BRETON CYCLING TEAM IN TOUR DE FRANCE
The Tour de France is in its final week with the peloton closing in on climbing the ever imposing Alpes. The tour spent a few wonderful days racing through the Brittany countryside and the region has been represented by its own cycling team with the presence of Bretagne-Séché Environnement.
Brittany is a hot-bed of French cycling, its cradle in a way, due to its intense cycling activity and the place it holds in the sport’s history, with four winners of Le Tour (Lucien Petit-Breton, Jean Robic, Louison Bobet and Bernard Hinault), even if the last stage victory by a rider from Brittany dates back to twenty-one years ago (Pascal Lino in 1994) and the last Yellow Jersey worn by one of the region’s natives is only slightly more recent (Stéphane Heulot in 1996).
This year's best French rider has been breton-born Warren Barguil who is currently 10th in the standings.
If you look closely at Bretagne-Séché Environnement riders you'll notice a link with the USA as they are riding on wheels made by American Classic.
HERMIONE COLLECTION BY ARMOR LUX
The Hermione, having completed its historic North American voyage, it will now be sailing back to France stopping in the breton city of Brest from August 10th -17th, 2015.
More information on the visit to Brest.
Iconic Breton brand, Armor Lux, has made a special collection in honor of Hermione's amazing journey to America. Beautiful polos, jackets, breton striped shirts were made especially for the voyage.
Purchase official Hermione Collection by Armor Lux here
CALLING ALL AMERICAN ENTREPRENEURS
Calling all American entrenepreneurs interested in launching their startup in France!
The French Tech Ticket is a program designed for non-french entrepreneurs from all over the world who want to create their startup in Paris.
It aims to attract gifted and ambitious individuals from all around the world and to help them set up their startup in France. This 6-month program offers end to end support on the journey from early stage start-up to successful business – from financial support and training to first customer acquisition.
Selected entrepreneurs will work closely with one of nine leading French Incubators providing among others mentoring, fundraising strategy, expert advice and pitch practice.
Those who join the program will receive various benefits which include:
DIFFICULT TIME FOR BRETON FARMERS
It is a precarious time for farmers in Brittany:
* ~400 pig producers in Brittany have negative equity, on brink of filing for bankruptcy: FNSEA PresidentXavier Beulin
* Average losses of EU10k/month for pig producers with 200 sows each, according to presentation by FNSEA, JA
* France's livestock breeders need EU1billion debt restructuring, relief plan: Beulin
* Situation for milk producers "also becoming critical, and perhaps faster than we expected"
NPR report on crisis
is an organization established to create, facilitate, promote, and sponsor wide-ranging innovative and collaborative cultural and economic projects that strengthen and foster relations and cooperation between the United States of America and the region of Brittany, France.