Amgen Tour of California now inviting volunteer applications for race roles
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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Amgen Tour of California now inviting volunteer applications for race roles

by Conal Andrews at 4:45 PM EST   comments
Categories: Pro Cycling, Tour of California
4,500 positions available to be filled

Michael Rogers Tour of CaliforniaCycling fans who want to get closer to the Amgen Tour of California have the chance to be part of the event, following a call by the race organisers for volunteers to contact them and apply for a number of slots available.

As was the case last year, more than 4, 500 volunteers are needed for the event, which runs between May 15 – 22 and will attract many of the world’s best squads and professionals.

“Just as we couldn’t have a race without the participation of top professional cycling teams from around the world, we simply could not operate this event without the support of the thousands of volunteers who help make this world-class race a reality,” said race director Andrew Messick. “Being involved in the race as a volunteer allows community members to experience this amazing competition first-hand, which is truly a one-of-a-kind experience.”

A variety of volunteer positions are available, and are the following:

Course Marshals – Course Marshals will be assigned a designated area along the race course to assist with the coordination and safety of the field of play for all race venues. Course Marshals will assist with keeping the course clear of pedestrians, spectators, cars, etc., and will keep spectators informed as the race in is progress. Course Marshal positions are for local stages only; travelling Course Marshals are not being recruited at this time. The bulk of volunteer positions are for these roles.

Media – Media volunteers in Start Cities will assist with the distribution of media credentials at media check-in. Volunteers in Finish cities will assist tour media operations staff in the media office, including credential distribution, serving as “runners,” and assisting with general Q&A and office set-up

Security – Security volunteers will assist Tour Security Staff with access-control, including on-course, hospitality, awards, green room and press conference (special Security t-shirt will be provided)

Volunteer Check-in – Check-in Volunteers will assist LOC Volunteer Coordinator with set-up, check-in/registration and deployment

The organisers stipulate that the volunteers should either be over 18, or else accompanied by an adult.

The stage details are as follows:

Stage 1, Presented by Michelob Ultra: Sunday, May 15 – South Lake Tahoe to North Lake Tahoe-Northstar at Tahoe Resort
Stage 2, Presented by the California Travel and Tourism Commission: Monday, May 16 – North Lake Tahoe-Squaw Valley USA to Sacramento
Stage 3: Tuesday, May 17 – Auburn to Modesto
Stage 4, Presented by UnitedHealthcare: Wednesday, May 18 – Livermore to San Jose
Stage 5, Presented by Rabobank: Thursday, May 19 – Seaside to Paso Robles
Stage 6, Presented by Herbalife: Friday, May 20 – Solvang Individual Time Trial
Stage 7, Presented by Nissan: Saturday, May 21 – Claremont to Mt. Baldy
Stage 8, Presented by Amgen: Sunday, May 22 – Santa Clarita to Thousand Oaks

Last year’s race was won by Michael Rogers (HTC-Highroad), who beat the Americans Dave Zabriskie (Garmin Transitions) and triple champion Levi Leipheimer (Team RadioShack) by nine and 25 seconds respectively.

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