Sunday, 8 November 2009
Host Team ALL4ONE for a special picture along the beach of the Promenade des Anglais, Nice. Image copyright Frank Socha.
by Stephanie Nadin
The tension is increasing and tomorrow is D-Day in Nice for ALL4ONE and the 7 other teams which came to race in the prestigious Louis Vuitton Trophy from the 7th till the 22nd November. Top level duels will take place between some of the best sailing teams in the world.
After a week of training in the famous «Baie des Anges», the event's host team is delighted to welcome a new sponsor joining adidas, Canal+ and Saint Honoré: ALL4ONE will now proudly carry the colors of GEODIS from the start of the event tomorrow, Saturday November 7.
“The fact that GEODIS joined us for the Louis Vuitton Trophy – Nice is excellent news for our new team, as this brand has a long and beautiful success story in sailing. We are really proud to welcome this company and all its employees on board ALL4ONE. The support of GEODIS will enable us to reinforce our competitiveness and to show our potential”, announced today Stephane Kandler, ALL4ONE's CEO.
GEODIS is Europe’s fourth biggest operator, a Group of global dimension, able to deliver added value logistics solutions for part or all of the supply chain. GEODIS contributes to the companies' international development with a global, multi-modal offering.
GEODIS is present at each step of the Supply Chain and is present in 120 countries with a workforce of 26,500, the Group comprises core business divisions along with a cross-divisional entity – Geodis Global Solutions – delivering end-to-end solutions in all sector of activities. As a responsible company, GEODIS also enforces environmental rules.
The draw for the racing pairs and the introduction of the Louis Vuitton Trophy's teams will take place tonight at the Opera of Nice, in the presence of Christian Estrosi, Mayor of Nice and French Minister of Industry.
From Saturday morning, each team will race two times against all its other competitors during two Round Robin, before the semi finals and finals which will finish on Sunday 22 November.