Tour de France winner presented with Skoda Designed Trophy
Following an exhilarating three-week race spanning over 3,400 kilometres, the riders of the 110th Tour de France crossed the finish line on Paris’s iconic Champs-Elysée. Sunday’s concluding ceremony marked the 13th time the winners – namely the overall champion Jonas Vingegaard and the winner of the points competition Jasper Philipsen –were awarded trophies created by the Škoda Design team. Amid the celebrations, Škoda Auto and the Tour de France acknowledged a milestone in their collaboration, commemorating the 20th anniversary of their strong partnership. The Škoda Superb Estate paid a fitting tribute to this occasion, accompanying the racers to the finish line. The unique Enyaq Coupé Respectline also drew the crowd’s attention as a symbol of diversity, equity, fairness and inclusion.
Klaus Zellmer, Škoda Auto CEO, said, “All the participants deserve our most sincere congratulations for their remarkable performances. It is always an emotional moment to watch up close with the fans as the riders zip past, and a special thrill for anyone with a heart for Škoda Auto to see more than 200 of our vehicles supporting the teams, staff and first responders as needed on the road. We at Škoda have been loyal supporters of the Tour de France for twenty years now and treasure the strong partnership we have built with the A.S.O. We feel at home at the world’s most famous cycle race – also because our company started 128 years ago by building bicycles. Bringing the camouflaged new Superb Estate to the race, just ahead of its world premiere this autumn, was one way we wanted to mark this special occasion in style.”
20th year of Škoda Auto–Tour de France partnership spotlights electromobility
On 23 July, the peloton, accompanied by Škoda support vehicles, completed the final, 21st stage of the Tour de France, having covered 3,404 kilometres. For the twentieth year running, Škoda Auto was one of the official main partners and vehicle provider. The 209-vehicle fleet championed sustainability with 207 being either all-electric or hybrid models. In keeping with this theme, Race Director Christian Prudhomme led the peloton from an all-electric Enyaq for the third consecutive year.
Trophies crafted by the Škoda Design team for the thirteenth time
The Škoda Design team traditionally creates the trophies for the overall champion and the winner of the points competition at the Tour de France. The sixty-centimetre, four-kilogram crystal trophies are then manufactured by the company Lasvit in Nový Bor. Each year, the trophies have a unique design thanks to different glass grinding techniques. Their silhouettes tapering towards the tip reflect the dynamic nature of the race: A wide peloton at the start, with contenders gradually emerging, until a lone winner crosses the finish line at the end.
Enyaq Coupé Respectline also catches the crowd’s attention
Besides the camouflaged Superb Estate, Škoda Auto showcased the unique Enyaq Coupé Respectline at the Tour de France. The car underscores the importance of human rights, respect for all people and the environment. It stands as a testament to Škoda Auto’s core values of acceptance, equitable opportunities, cultural diversity and mutual respect.
Tour de France Femmes avec ZWIFT follows the Tour de France
After this year’s Tour de France, the baton passed to the women who are competing in the second staging of the Tour de France Femmes avec ZWIFT. Comprising eight stages and covering a distance of 956 kilometres, the competition will culminate on 30 July in Pau. Here, the winners will receive their trophies, also created by the Škoda Design team.