Colingua’s translators and interpreters greased the wheels of the Tour de France for the sixteenth time. Once again, A.S.O. chose us for its online needs and the press rooms of the Grande Boucle.
Services provided to A.S.O. in the 2021 Tour de France:
- translation of the official website from French into English, Spanish and German;
- translation of the official Tour app into English, Spanish and German;
- translation of the official press releases of the event;
- live translation into English of the blow-by-blow coverage of stage 5;
- simultaneous interpretation from a booth of the team conferences held in Brest; and
- simultaneous interpretation from a booth of the final conference of the Tour on the eve of the finish on the Champs-Élysées.
Our close partnership with A.S.O. goes back sixteen years. Throughout this time, our translators and interpreters have rubbed shoulders with the international cycling elite and provided translation services as super-domestiques for the Tour de France, the third-biggest sporting event in the world. This unparalleled experience has opened the doors to other international sporting events for Colingua and given it the chance to make its mark in the world of professional sports.
Although translations represent the lion’s share of our work for the Tour de France, our conference interpreters are also involved. Ever since the Grand Départ in the Vendée department in 2018, our interpretation agency has also been in charge of interpreting the official conferences of the teams held at the press centre of the Tour. Two years ago, our interpreters were on home turf for the start of the Tour in Brussels, before heading to Nice for the beginning of the 2020 edition. On top of the starts of the Tour de France, our tasks have included interpreting from booths into five languages during the team briefing ahead of the Grand Départ of the Tour in Liège in 2012, dispatching interpreters to Chartres for Bradley Wiggins’s official interview prior to his apotheosis on the Champs-Élysées, working in Bern in 2016 when the Tour visited Switzerland and ASO announced it was bringing back the Deutschland Tour, and interpreting Tadej Pogačar’s conference in Libourne.