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    OLN racing coverage

    How comprehensive is OLN's coverage of road bike racing? I just found out that I have the channel and I'm hoping that they cover more than just the TdF.

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    Not sure what they covered last spring, but besides the TDF they had daily live coverage of the Vuelta. They also had hour recaps of some fall classics.

    Speaking of the TDF, I just got the 12 hour 2003 TDF DVD and it is pretty cool. They did give short thrift to the early flat stages though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Laggard
    Speaking of the TDF, I just got the 12 hour 2004 TDF DVD and it is pretty cool. They did give short thrift to the early flat stages though.
    Holy cow, the 2004 Tdf. Who wins?

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    OLN covers spring classics, Tour of Lankawie (malaysia),
    Giro D'Italia, TdF and Vuelta.
    While its a bit thin on the classics they do show
    a whole lot of cycling.
    I haven't seen a list of what they are showing this year
    but their coverage in the past has been great (well great for US, not so good if this were Europe )
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    You won't find any better coverage on cycling than OLN unless there's some satellite station that does better.

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    muchas gracias!

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    WOW the 2004 TDF, did lance win his 6th or what?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerTheHill
    WOW the 2004 TDF, did lance win his 6th or what?
    Come on, guys. It's a 12 hour two disc set. Give him a chance to watch it! He can tell us tomorrow whether Lance won or not.
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    They also showed Paris-Nice last spring. And same day coverage of Paris-Roubaix.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wlevey
    Hay I'm dyslexic and I still read 2003 as 2003!! Anyone out there interested in a pair of reading glasses??
    He edited it.

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    Right now, it seems like OLN tries to make it appear that they don't even cover cycling.
    If anyone catches them releasing any sort of schedule for any road races soon (website), please post a note of it here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by brent_dube
    Right now, it seems like OLN tries to make it appear that they don't even cover cycling.
    If anyone catches them releasing any sort of schedule for any road races soon (website), please post a note of it here!
    http://www.olntv.com/htmlpage.asp?htmlid=24

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    Tour of Romandie and Fleche Wallonne. Cool!

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    yay!
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    If my memory serves me right, that's a lot more live coverage than last year. I think the only thing we got live last year was TdF and maybe Paris-Roubaix? So hard to remember...

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    The Vuelta was live also.

    15 years ago this kind of coverage would have been a dream for me. I was stuck getting my news from Velo News and TDF footage consisted of 30 minutes nightly on ESPN, complete with pretty shots of sunflower covered fields and feel-good pieces about various riders.

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    Consider yourself lucky, in CT most Cable Companies do not give OLN as an option. I have asked several times with no success. The only option is to drop cable and go with the alternatives.

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    That is exactly what I did. I went out and got satallite just so I could get OLN which is the only way you can watch the TDF. The cream on the top is the coverage of the Giro and the Vuelta.

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    I wonder where Koffee's thread went about the USPS documentary?

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    Don't know. There's this one:

    Documentary On Lance Armstrong: Oln

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    Just so you all know, OLNtv has an updated schedule on their website.
    This looks sweet.

    Paris-Nice and Criterium International have daily coverage in March
    Milan-San Remo, Tour of Flanders, Paris-Roubaix, Amstel Gold, and Liege-Bastogne-Liege all same day coverage this spring, as well as a few others being shown live.
    Daily coverage of the Tour of Romandie and Tour de Suisse this year as well...
    And there will only be three Tour de France stages that won't be shown live.

    Yay!

    again: http://www.olntv.com/htmlpage.asp?htmlid=24

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    I receive OLN on digital cable, but I dont think is the same channel. Every day there's old/fat dudes in camouflage fishing and hunting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie21
    I receive OLN on digital cable, but I dont think is the same channel. Every day there's old/fat dudes in camouflage fishing and hunting.
    Yup, sadly that's it! From what you read on this board, it would seem like OLN is a cycling only cable channel. Unfortunately, related to its total programming, cycling represents a VERY small piece of the OLN pie. However, since they are the only game in town that covers any cycling - we have no choice but to take what we can get.

    Seriously, 90% (that may be a low estimate) of their programing time is dedicated to guns or fishing, with an occasional rodeo thrown in the mix.

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