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Originally Posted by ElJamoquio
... But I've never seen any other cycling coverage.
Take a holiday in France or Italy or Spain during their Grand Tour, and watch on local TV. Of course, go to see at least one stage live while you are there!
The first thing you will notice is virtually no
breaks for commercial purposes. It seems that the racing time to commercial time ratio on OLN is only about two or three to one.
Then listen to the commentators and color people (even if you can't understand them). The level of their excitement and knowledge is immensely greater. While Phil and Paul are not terrible, I have found them to be pretty disappointing. But that is no doubt due to the American TV sensibilities about commercial values and level of viewer understanding.
As I said, clearly better than nothing.