The tour de France is ready for the start. On Saturday, the Skoda karoq will line up at the start as a service vehicle for three teams. The new compact SUV is supporting three teams during the 14-kilometer time trial in Dusseldorf. The vehicles have a few added extras on board such as radio equipment. The vinyl wraps on the exterior give the Skoda Karoq models an individual design.
- The Czech car manufacturer supports teams from South Africa, the Netherlands and Belgium during the time trial in Dusseldorf.
- Skoda’s latest and yet to be launched compact SUV is being used to transport spare parts and is equipped with radio equipment.
- More than 250 support and service vehicles from the Skoda will be there at the 104th edition of the Tour de France.
- Altogether, the Skoda fleet will cover around 2.8 million kilometers during this tour.
After an absence of 30 years, the Grand Depart of the tour de France is once again taking place in Germany. The time trial of the first stage leads from the fair-ground in Dusseldorf exhibition center, along the Rhine to the famous Königsallee boulevard and back along the Rhine to the exhibition center. A premiere for both Dusseldorf and the Skoda Karoq. This is Skoda’s new compact SUV that the Czech car manufacturer will be presenting to the public there for the first time.
The company is showcasing the Karoq on this tour and ahead of its market launch at the end of the year. Three Skoda Karoq are accompanying teams from South Africa (Team Dimension Data), the Netherlands (Team Lotto NL – Jumbo), and Belgium (Lotto Soudal) as service vehicles during the 14-kilometer time trial. They will not only act as a spare parts depot on wheels for the racing cyclists, but also have the team escorts on board who will be in communication with their cyclists via radio.