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Clare Burnett

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WRG appointed to deliver Tour de France infrastructure

Manchester’s WRG has been appointed to deliver the Tour de France 2014 Grand Départ Infrastructure

Leading Live Communication agency WRG has been officially confirmed as the company chosen to deliver the event management infrastructure for stages 1 and 2 of the 2014 Tour de France.

This year’s Grand Départ starts in Yorkshire and is likely to be one of the UK’s most technically challenging events of 2014.

Commenting on the successful bid WRG’s Tim Elliott said: “WRG has a proven track record of delivering large-scale, technically challenging projects for a global audience. We’re delighted to be working with Leeds City Council & TDFHUB2014Ltd to ensure that the Tour de France is a memorable sporting event for both the UK and France.”

WRG will facilitate all of the following disciplines: traffic management; barriers, fencing and trackway; stewarding and marshalling; medical provision; radio communications; signage and wayfinding.

Speaking of the decision to appoint WRG, TdFHUBs Event Delivery lead Dan Schofield said: “Following a competitive procurement tender we are pleased to be working with WRG to deliver this logistically complex aspect of the Tour de France Grand Départ.

“WRG will co-ordinate the technical operations project, bringing together a large number of disciplines, as well as addressing the needs of stakeholders across the multiple local authority areas the stages cross.

“They will also manage the installation of one of the most complex temporary radio systems to be installed in the UK, ensuring there is a comprehensive communications network in operation across the route.”

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Clare Burnett .

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