TDF Femmes Winner gets green trophy from Škoda Design

31. července 2023

Tour de France Femmes avec ZWIFT's second edition concluded in Pau after 8 stages and 956km. Dutch cyclist Demi Vollering won the overall title, while Belgian Lotte Kopecky claimed the Points classification and received a green Bohemian crystal trophy from Škoda Design. Škoda remained the main partner and vehicle supplier, providing 34 plug-in hybrid and all-electric vehicles, including Octavia iV, Superb iV, and Enyaq models. The battery-electric SUV served as the lead vehicle; the infamous "Red Car."

Points classification winner receives green trophy created by Škoda Design team

Škoda Auto was again a sponsor of the green jersey for the leader of the points classification. Lotte Kopecky finished the tour with the points jersey and received the green trophy created by the Škoda Design team. The crystal sculpture has sharply defined lines that are reminiscent of a bicycle. The precision and technicality refer to the parallels between cycling and automobile construction. The design was brought to life in an elaborate glass-cutting process using traditional methods by crystal specialist Lasvit in Nový Bor.

Cyclists completed a demanding route of almost 1,000 kilometres

During the 956 km route, international riders from 27 countries had to master four flat stages, two hilly stages and one mountain stage, as well as an individual time trial, on their way to the finish line in Pau. After starting in Clermont-Ferrand, they conquered an elevation gain of more than 14,000 metres and two mountain ranges. On the seventh of the eight stages, they reached the highest point of the track at an altitude of 2,110 metres and finished in the Pyrenean Mountain pass, the Col du Tourmalet. The riders were accompanied by 34 hybrid and all-electric Škoda models, with the Enyaq iV serving as the lead vehicle ("Red Car") for the race director, Marion Rousse.

Driving for fair opportunities: Škoda Enyaq Coupé Respectline

To increase public attention for diversity, equity and fairness in all areas of life, the athletes were accompanied by the Škoda Enyaq Coupé Respectline on the final 22.6 km stage. The purpose of the one-of-a-kind vehicle is to promote the equal and fair treatment of everyone, regardless of origin, nationality, age, gender, gender identity, sex, faith, sexual orientation, or other personal characteristics.

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