Cape Town - Dimension Data, the global IT solutions and services provider,
Sport Organisation (A.S.O.), owners of the Tour de France, have signed a five-year deal that
will see Dimension Data become the Official Technology Partner of A.S.O.
A.S.O cycling events include the Paris-Nice, Critérium International,
Paris-Roubaix, la Flèche Wallonne, Liège-Bastogne-Liège, Tour de Yorkshire,
World Ports Classic, Critérium du Dauphiné, Tour de France, la Course by le
Tour de France, la Vuelta a España, and the Paris-Tours.
Commencing in July this year at the Tour de France, Dimension Data will partner with A.S.O.
to revolutionise the viewing experience of billions of cycling fans across the
globe. Both organisations said their common goal in the coming years is to deliver
and share the best race information speedily and in real-time with race
commentators and the global viewing public.
are privileged to partner with A.S.O. to provide our technologies and skills to
one of the oldest and most prestigious events on the global sporting calendar.
We are proud to become the Official Technology Partner of A.S.O. in the field
of cycling,” Dimension Data’s Executive Chairman, Jeremy Ord said at the
“Cycling touches the lives of everyone in the world at some time: from little
children in cities and rural areas who learn to ride at a young age, to
teenagers and adults who rely on a bicycle to get to school or work and
back. At the same time, technology
unites people, and enables organisations to do things better, faster, and more
cost-effectively. We look forward to
a true partnership with many exciting opportunities for
both organisations,” said Ord.
the experience of fans, and providing them with a richer, more intimate
experience of cycling is at the heart
of our goal. Our focus is on harnessing technology to drive innovation in this
exciting, high-performance sport,” said Brett Dawson, Dimension Data’s Group
Christian Prudhomme, Tour de France Director said: “Dimension Data’s purpose is to ‘Accelerate
your Ambition’. Ours is to provide our cycling fans around the world with
concise, reliable information on the Tour de France and all our other races by
enhancing the content of our TV broadcast and our supporting digital platforms.
“Cycling is exciting and complex, and deserves to benefit from the latest
technologies to reveal all aspects of the sport. Our partnership with Dimension
Data by our side will help us deliver on our ambition and take our cycling fans
and spectators on a journey into the heart of the race and cycling in the