XPO Logistics will take to the road in July for the 42nd year as the official transport partner of the Tour de France and the company expects its alternative-fuel fleet to use 49,000 litres of HVO.
When the winner of the legendary cycling competition is declared at the Champs-Élysées in Paris, an XPO team of 58 drivers will have transported more than 570 tons of goods over 3,328 km in 42 trucks — and 18 of those trucks will be fuelled by biodegradable hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO).
XPO first piloted biofuel at the 2021 Tour de France with a truck running on B100 fuel made from rapeseed oil.
A specially trained XPO team is responsible for the timely transport of equipment, safety barriers and other goods across the 21 stages of the race.
Luis Gómez, president of XPO Logistics – Europe, said: “We’re delighted to provide the Tour de France with an unprecedented level of support this year, while expanding the scope of our eco-friendly operations. It is a privilege to partner with one of the greatest competitions in the world for more than four decades.”
Jean-Baptiste Durier, corporate social responsibility director for Amaury Sport Organisation, the event organiser, added: “The time-critical pace of the Tour de France leaves no room for error behind the scenes. XPO’s commitment to the Tour’s success has solved many challenges over the years that we have worked together. Our partnership is bringing more sustainable transport to the 2022 Tour de France, and we will continue to envision new ways to reduce environmental impact each year going forward.”
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