GP Quebec and Montreal 2013

From: Raymond Kerckhoffs
Country: The Netherlands (De Telegraaf)
Conclusion: Excellent conditions! These races are an example for a lot of organisations.

  1. Information on website: Very professional sites with up to date information about the races.
  2. Accreditation: Accreditation system works without problems. Former cyclingjournalist Yves Perret is the presschief and he exactly knows how we have to work. Some other European cyclingjournalists work at the media-department of the organisatie in that week.
  3. Indication to Accreditationcentre: Good indicated.
  4. Live-ticker of the race: Is ok!
  5. Workingconditions at start: Perfect. No busses so it’s very easy to talk with all the riders you want.
  6. Workingconditions at finish: No problems.
  7. Pressroom: Perfect. An example for a lot of races.
  8. Distance Pressroom – Finish. I think it’s not possible to have a pressroom closer to the finish as in Quebec and Montreal.
  9. Distance Finish – busses of the Teams. There are no busses, so it’s very easy to find the riders next to the teamleaderscars directly behind the finish.
  10. Internet: It worked good. Fast enough!
  11. Information about race in Pressroom: You could follow the live ticker on the site. And you could follow the race on television on a big screen. And the Tour-radio was also in the pressroom.
  12. Results: Ok
  13. Food or drinks at or near Pressroom: Perfect. Good lunch-boxes. Even in the VIP-area the journalists were allowed to have some food.
  14. Pressconference; Professional pressconferences with the first three riders of the race.
  15. Amount of proffesional and non-professional journalist: No problem!