Škoda celebrates 20th year of Tour de France sponsorship

30. června 2023

Škoda is proud to announce it is the official automotive partner for the world’s most prestigious cycling event, the Tour de France 2023, for the 20th year in a row.

To celebrate and bring the race to those most passionate about the sport, Škoda took over one of the UK’s top cycling hotspots, Denbies Wine Estate in Surrey, to recreate the atmosphere of the Tour and surprise unassuming Sunday morning cyclists.

Locals were met by screaming fans as they triumphed up the hill and received a professional commentary of their riding from renowned pundit, Simon Brotherton, making cyclists feel like the superstars of the Tour, just like the legendary Chris Froome and Mark Cavendish.

Surprised cyclists experienced a replica of the famous French race, surrounded by feather flags, mile markers, French signs, chalk floor markings, crowds draped in official merchandise, before sailing through an inflatable finish line which even featured an imitation of the notorious Didi the Devil, where they were met by Simon Brotherton, the BBC’s lead Tour De France commentator for the last 10 years.

Brotherton turned his expert eye toward amateur cyclists to offer expert analysis of every turn of the handlebar and rattle of the chain, as if being broadcast live all over the world. What’s more, each cyclist received an individual clip of their ride - complete with Simon’s words of wisdom – as a souvenir of their cycle. Riders were confused, surprised but delighted.

Denbies Wine Estate is a notorious UK hotspot for hotshot road-cyclists, professionals in training, and casual cyclists thanks to its unique Zig Zag Road, scenic views on each side and close proximity to London. All these combined means there is no better place for Škoda to celebrate it’s long-term sponsorship of the Tour de France than by showing support for fellow cycling enthusiasts and bringing the Tour to their door.

Skoda's longstanding partnership with the Tour de France showcases its unwavering commitment to the world of cycling. As a key sponsor since 2004, Škoda goes beyond traditional sponsorship by actively engaging in cycling activations such as the The Taste of Le Tour.

These initiatives not only demonstrate Skoda's support for riders and fans but also contribute to the development of the cycling community.


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