The city of Marcel Pagnol and Zinedine Zidane has frequently been under the spotlights. Already on the program of the first Tour de France in 1903 at the end of a 374-km stage that has left Lyon, it was also on the course of the 50th Tour anniversary (1953), then again of the centenary in 2003 and more recently of the 100th edition in 2013. Other than cycling, it was also in a year finishing by 3 that Marseille certainly witnessed its greatest sporting moment when the OM of Basile Boli and Didier Deschamps conquered the European Champions Cup in 1993. The next major highlight coming up will be on the 2017 calendar during which Marseille will be promoted to Sports Capital of Europe. The second biggest trade harbor in the Mediterranean will also find out next September if it has to prepare for another major outcome. Indeed the sailing events would be due to take place in Marseille if Paris was chosen to host the 2024 Olympic Games.
Prefecture of Bouches-du-Rhône (13)
860 000 inhabitants
Jersey wearers after the stage 21
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Sponsorship and Environment
Since it was founded, Amaury Sport Organisation has been involved in various sponsorship and philanthropy activities. It is the generosity of sport that can be found in a certain number of initiatives aiming to invest in the workings of the disciplines themselves (sponsorship of the French Federation of Cycling), in a humanitarian and social framework, (Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque, Actions Dakar, Un Techo Para Mi Pais) or in the environmental sphere (Madre De Dios, selective sorting, etc.). Read more
A.S.O. is committed to integrating environmental considerations into the organisation of its races: Limiting CO2 emissions; A quality waste management policy for the spectators but also for the organisers and the riders; The promotion of cycling as an alternative, environmentally-friendly means of transport. Read more