Shimano has signed a new agreement with the Amaury Sport Organisation (A.S.O.) that will see Shimano provide neutral support at all the men’s and women’s road cycling events organized by A.S.O., starting with the first stage of the Paris-Nice race on March 7. The partnership will also cover the iconic Tour de France, the most important cycling event organized by A.S.O., where neutral support had been provided by Mavic for the past 43 years. The new agreement builds on the historical partnership between Shimano and A.S.O. for the Spanish road race, La Vuelta. Besides the Tour de France, the extended collaboration will also involve other prestigious classics like Paris-Roubaix, Liège-Bastogne-Liège, Flèche Wallonne, Paris-Tours, as well as mass participation events like L’Etape du Tour de France and Roc d’Azur.