18 October 2013

Tour de France event at French Embassy October 24 7PM

Jerome has forwarded this information -- Looks like it could be fun!!

Special event with LE TOUR DE FRANCE's organizers

CCIFJ is very pleased to announce the organization of a special event about Le Tour de France.
Come and join us to attend a presentation of Mr. Amaury about the development strategy of Amaury Sport Organisation (A.S.O), in charge of several sports events among which the famous international race Le Tour de France. They will share with the audience their international development strategy where Japan has its improving role.
Best illustration : the Saitama Criterium by Le Tour de France that will be held on October 26th in the city of Saitama. This criterium will gather 20 local Japanese pro riders and 20 international racers, key riders of the 2013 Tour, starting with its clear winner, Chris Froome, plus green jersey Peter Sagan, the new king of sprint, Marcel Kittel, the two famous Japanese riders Yukiya Arashiro and Fumiyuki Beppu and the French winner of the Alpe d'Huez stage, Christophe Riblon.
Bernard Hinault, 5 times Tour de France Winner, and Jean-Francois Pescheu x, technical director of Le Tour de France, will also be joining the presentation on October 24th to share their past experiences as professional cyclists.
You’ll also have the chance to discover a teasing of the 2014 Tour de France race.
A Q&A sessions will also be organized, followed by a cocktail.
For the fans : some autographed Le Tour de France jerseys, caps and books will be offered and one famous French and Japanese riders will join this festive event.
Language : English
Date & time : October 24th, from 19:00 to 21:00
Place : Atrium at the French Embassy
Important Notice : Identity Card/Passport is MANDATORY to enter the French Embassy
Participation Fee : 3000 yens
Reservation Deadline October 21st, 2013 (Monday)
For registration, please use the following link : http://ccifj.frenchchamber.com?event=public.events.ev&EventID=52

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