Sports Pulsions was established to assist cycling enthusiasts from around the world to enjoy premium pro-cycling based experiences in Europe, including the Tour de France, Giro d'Italia, Paris Roubaix, Vuelta Espana and custom tours to places like the Alps, Pyrenees and Provence.
We create and host tours year round for the leisure and corporate market that give you not only up close viewing of the racing, but also the opportunity to feel like a pro through the support we provide and a chance to experience the best of the culture of Europe.
During our tours we offer unique experiences for riders and non-riders alike and welcome a range of cycling levels through our high staff to client ratio and en route support vehicles.
Every year we play host to a broad range of guests at all the major pro-races around Europe, along with a range of private incentive based programs held in unique locations. We regularly host a range of companies’ event programs, including ASO and Skoda, and also manage the guiding and logistics for other tour operators at the Tour de France.
Sports Pulsions is ideally placed to provide you with the logistical, technical and on the ground management to experience the ultimate European cycling experience. Our staff will give you support throughout to ensure your enjoyment, whilst adding a little European flair to ensure you love the culture as much as you love the cycling.
Sports Pulsions is a privately owned French company. As a French company we operate under the French laws governing Travel Agencies & Tour Operators which are some of the most regulated in the world. These regulations, along with our commitment to our guests, provide peace of mind for the traveller. For further details on our licenses & insurance please click here.
The management team includes:
Thierry Gasselin: Thierry has been involved in cycling his entire working life. Having been a semi-professional rider, Thierry then worked with Scott & Look bike companies where he was looking after their customer relations and events programs and also many cycling trade shows.
Didier Durin: Didier is president of France's oldest cycling club, BC Remois. Having been involved in International business for many years, Didier started his involvement with Sports Pulsions in 2009 in order to share his passion and knowledge of cycling with our international and local guests.
Guide team: We are very fortunate to have a fantastic bi-lingual guide team that we work with year in year out. Our guides come from across Western Europe and also from around the globe. The thing they all have in common is a deep love for Europe & cycling which they love to share with our guests.
Our guides are there to support the guests throughout our programs, ensure their safety and that they are enjoying their experience. Our guide team includes cycling coaches, presidents of cycling clubs & past legends of cycling including a former winner of the Polka Dot jersey in the Women's Tour de France.
We are sure you will enjoy their company and service on any one of our tours.
Check out our guide page to meet our experienced team here
GUEST SUPPORT & SERVICE
RACE ACCREDITATIONS & RELATIONSHIPS
We are based in Europe year round. Our staff are based in France, Italy and Spain and are involved in cycling & their regions on a day to day basis.
For our guests, this means that we know the destinations first-hand, we build relationships with the locals to make the most of the extra experiences that are on offer & we also can foresee issues that may arise such as delays & inclement weather.
We will also take you on some little known back-roads where you will experience cycling at its best.
Our guide teams and management are made up of both European & Anglo backgrounds. This combination allows us to not only find the best local experiences but also to integrate the needs and desires of our international guests.
When developing the business we wanted to share the best of Europe with our guests but also ensure that communication, comfort & security are provided in a form that meets the needs of our international guests.
Guest support & service:
Our high staff to client ratio and having race accredited support vehicles with our groups gives peace of mind and added enjoyment to our guests. On our ride programs, guests are given the freedom to ride at their own pace but also know that our staff are never far away if they have a mechanical, get tired or need some food, drink or clothing.
Our fantastic guide team are also their to share with you their local knowledge of the regions in which we operate, have a laugh and give their take on the rides and races. Being bi-lingual also allows them to help you out to mix with the locals, order a coffee and more.
Race accreditations & relationships:
Sports Pulsions works closely with ASO, the owners and operators of France's biggest races. We have a mix of partnerships with the bulk of the major European races, as the official tour provider to organising & managing events for them.
Having this relationship also ensures that we are kept up to date wherever possible on changes to stages, opportunities to meet with riders & past pros and more.
All images used on this website are not for copying or distribution and are used in accordance with our agreement with the Armoury Sports Organisation and our other suppliers.
Images are courtesy of our staff, guests and the ASO's B.Bade, G.Demouveaux, O.Chabe and P.Perreve.