengthened its commitment to sustainable development ever since.

XPO´s drivers will also wear uniforms made from organic materials and are all rigorously trained in eco-driving.

XPO Logistics’ innovative service offering includes full load, part load, managed transport, last mile delivery, international transport solutions and contract logistics, all optimised through technology. The company tailors its solutions to the specific needs of customers in a variety of sectors including consumer goods, trade and industry, as well as at world-class events.

Luis Gómez, president of XPO Logistics - Europe, said: “Bringing our expertise to manage the transport and logistics of one of the world’s greatest sporting competitions means offering more innovative and sustainable solutions each year. This is part of our overall commitment to limiting CO2 emissions and helping our customers and partners to achieve their objectives for a more environmentally friendly future.”

The 2024 edition of the Tour will finish in Nice this year for the first time in over a century due to the event’s proximity to the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.