Who are we?
CGO Agency is involved in the event management industry since 1995 : VIP facilities at the automobile 24-hour Race of Le Mans, seminars, conventions, incentive trips…. Our taste for sports – all of them and especially cycling- naturally led us to designing the « 24 Heures Vélo au Mans » cyclosportiv race. Long live the Shimano 24 Hours Cycling of Le Mans!
Sport director of a professional cycling team and Patron of « 24 Heures Vélo »
What a great idea to organise the « 24 Heures Vélo » on the Bugatti Circuit! Cycling is nowadays in a booming phase and will be even more in the future. Ecology, environment, pollution, wellness and health are strong and critical concepts nowadays. In the same way challenge is another crucial concept in the modern society of ours whose foundations have been shaken. As a matter of fact, CGO now offers us a new challenge to be experienced on one’s own or as a team: « 24 Heures Vélo Shimano » race. This event should become a major and renowned large-audience competition such as “l’Etape du Tour” or as why not … New York City Marathon.
No matter what, this race has to become a yearly meeting event for all kinds of bike riders: 24 hours of friendship, conviviality and sports in a unique and legendary world-famous venue.
President of the National Committee « Cyclisme Pour Tous » (for development of leisure cycling)
Concerned by the world of cycling for 35 years I have been working for 20 years as an elected executive in various regional agencies of the French Federation for Cycling (FFC). I have been now member of the administration board of the FFC for 12 years in charge of « Cyclisme Pour Tous » (development of leisure cycling on a national scale).
Project « 24 Heures Vélo Shimano » fits exactly my goals and duties in the FFC. It features conviviality, endurance, and manages through sports to bring people together while encouraging diversity … I actually took part several years ago in 7 « 24 Heures du Saosnois » race in the region and had the idea to organize a 24-hour cycling race in . Unfortunately the idea has never been developed for not finding suitable organisation partners.
When Claude Gasnal offered me to be part of this project, my answer was naturally yes. I will therefore make my contribution by giving technical guidance and ensure the cooperation with the national Federation. I wish and I expect a huge success for this first edition of the « 24 Heures Vélo Shimano» race.