One important new change for 2013 in the UCI regulations is that journalists driving cars and motorbikes in races (with the green sticker) also need a UCI license. This is a result of the incident in the Tour de France in 2011 involving Juan Antonio Flecha and Johnny Hoogerland. This insurance license will be mandatory during the upcoming Tour de France.
The AIJC is now in talks with the UCI to try to smoothly introduce this scheme. The AIJC and UCI will jointly organize courses to obtain this license. Before the start of the Criterium du Dauphiné there will be a course on Sunday, June 2th at 09.00 in the morning in the permanence of the Dauphine, Le Palladium, Chemin du centre sportif 1, CH – 1874 Champéry. UCI-commissaire Philippe Mariën will give this course. Those interested can register before Friday, May 31th at firstname.lastname@example.org.