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How to get VIP access to the Tour de France - discover what Sports Tours International can do for you!

Added: thursday 08 October 2009 at 0:30:00
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    How to get VIP access to the Tour de France - discover what Sports Tours International can do for you!As you know the Tour de France is the most popular of the three Grand Tours and thus the most popular cycling event in the world. Many people watch it on TV (the Tour de France is the first annual sports event in terms of TV audience) or visit the Tour alongside the road, but more and more people want to be really part of it and become a Very Important Person for one day ...

    The organisor of the Tour de France thus rewarded the Official Tour Operator status to some tour operators specialised in sports. But what can an Official Tour Operator offer? This article allows you to discover this by presenting one of the Official Tour Operators for the Tour de France, Sports Tours International.


    >> [UPDATE November 2011] Sports Tours International is no longer an official tour operator of the Tour de France. For more information about another official tour operator of the Tour de France, I suggest you to read the article A VIP day or trip to the Tour de France, you can do it! about Custom Getaways.

    VIP access to the Tour de France

    Sports Tours International customers on the podium at the Tour de France finish in Jausiers in 2008Except for being invited by one of the companies sponsoring the Tour de France (your chance to get such an invitation is quite small unless you are a big customer of one of those sponsors!), only an Official Tour Operator is able to provide you VIP access to the Tour de France.

    Access to the Village Départ / private VIP areas close to the finish.
    Meet famous people of the Tour de France (former professional riders, but also stars such as Ben Stiller this year).
    Do the stage in a car only one hour before the riders pass (imagine the atmosphere with the people standing alongside the road cheering at you because they think you're a star!) or even follow a rider on one of the time trial stages in an official Tour de France car.
    Step on the podium just like the professional riders do only a few hours after your picture was taken on the highest step!

    The only Official Tour Operator for the Tour de France based in Europe

    Strangely, Sports Tours International is the only tour operator with the Official Tour Operator status which is based in Europe.

    The company proposes cycling tours and cycling holidays on the major events such as the Tour de France, the Giro d'Italia and the Vuelta a España, but also specific cycling holidays during which you get to show your performances on a bike yourself. Their list of cycling holidays is almost endless!

    Participate in the Etape du Tour Mondovelo with Sports Tours International

    L'Etape du Tour MondoveloSports Tours International is the largest tour operator to the Etape du Tour Mondovelo. This cyclo sportive event allows amateur cyclists to ride one of the official Tour de France stages in the same conditions as the professional riders and only a few days before the professional riders do it.

    As announced in my article about the rumours on the Tour de France 2010 route, in 2010 the Etape du Tour Mondovelo will probably be on Sunday 18 July 2010 between Pau and the Col du Tourmalet. This stage will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first visit of the Pyrenees and thus the Col du Tourmalet by the Tour de France.

    Sports Tours International is the official agent for people participating in many countries outside France and thus proposes complete packages including hotel accommodation and local transport but also entry only registrations. In order to arrive at the start of the Etape du Tour 2010 in good shape, the company also proposes two training weekends in the UK: the May Day Bank Holiday weekend and the May training weekend on 21 May.

    Other cycling tours and cycling holidays

    A Sports Tours International customer climbing the Alpe d'HuezFinally, Sports Tours International not only organises cycling trips to France. Their offer covers almost the whole world, especially with events in Spain (including the Tour of Spain), Italy (including the Tour of Italy), Australia (including the Tour Down Under), the Spring and Autumn Classics in Belgium and France and even the Six-Day track cycling event in Ghent, Belgium.

    Finally, for those of you who are not into road cycling (alone), Sports Tours International also organises trips to marathons and triathlons and a mountain biking holiday.

    The other Official Tour Operators for the Tour de France

    Besides Sports Tours International, A.S.O. has awarded the Official Tour Operator status to two other companies: Bike Style Tours based in Australia and the American company Custom Getaways. The company run by a former professional cyclist, Ronan Pensec Travel, is a technical tour operator and can thus provide access to some parts of the Tour de France.
    You can be at the Tour de France finish in Paris!

    by Thomas Vergouwen
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  1. ben oui mais je vais devoir me concentrer et relire ton article car j ai rien capté mdr, moi je ne veux pas faire du vélo , je veux juste un laisser passer , ou une accreditation pour te voir et voir JAJA et puis René...voila c est tout pour le moment ..!!

    | vaucaire Nath | thursday 08 October 2009 at 17:16:59

  2. Nath, c'est juste que Thomas a trouvé un nouveau sponsors ;-)

    | Mart1 | friday 16 October 2009 at 11:03:16

  3. Ce qui est surtout intéressant dans le village départ, c'est la bouffe! ;-) Sodexho...
    Enfin, quand il y a des huitres...

    | Pierre | sunday 18 October 2009 at 12:01:49

  4. BEURKKKKKKKK des huitres en Juillet non merci ...!!tiens j en ai la chair de poule
    au village départ ,La bonne bouffe c est JAJA, mais on ne peux pas gouter , c est triste ca .........mdrr
    Bon j arrête de dire des âneries , par respect pour mon JAJA ...MOUAHHHH, KISS A VOUS

    | vaucaire Nath | sunday 18 October 2009 at 20:15:08

  5. L.S.
    Graag zou ik willen weten hoe wij de vipkaarten kunnen verkrijgen. Wij zijn grote wielerliefhebbers van 60 jaar. Wij willen graag met minimaal 2 of maximaal 4 personen de proloog bezoeken. Is dat mogelijk?

    | Jan van Gool | tuesday 15 June 2010 at 10:22:12

  6. Bon j ai relu ton article et cliqué sur les liens...!!!
    je suis dans la mouise.....................ce n est pas écrit en Francais..!
    Je ne parle , ni lis ,ni écris un mot d' Anglais..!!
    et bien tant pis , je verrais JAJA comme d hab a RTL a la zone technique... ;( a Reims..!

    | vaucaire Nath | tuesday 15 June 2010 at 21:05:29

  7. hallo, mijn vriend is grote fan van wielrennen en veldrijden. Het is zijn grote droom een VIP gast te mogen zijn in de tour voor één dag. Graag zou hij een meerijden met een volgwagen en de renners eens ontmoeten! Hij heeft al veel meegemaakt en is zijn grote trots (ZIJN PAPA) verloren aan een hartaanval. Samen hebben wij een dochter van 5maand (Anne-Laure). met cadeautjes kan ik hem weinig plezieren dit is zijn grote droom! Is er iemand die mij kan helpen? Ik heb al overal gezocht waar ik eventueel aan VIP kaarten kan geraken?

    mvg eveline de windt

    | eveline de windt | wednesday 12 January 2011 at 22:08:02

  8. Comment fait on pour être sur d'en avoir ? Où les acheter ???!!

    | Leblanc | thursday 26 May 2011 at 10:09:23

  9. BONJOUR A TOUS J AIMERAIS SAVOIR SI UNE OU PLUSIEURS PERSONNES POURRAIT ME DIRE SI LCL PEUT ENVOYER UN OU PLUSIEURS PASS VIP TOUR DE FRANCE POUR SES CLIENTS MERCI D AVANCE TOUR DE FRANCE VOTRE

    | BARBIER | saturday 30 June 2012 at 20:56:49

  10. JE RECHERCHE PLACE VIP POUR DEUX PERSONNES POUR VILLAGE DEPART CASTRES.
    MERCI DE ME RENSEIGNER.
    PRET MEME A L ACHETER CAR C EST MON REVE D APPROCHER DES COUREURS POUR PHOTOS ET DIAL.
    MERCI DE M AIDER

    | SEBASTIEN | monday 10 June 2013 at 22:30:22

  11. @SEBASTIEN : renseignez-vous donc auprès d'un des tour opérateurs officiels du Tour de France. Je sais que Custom Getaways par exemple vend des accès à l'unité, mais je ne sais pas si c'est le cas pour le village départ cette année. Dites-leur que vous les contactez de ma part :-).

    | Thomas Vergouwen | monday 10 June 2013 at 22:53:18

  12. Bonjour thomas comme@ sébastien je suis intéresser pour avoir des pass vip j'ai pour cela cliquer sur le lien custom getaways mais c'est écrit en anglais alors comment faire pour les contacter merci de m'aider

    | BARBIER | wednesday 12 June 2013 at 19:40:03

  13. comment se procurer un psss vip pour le vilage depart en 2018

    | bacle | sunday 09 July 2017 at 16:07:42

  14. Bonjour,

    Je suis une grande fan de cyclisme et mon rêve serait de voir mon coureur préféré André Greipel ainsi que son équipe Lotto Soudal en vrai, c'est à dire de pouvoir acceder aux accès réservés aux coureurs !

    Je me permet de vous envoyer ce mail car j'ai remarqué qu'il était possible d'avoir un badge invitation VIP pour voir de près les coureurs.
    Seulement,je ne sais pas comment faire...
    Serait-Il possible d'en avoir un pour le Tour de France 2018 ?

    Mes sincères salutations,
    Dans l'attente de votre réponse,
    Chloé

    | Breton Chloé | monday 24 July 2017 at 19:57:18

  15. je voudrais une invitation pour l arrivé du tour de France sur les Champs-Elysées merci gratuit

    | levesque | tuesday 09 July 2019 at 6:25:45

  16. Je voudrais deux passes pour l entrée au village du tour à Toulouse
    Cordialement
    Monsieur le roux marcel

    | Le roux | friday 12 July 2019 at 17:07:16

  17. Bonjour j'aimerais connaitre les formalités pour tenir un petit stand de 2˛m de maquillage artistique sur visage au public au dépars ou arriver des étapes.
    Merci pour votre compréhention

    | ermenier | saturday 01 May 2021 at 19:03:32

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