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Jan 15, 2002 2:01 PM
Is there an english translation or ?
Jan 15, 2002 2:13 PM
litterally (and some would say obviously) translated...

Credit Agricole = Agricultural Credit ... some company that does credit for farming.

Credit Lyonnais = Credit having to do with Lyon (a city in France) ... presumably some credit company based in Lyon.

the first sponsors a team, the second is the main sponsor of the Tour and hence have their name all over the Maillot Jaune.

I'm sure some people know off the top of their head detailed information on both these companies and will provide it. I'm sure you can find the company websites if you really care.
Credit over ripe mayo! nmMr. Moldy
Jan 16, 2002 1:08 AM
They are BanksLewis
Jan 15, 2002 2:14 PM
they are the names of banks-no translation.
Who are they in the french peleton?philippec
Jan 16, 2002 1:45 AM
The Credit Lyonnais ( is a major French Bank (partly owned by the state although the gov. is slowly divesting itself). It is well known for sponsoring the Tour and the yellow Jersey and the occassional banking/government scandal -- the most recent one cost taxpayers here in France several billion francs in gov. bailout.

The Credit Agricole ( is another major french bank that got its start as a co-operative bank for farmers. Although in recent years, the rural and farmer-oriented aspect has been replaced by more traditional banking activities, the bank still represents one of the major players in the french rural countryside.

Oh, and if you were wondering BigMat is a large hardware store/building supplies chain. Auber (the second half of the BigMat-Auber team is a town in the suburbs north of Paris. Jean Delatour is a jewlery store chain, La Francaise des Jeux is the french national lottery, Cofidis is a company that provides on-line and telephone credit to consumers, Bonjour is a national classified ads free newspaper, AG2R Prevoyance is an insurance company and Saint Quentin-Oktos is a hybrid team representing the town of St. Quentin and Oktos, a manufacturer of cycling accessories. Thats it for the big players in the french peleton.


Salut Philippe.tempete
Jan 16, 2002 11:53 AM
Salut. Connais-tu des babillards semblables à celui-ci, mais français?

J'ai bien essayé Vélo 101, mais le site lui-même est décevant; et pour l'info et pour la performance du serveur hôte qui est trop lent.

Sinon, en anglais, j'aime bien

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Salut Philippe.philippec
Jan 17, 2002 1:37 AM
Salut Tempête

à part Vélo 101, tu peux jeter un coup d'oeil sur ou alors C'est vrai qu'il y'a pas une offre pléthorique c'est pourquoi je reviens souvent ici et à

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