From: Gregor Brown (USA)
Conclusion: Teambusses at start and finish too far away.
- Internet: The Internet is too expensive for the race. It should be free. Other races at this level offer free Internet.
- Food: The food on offer in the pressroom is great. Please keep up the good work because the journalists appreciate having food when they arrive at the pressroom so they do not have to go in search for something to eat.
- In the future, we suggest to offer free coffee available for the journalists. This is helpful because the journalists have little time to go in search for coffee. We suggest that the organiser makes this available at the Giro d’Italia in May.
- Pressrooms: The pressrooms are far away from the buses sometimes. In some stages, the buses were down the hill or one to two kilometres away. It is at the buses where most journalists speak to the riders because at the finish, the riders rarely stop. Next year, or at the Giro, if the buses cannot be near the finish line, the pressroom should be near the buses. This way the journalists can easily access the riders
- The race organiser could speak to the teams press offices to ask them to be available earlier before the stage starts. Often, the riders wait until the last moment to come out of the buses.
- Accreditation: The accreditation system on the Internet is a little confusing but at the races, the organiser offers easy accreditation and makes no problems for the journalists. We’d like to compliment organiser for its work.