Skoda's Cycling Heritage - Sponsored Video

Skoda has cycling in its blood and will be sponsoring the 2013 Tour de France for the 10th time this summer coinciding with the race's 100th anniversary.

Skoda started out producing bicycles in 1895 when the founders Vaclav Laurin and Vaclav Klement joined forces and began manufacturing bicycles in their home town of Mlada Boleslav in the Czech Republic.

Cycling has remained an important area for Skodda to support over the years and are partners not only of the Tour de France but also Giro d’Italia and the Road World Championship organised by the International Cycling Federation (UCI).

Skoda will be providing 250 cars, mostly Octavia Combi's and Superbs as accompanying cars in this years Tour De France.

We are really looking forward to watching this years 2013 Tour De France. With Sir Bradley Wiggins unfit to defend his 2012 Tour de France title, British hopes of winning a 2nd yellow jersey lie with his Team Sky team-mate Chris Froome. The 28-year-old is an excellent climber and time trialist and as well as helping Wiggins to victory last year, he finished 2nd overall.

You can read more about Skoda and their cycling partnership at

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