Škoda Tour LuXembourg 2022 Tracks Carbon Emissions for First Time Using nZero to Set New Benchmarks for Future Professional Cycling Races
Measuring teams, suppliers, and vendors at this world sporting event, nZero identified nearly one-third of total event emissions were attributable to team travel to and from the event
UCI Pro Team Arkéa-Samsic (FR) was awarded the nZero Hero Team award, totaling the lowest carbon emissions of any participating cycling team at the Škoda Tour LuXembourg
nZero, the near real time (NRT) carbon data and sustainability platform that tracks and operationalizes energy, financial and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions data to help organizations reach climate change goals, announces the results of its emissions report for the Škoda Tour LuXembourg 2022. While bikes are thought of as a green mode of transportation, there are many factors involved in the planning and execution of large-scale cycling races that can have unseen – and unrealized – environmental impacts across all three emissions scopes. After tracking emissions across bike teams, suppliers, and vendors, nZero uncovered that the total GHG emissions for the five-day cycling event was 91.1 MT CO2e, which is equivalent to driving about 226,000 miles (363,712 km) in a passenger car, or 9 trips around the world.
“By becoming one of the first sporting events on the world stage to track carbon emissions and set transparent benchmarks and goals, Škoda Tour LuXembourg 2022 is leading the professional cycling industry and other major sporting competitions with a call for not just understanding our collective carbon footprint with more accurate data, but decreasing it and our overall climate impact,” said Adam Kramer, CEO of nZero. “We applaud the Škoda Tour LuXembourg 2022 for using their race as a moment of progress for better, more sustainable large-scale event practices.”