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French Award for Dutch City Bike

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PARIS, France – A lot of appreciation this year for the Dutch city bikes with the Grand Prix du Velo de Ville 2008. The award was gained by the Batavus Staccato Supreme distributed by Holland Bikes, a company founded by the two Dutchmen Rob Lemmerlijn (see picture) and Bart Vos. The Grand Prix du Velo de Ville 2008 was organized by

French Award for Dutch City Bike

PARIS, France – A lot of appreciation this year for the Dutch city bikes with the “Grand Prix du Vélo de Ville 2008”. The award was gained by the Batavus Staccato Supreme distributed by Holland Bikes, a company founded by the two Dutchmen Rob Lemmerlijn (see picture) and Bart Vos.
 
The Grand Prix du Vélo de Ville 2008 was organized by “le Comité de Promotion du Vélo” (the Committee of Promotion of the Bicycle) and the jury was chaired by Combed Hubert, Interdepartmental Coordinator for the Development of the Use of the Bicycle.
 
Although the City Bike segment is still small with 170,000 units in France, its importance is growing rapidly as it is more and more regarded as an alternative means of transport in cities.
 
Holland Bikes is specialist in the distribution of Dutch quality city bikes. “We are convinced that for daily use of the bicycle, quality is essential. This will contribute to growing bike use in France”, says Rob Lemmerlijn, general manager of Holland Bikes.
 
“We are developing a store network, specialized in city bikes. Currently we have seven shops and our target is to open the 30th store in 2010. Next to our own stores we supply to about one hundred partner stores.”
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