L to R: Jeremy Ord, Executive Chairman of Dimension Data and Yann Le Moenner, Managing Director of ASO
"We are privileged to partner ASO 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 announcement.
"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.
"Optimising 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 CEO.
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 future."