Sports Tours International VIP Tour Operator of the 3 Grand Tours of Cycling
Sports Tours International has signed contracts with the 3 leading cycling events in the world; the Tour de France, the Giro d’Italia and the Vuelta a Espana. We are one of only 2 cycling tour operators worldwide who are official travel partners for all 3 events.
The full 2019 UCI WorldTour calendar was revealed in Innsbruck at the 2018 road cycling world championships with the actual full routes of the 3 Grand Tours to be revealed later on this year.
The Tour de France
Didier Durin from Amaury Sports Organisation says; we are delighted to have signed a new partnership agreement for 2 years (2018-2019). This renewal will strengthen the long-standing partnership between Amaury Sports Organisation and Sports Tours International. Our partnership means that Sports Tours International have access to a full programme of VIP access for its customers on ‘La Grande Boucle’ so they can witness the battle for yellow from a privileged vantage point.
We are looking forward to developing our relationship even further and start working on some of our other events like the new Deutschland Tour, the Arctic Race of Norway, the Tour de L’Avenir, the Volta Catalunya and Paris – Tours.
Paolo Bellino, General Director of RCS Sport said: “The Giro d’Italia – the toughest race in the world’s most beautiful place – passes through a selection of Italy’s most popular tourist destinations every year. Sports Tours International – UK’s No1 cycling tour operator – has been at the forefront of opening up cycling tourism to a wide audience globally and we are seeing the numbers of international cycling fans increase every year which, as race organisers we are very thankful for. We are very pleased to partner with Sports Tours International for the next 2 years, for all our Italian races.”
The RCS races on our 2019 cycling calendar that are already available to book are: 2019 Strade Bianche Pro race and Gran Fondo weekend, 2019 Milan Sanremo Pro race and Gran Fondo weekend, 2019 Il Lombardia Pro race and Gran Fondo weekend,.
The route of the 2019 Giro d’Italia will be announced on 31 October 2018 in Turin. Our tours and 2019 Giro d’Italia hospitality experiences will be available shortly afterwards. You can already book the 2019 Grande Partenza of the Giro d’Italia in Bologna with us.
The Vuelta a Espana
‘Charles Ojalvo, director of partnerships and public relations at race organisers Unipublic said ‘the Vuelta a Espana is known for its spectacular mountain top finishes and stunning Spanish scenery. Spain is the UK’s favourite holiday destination and we are very pleased to partner with the UK’s No1 cycling tour operator Sports Tours International for the next 3 years. Sports Tours International is a key player in the sports cycling holiday sector and their efforts have had a direct impact on the numbers of international Vuelta fans increasing every year which is something we’re thankful for here at Unipublic’