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Tour de Beauce seeking volunteers

The organizing committee of the Tour de Beauce, currently preparing its 24th edition set for June 9 to 14, is looking for new volunteers to add to the current volunteer base of 500 people. The volunteers will fulfill a variety of jobs.

For example, nearly 400 volunteers, over age 16, are required to marshal traffic. "Over the years, we have been able to rely on a core of volunteers who return year after year. Some stages during the Tour de Beauce require a very large number of volunteers, more than 100 people each," said Gaétan Leclerc, head of race security.

The organization is also seeking drivers to run airport shuttles to retrieve and drop off riders travelling via Quebec and Montreal. Drivers with experience in a race caravan are also sought.

Organizers are recruiting charming hostesses over 18 years old to serve as podium girls, and finally, the Commission wants volunteers to manage the sales of promotional material to distribute promotional materials and to collaborate on the updating of the race's website.

Those interested should contact Ms. Isabelle Vachon at 418-227-5894 or complete the volunteer registration form to www.tourdebeauce.com.

(Additional editorial assistance provided by Susan Westemeyer.)

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Daniel Benson was the Editor in Chief at Cyclingnews.com between 2008 and 2022. Based in the UK, he joined the Cyclingnews team in 2008 as the site's first UK-based Managing Editor. In that time, he reported on over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several World Championships, the Tour Down Under, Spring Classics, and the London 2012 Olympic Games. With the help of the excellent editorial team, he ran the coverage on Cyclingnews and has interviewed leading figures in the sport including UCI Presidents and Tour de France winners.