1. 00.00 Mid shot of green shirt of Tour de France, sponsored by Skoda, uncovered during press conference
2. 00.09 Wide shot of green shirt of Tour de France, sponsored by Skoda
3. 00.15 C/u of map of Tour de France 2015, 4-26 July, edition 102.
4. 00.23 SOUNDBITE: (English) 1987 Tour de France winner Stephen Roche
"I think the speciality this year in the Tour is there are not so many time trials, not so many kilometres in time trials. The increase in the time bonuses is going to affect the first part of the tour. We can not see (Chris) Froome sprinting for time bonuses, but it may come down to that. Because generally, Froome would say, take an example of between himself and a guy like (Vincenzo) Nibali or a guy like (Alejandro) Valverde, for example, they can actually get a lot of time out of time trials, but this year, with there being so little kilometres in time trials, they have to find time somewhere else."
5. 01.01 C/u map of Tour de France 2015, the stages in the Alps
6. 01.06 M/s Christian Prudhomme, director Tour de France speaking at press conference
7. 01.11 SOUNDBITE: (French) Christian Prudhomme, director Tour de France
"We hope to be able to obtain in a very short time instant data of speeds reached in the sprints so that we can recreate the way sprints take place, because microchips will be installed on the bicycles so that the work of the teammates can be studied, so that one can see where it worked well and where it didn't work well, to see which competitors can go on their own."
8. 01.33 C/u map of Tour de France 2015, the stages between Belgium and Brittany.
9. 01.39 SOUNDBITE: (French): Yann Le Moenner, general director of Amaury Sport Organization
"We would like to equip the cyclist with a tracker, I hope from this year on, if not next year. We'll do everything to realise it this year. If we succeed, we will be able, after every sprint, to replay the sprint from the inside, to understand very well how the cyclists organise themselves, how the trains are put into place."
10. 02.00 Wide of press conference
11. 02.04 SOUNDBITE: (French): Yann Le Moenner, general director of Amaury Sport Organization
"Concretely we work today with all those involved in cycling in order to equip the bicycles with microchips. That will permit the transmission of every cyclist in real time."
12. 02.20 C/u map of Tour de France 2015, the stages between the Pyrenees and the Alps
13. 02.26 SOUNDBITE: (French): Christian Prudhomme, director Tour de France (about Lance Armstrong's plans to ride part of the Tour de France route for charity a day before the official race.)
"No no, we are not going to do that (to comment on that) today. There is no request from Lance Armstrong, there is a request from a cyclist to Armstrong. That's not exactly the same and it's not the subject today. You will ask that question when maybe there will be an answer from Lance Armstrong. It's not the case today. There is only a person who asked him (Armstrong) to come before the Tour."
14. 02.50 C/u map of Tour de France 2015, the stages in Belgium and in the North of France
15. 02.54 SOUNDBITE: (English) 1987 Tour de France winner Stephen Roche
"Well sometimes you must say: well, ok, it's a charity event. There will be no podium, there will be no press, no public, no riders around, it's one day ahead of the Tour de France and it's for a very good cause. I can talk, because my son is very ill and I know what one euro can buy. And if (former soccer play) Geoff Thomas earned 300,000 euros ($327,000 US dollars) ten years ago and he did it and now he is hoping to earn 1.5 million ($1,644,000 US dollars) well for me, if Lance Armstrong can help him, let it be, you know. He hasn't killed anybody. For me, he is paying, and he will pay for the rest of his life for what he did. That's the most important to note, but sometimes you must also remember all the good he did, like other people, the young kids, the older people who were very ill, Armstrong was an inspiration for them. When they were at a very dark moment of their life, they looked to Armstrong saying : if this guy can do it, I can do it. They were disappointed of course later on, but still, when they were in a very dark hole of their life, it helped them to come through it. So let's have a look at that a little bit and let the UCI out of it for a few minutes and look at the charity side of it though."
16. 04.00 C/u map of Tour de France 2015, the stages in the Pyrenees.
17. 04.04 C/u map of Tour de France 2015, the departure in Utrecht, Holland, the 4th of July.
Czech car manufacturer Skoda has been revealed as the new sponsor of the Tour de France green jersey, replacing long-term partner PMU.
The French betting company has been synonymous with the sprinters jersey for almost a quarter of a century but last November revealed it will cease its involvement with the three-week Tour.
Skoda is no stranger to cycling, let alone the Tour de France, having worked as an official partner of the race for the last ten years.
PMU has decided to move into sponsoring soccer, putting its name to the French Cup and backing one of the country's leading clubs, Paris St Germain.
At the launch of the new sponsorship deal in Paris on Monday (March 23), Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme was reluctant to answer questions about Lance Armstrong who plans to plans to ride part of the Tour de France route for charity a day before the official race.
But the disgraced cyclist got the backing of Ireland's Stephen Roche, the winner of the 1987 Tour, who said Armstrong had not killed anybody and had inspired a lot of very ill people.