Tour de France green jersey in need of sponsor for 2015

French betting company PMU pulls out of green points jersey sponsorship after 25 years, leaving ASO looking for new backers

Peter Sagan, Tour de France 2013, stage four TTT

Tour de France organisers ASO are looking for new sponsors for the race's green jersey, as French betting company PMU announced it was pulling out of the partnership after almost a quarter of a century of being associated with the race.

Communications director of PMU, Benoit Cornu told L'Equipe that the company was moving its focus away from the world's biggest bike race to focus on building publicity in other sports.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).