Shimano releases more detail about Tour de France neutral service takeover

Japanese component manufacturer replacing Mavic to provide neutral service at all A.S.O. races, starting with Paris-Nice in March

Shimano neutral service
(Image credit: JORIS KNAPEN)

Following yesterday’s announcement by Amaury Sport Organisation (A.S.O.), the organiser of the Tour de France, that Shimano would be replacing Mavic as the provider of neutral service at most of the world’s top bike races, the Japanese component manufacturer has made its own announcement about the new agreement.

>>> Mavic will not provide neutral service at the Tour de France for the first time since 1977

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Simon Smythe

Simon Smythe is a hugely experienced cycling tech writer, who has been writing for Cycling Weekly since 2003. Until recently he was our senior tech writer. In his cycling career Simon has mostly focused on time trialling with a national medal, a few open wins and his club's 30-mile record in his palmares. These days he spends most of his time testing road bikes, or on a tandem doing the school run with his younger son.