JAGUAR CONGRATULATES TEAM SKY ON TOUR DE FRANCE VICTORY
Jaguar Cars, official supplier to Sky Pro Cycling (Team Sky), is delighted to congratulate Bradley Wiggins and Team Sky on winning the Tour de France. Team Sky has achieved an historic double by producing the first British winner of the Tour, whilst also riding for a British team.
Victory was finally sealed during a thrilling time trial on the penultimate stage of the Tour, where Bradley Wiggins produced the performance of a lifetime to seal his hold on the race leader's Yellow Jersey. The 2012 Tour has seen an imperious performance by Team Sky riders, securing the Yellow Jersey in a thrilling mountaintop finish on stage seven (where Team Sky rider Chris Froome also won the stage). The team managed to keep hold of the Jersey all the way to the final stage in Paris, where the team secured the perfect victory for sprinter Mark Cavendish, who now enters the top four stage winners in the history of the Tour de France.
Supporting the team's performance during every stage of the race was Team Sky's race support vehicles, two pre-production editions of the all new Jaguar XF Sportbrake. Chosen by the team due to their versatile capability and high performance, the XF Sportbrakes have been a very popular feature of the Tour convoy this year - the first time they have been seen on the road, prior to going on sale in October 2012.
Team Sky Team Principal, David Brailsford commented: "When we first put the team together in 2009, it was our stated aim to produce a British winner of the Tour De France. We dared to dream that within five years we could achieve that. We're feeling pretty euphoric right now, and on behalf of all the team would like to thank Jaguar for being there right from the very start to support us".
Jaguar Global Brand Director, Adrian Hallmark commented: "It is wonderful to see Bradley and Team Sky winning this legendary and iconic race. What an achievement for a British team on a global stage! We extend our warmest congratulations to everyone at Team Sky and look forward to the next race".