Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Professional Cycling For the Fans Follow the Tour de France,the Giro de Italia, the Spring Classics, or other professional cycling races? Here's your home...

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-24-05, 06:55 PM   #1
Jakey
Feed me your soul!
Thread Starter
 
Jakey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Salem, OR
Bikes: Torelli 20th Anniversary, Trek 2000, Kona NuNu
Posts: 3,019
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Will the Tour be on TV next year?

I'm thinking we won't get full coverage.
Jakey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-05, 07:02 PM   #2
Guest
Guest
 
Bikes:
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
I don't think so either. I bet they just focus on 3 stages- the first, last, and one mountain. Then they'll do a wrap up day with Al and Bob to cap off completely mediocre, inadequate coverage.

I have no faith in OLN. I base this off their cycling schedule they've put up following the Tour this year. No race coverage, only wrap ups and highlights.

Koffee
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-05, 07:07 PM   #3
Jakey
Feed me your soul!
Thread Starter
 
Jakey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Salem, OR
Bikes: Torelli 20th Anniversary, Trek 2000, Kona NuNu
Posts: 3,019
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Lance should start a cycling channel on TV.
Jakey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-05, 07:09 PM   #4
skinnyone
Dude wheres my guads?
 
skinnyone's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Guess
Bikes: Not enough
Posts: 2,680
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jakey
Lance should start a cycling channel on TV.
+1...
skinnyone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-05, 08:28 PM   #5
Doid23
Senior Member
 
Doid23's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Westchester NY
Bikes: Merlin Cyrene, 1989 Nishiki International, Specialized Stumpjumer M2 Hardtail, ProFlex 856 Full Suspension
Posts: 578
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I think it will get full coverage next year, or at least an hour or so show on each stage each day. A lot of time to fill on cable networks these days, and I think that the TdF has found it's niche. Kind of like Spike TV bidding on NHL hockey, etc.

I think the real question will be the coverage 5 years or so from now if there are no serious American contenders.
Doid23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-05, 08:32 PM   #6
Marge
scofflaw
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Seattle
Bikes:
Posts: 540
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Whatt!!! Guys/Girlz have faith!!!! If some reason OLN pulls the plug, which I don't believe they will, wouldn't Discovery fill that void??? HUMM! YES! Especially since Lance
has a contrract until 2008 Can't you just see Lance doing voice overs for the TOUR! (yes!)
Marge is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:52 PM.