The Tour de France has come and gone, with a new champion being crowned. The 2013 Tour de France winner was Chris Froome, a member of Team Sky. This marks the second win in a row for the team (Bradley Wiggins won the 2012 Tour de France). His team had one sponsor who went above and beyond when contributing towards the team’s success.
Jaguar provided an XF Sportbrake as the team’s official support vehicle, and a sexy support vehicle it was. In fact, the new partnership between the Team Sky and Jaguar was agreed to in 2012 and was based around the supply of a fleet of Jaguar XF Sportbrakes.
However, Jaguar did not stop with just supplying the support vehicles. After winning this year’s Tour de France, Froome was presented with a brand-new Jaguar F-Type donning a Team Sky livery. The livery features a series of photographs running down the center that were sent in by supporters during Jaguar’s “#GetBehindTeamSky” social media campaign.
“Every young cyclist dreams of one day riding in the Tour de France, let alone winning it. I haven’t done it alone though,” said Chris Froome. “Team Sky has a great set of partners, and I’d like to thank Jaguar for their brilliant support over the past four years. They’ve invested a lot of time and ingenuity into designing the XF Sportbrake, which is the perfect race support cars for us. It has been crucial to keeping the team on the road throughout the competition”.
(Image Credit: Jaguar)