Tour de France Ford Ranger Is Already a Winner!
Ford’s Team Sky truck and ‘Share the Road’ campaign are fostering greater harmony between drivers and cyclists.
Standing out from the pack at this year’s Tour de France, which began July 7, is a special Ford Ranger, designed to help Team Sky stay head of the competition. The stylish pickup was created to spread the message of Ford’s “Share the Road” campaign that aims to foster greater harmony and empathy between both drivers and cyclists.
The Ranger pickup, which is equipped with a custom bicycle rack, will also transport medical staff, feed zone teams, and carry food, tools, spares, and drink bottles. “The high driving position will make it easier to spot potholes and choose the best riding lines,” says Ford in a press statement.
“The Tour de France throws up everything from icy peaks to muddy cobblestones and Ranger is a great go-anywhere addition to the fleet of support vehicles,” says Servais Knaven, sport director, Team Sky. “We are proud to get right behind ‘Share the Road’ – most of us are cyclists and drivers and fully support a campaign that highlights the benefits of looking out for each other.”
Ford is the exclusive supplier of cars and vans for Team Sky, with a partnership that began in 2016 already resulting in more than 100 victories. The Team Sky fleet also includes Ford Mondeo ST-Line wagons equipped with Intelligent All-Wheel Drive, S-MAX with Intelligent AWD, Edge, Tourneo, and Transit vehicles.
The Tour de France finishes on July 29 July. Follow Team Sky’s progress on Twitter.