Garin, Coppi, Merckx, Bobet, Duclos-Lassalle, Hinault… The legend of the Queen of Classics, Paris–Roubaix, goes all the way back to 1896, predating the inaugural edition of the Tour de France by seven years. The Hauts-de-France Region, a major partner of a race that brings out tens of thousands of fans along its roads year after year, is proud to renew its support for this event. It is also proud to have stood for decades behind this great and beautiful race, which will follow in the footsteps of other major classics this year by organising a women›s race a few days ahead of the men›s one. Hauts-de-France, a sports and cycling hub, wishes everyone an excellent 2021 Paris–Roubaix.
The European Metropolis of Lille (MEL) is pleased to host the first edition of Paris-Roubaix Femmes! Serving the 95 municipalities that make it up, the European Metropolis of Lille acts on a daily basis for 1.2 million residents. It is involved in essential areas such as transport, housing, the economy and sport. For several years, the MEL has been developing a multi-faceted sports policy. The MEL supports sport for everyone, but also top-level sport, particularly for women: it provides assistance to 20 sports clubs, including 14 women’s or mixed clubs, and supports, within the framework of the “Terre de Jeux 2024” label, 30 young athletes for the Paris 2024 Olympics, including 13 young female athletes in rowing, basketball, athletics, swimming, rugby, table tennis and BMX. A true home of sports, the MEL has made hosting major sporting and public events one of its trademarks. In 2023, the territory will host five matches of the Rugby World Cup. Last June, the MEL hosted the Top 14 semi-finals, which will return to the territory in 2024... 2024, a year resolutely devoted to sport as the MEL and the Pierre-Mauroy stadium will also host the women›s and men›s Olympic handball tournaments.
The FDJ Group, a key player of French sport that has already sponsored a men›s cycling team for over two decades, is also committed to promoting and encouraging sport among women through its Sport pour Elles programme. In 2021, FDJ is proud to continue its support for top-flight women›s cycling by becoming an Official Partner of the inaugural Paris-Roubaix Femmes. In 2017, the Group started sponsoring the FDJ® Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope women›s cycling team, and it has since stepped up its involvement to net the team a UCI WorldTour licence for 2020. The team is heading into Paris-Roubaix Femmes with lofty goals. On top of its backing for pro cycling, FDJ supports the French Cycling Federation in its endeavour to foster amateur cycling among women.
New to Oakley for 2021, Encoder is a sport performance style with a progressive wrap design, purpose-built for use across multiple sport categories and designed with hat and helmet fit functionality in mind.
Established in 1975 and headquartered in Southern California, Oakley is one of the leading product design and sport performance brands in the world. The holder of more than 800 patents, Oakley is a culture of creators, inventors, idealists and scientists obsessed with using design and innovation to create products and experiences that inspire greatness. This philosophy has made Oakley one of the most iconic and inimitable brands on the market, with products that world-class athletes around the globe depend on to compete at the highest level possible.
Paris-Roubaix is a special race for us. It’s one we turn to each year with passion and anticipation. And with every edition, it becomes a proving ground for one of our flagship products, the Roubaix, and every race reenergizes our commitment to providing the best bikes and equipment for riders around the world. The Specialized Roubaix took its first Hell of the North victory with Quick-Step’s Tom 3“Tommeke” Boonen in 2008. It’s continued to claim seven Paris-Roubaix wins in total with Tom Boonen (2008 – 2009 – 2012), Fabian Cancellara (2010), Nikki Terpstra (2014), and Peter Sagan (2018) and Philippe Gilbert (2019). This year, the Specialized Roubaix will once again take its place on the hallowed cobbles of Northern France, but it’s not just a bike for the pros. The bike has always been for anyone that wants to go faster on the road, no matter if they’re the bone-shaking cobbles of Northern France or the backroads of your hometown.
For more information regarding the Specialized Roubaix, visit your local Specialized Retailer, or learn more about the Roubaix on specialized.com
Founded in Sakai City, Osaka, Japan in 1921, for 100 years Shimano has been dedicated to helping its customers get closer to nature and supporting people to realize their dreams. That comes with the desire to create outstanding internationally renowned bicycle components and apparel.
Shimano covers a wide range of functions, including planning, development, design, manufacturing, and various other support functions for supplying bicycle components
as well as fishing tackle and rowing equipment.
In Europe, Shimano acts as the ‹eyes, ears and mouth› of the global Team Shimano.
Its mission is to be an excellent supplier and valuable partner for all customers in its European markets and to create consumer demand for Shimano and Shimano-owned products.
SHIMANO is proud to have developed products that continue to take countless athletes to victory and provide the means for limitless global bicycle journeys.
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NTT believes that a connected race is a more exciting race
As Official Technology partner of Amaury Sport Organisation, NTT shapes the future of fan engagement, delivers deeper data insights through intelligent technology, and transforms the business of pro cycling through innovation and partnership. A new generation of fans and followers of the race get a closer view of the action through live rider tracking, television graphics, and predictive data on social media and mobile screens around the world. Intelligent technology and data hold the key to transforming your business. Together we do great things.
The plus sign in the Swiss Flag within the Tissot logo symbolises the Swiss quality and reliability Tissot has shown since 1853.
The watches, sold all over the world, enable Tissot to be the leader in the traditional Swiss watch industry, exporting more than 4 million watches every year. Tissot stands by its signature, Innovators by Tradition. The high quality of the brand with every component is recognised worldwide. Tissot has been named official timekeeper and partner of many global events such as basketball with the NBA and FIBA; cycling with the Tour de France, La Vuelta, The Giro D’Italia and the UCI World Cycling Championships; motorsports with MotoGPTM and the FIM World Superbike Championship and more.