What you don’t see on TV reports ….The Tour de France Publicity Caravan on a cold and rainy weather – Stage 6 : Arras to Reims – Folembray ( Picardy ).
Publicity Caravan by numbers :
More than 600 people – 180 vehicles – 37 brands – 15 million gifts handed out -12 km of procession -45 minutes of show-time – 55 people involved in supervision including 15 police officers
2,000 journalists, consultants and photographers -100 TV channels –
585 different media outlets representing 35 countries present on the event
380 newspapers, press agencies or web sites
100 TV channels
75 photo agencies
70 radio stations
198 riders at the start (22 teams of 9 riders)
300 support staff
15 members of the race stewards’ committee
12 million spectators
63% men and 37% women
55% under 50 years old, including 12% under 15 years old
80% French spectators and 20% foreign spectators
38 different nationalities
6 hrs 30 minutes spent on the road-side on average, per stage, per spectator (5 hrs 30 minutes for flat stages, 7 hrs 30 minutes for mountain stages)
95% of people come with family or friends
Web (2013) 1,350,000 fans on Facebook, 500,000 followers on Twitter, 500,000 on Google +….
Safety & Security
47 police motorcyclists ( Garde Républicaine )
13 police officers making up Le Tour’s permanent police commission
23,000 officers from the various police divisions mobilised ( Gendarmerie + Police Nationale )
1,000 General Council agents
TV Broadcasting ( 2013 )
Broadcasts in 190 countries
100 channels, including 60 with live coverage
10 stages broadcast live in their entirety
90 hours of live footage on France Télévisions and international channels
5,500 hours of broadcasts
3.5 billion television viewers throughout the world
3,664 km (21 stages )
36 stage towns
611 towns and villages visited in France and 70 communes abroad (39 in Great Britain, 9 in Belgium, 3 in Spain )
33 French departments visited
4 countries visited (France, England, Belgium and Spain)
10 emergency doctors, 1 anaesthetist nurse
6 ambulances, 2 medical cars, 1 motorbike, 1 radiology truck
100 permanent A.S.O. staff
280 temporary staff
1,450 beds reserved each day for the organisers and sports teams
The 2014 Tour de France by numbers :
2,500 vehicles (organisation, media, publicity caravan, etc.)
4,500 people, from riders to organisers to media to members of the publicity caravan ….
Good to see people out there despite the weather. Didn’t know they had this type of “parade”…colorful and fun.
a panoply of fun!
we are in France for the stage on the 14th 🙂
This looks like a fun time!
Hello! We are headed to go to see the Tour and Caravan tomorrow outside the town of Anthelupt, where it shows on the website it is going – does the Caravan follow the same route as the Tour? It says the Caravan will be in the town at around Noon so if we set up past the town will the floats and caravan come by? These are wonderful pictures! Thank you!
I love Le Tour, but never saw the Publicity Caravan. Loved every single picture. Thanks!