ŠKODA Design creates trophies for the winners of the Tour de France 2021 – .

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ŠKODA Design creates trophies for the winners of the Tour de France 2021 – .



Mladá Boleslav, July 14, 2021 – On July 18, the participants of the 108th Tour de France will cross the finish line on the Champs-Élysées in Paris. This is where the winners of the individual rankings of the famous cycling classic will receive their trophies. This will be the eleventh time in a row that ŠKODA Design will be responsible for the design of the Czech crystal trophies.

Peter Olah, Head of Interior Design ŠKODA AUTO explains: “The trophies have become a real trademark of the Tour de France. This year, we have taken the forms of nature: the patterns are reminiscent of blades of grass or flowers pushing the trophy. They give the trophy a distinctly natural, almost feminine character. Our design addresses issues that are of great importance to society and to which we also pay great attention in our design.

The trophies, which are 60 centimeters high and weigh four kilograms, are made of light green glass and refer to the current design language of ŠKODA models with their characteristic crystal shapes. Employees of Czech crystal maker Lasvit bring ŠKODA AUTO creations to life and sculpt real works of art. The refraction of light and the play of shadows create a fascinating spectacle of intersecting lines. To cut crystal accurately, skilled glass cutters must have a steady hand and years of experience.

The 108e The Tour de France started on June 26, 2021 with the Grand Départ in Brest, Brittany. When the peloton arrives at the finish line on the Champs-Elysées in Paris on July 18, the riders will have covered 3,383 kilometers through France and the Principality of Andorra. Over 21 stages, the route covers flat and hilly sections, through mountainous sections and includes individual events.

ŠKODA AUTO is the main partner and official vehicle of the world’s largest cycling event for the 18the time. The Czech car manufacturer provides around 250 vehicles for the Tour de France race organization and management and sponsors the green jersey of the points classification leader. The all-electric ŠKODA ENYAQ iV is the command vehicle and mobile control center (“red car”) of Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme – like last year, replacing the ŠKODA SUPERB iV Plug -en on some stages. -hybrid.

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