Mission 31: Grande Partenza

April 2nd, 2014 | Uncategorized

Not often do you get a chance to be apart of one of the “Grande Partenza”, which means the Big Start. The big start of Giro d’Italia. It is a multiple stage 

bicycle race for professional cyclists, lasting over three weeks. It’s just as big as the Tour de France! I have known for just about a month that I was selected to be apart of the volunteer team, but didn’t know my role yet, and last week I had to attend a training session to find out. 

At this session I found out my role is Marshalling. I will be advising members of the public about race routes, assisting with the coordination of spectators to help ensure safety for all, and alerting key personnel if anything unusual happens. Marshals are Basically the eyes and ears of the event. Well, that’s all the information I have right now on it, but I am looking forward to it! Be on the watch for my first blog in May and I can tell you all about it!

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