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Old 07-16-07, 08:17 AM   #1
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Velonews Tour Special issue...WTF?

They always screw up consistently at Velonews. They publish a whole special tour issue with tons of pics and glossy ads, then they get the dates wrong. They show Sunday as a rest day (the tour has never rested on a Sunday recently), and yesterday's stage as today (which is a rest day).

Nice try.
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Old 07-16-07, 08:22 AM   #2
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True, but they did pick the stage 8 winner.
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Old 07-16-07, 09:01 AM   #3
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Velonews are a bunch a idiots. Countless articles on their website are riddled with errors. The botching of the dates is the dumbest one I've seen yet. Another big one in the TDF guide is on page 92, the profile for Stage 13. The "Favorites" paragraph ends in mid-sentence. One of the best I've seen was in an article about the new Madone, where they were describing the top of the steerer as "the standard" 1.25 inch diameter. It had been fixed to 1.125 by the next day. Maybe they should post a few copyediting jobs on their website along with the current opening of "Part-time Warehouse Assistant Warehouse Assistant." Is that the warehouse assistant to the warehouse assistant?
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LOL...all this may be true, but hey....it's not like it's the New York Times. They may not have 100% accuracy at all times, but they're all riders too, not die hard journalists and they don't just make stuff up. And anyways, who else could actually build, and test, a fully operational concrete composite bike (for their April fool's day issue)?
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Old 07-16-07, 09:21 AM   #5
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DocRay, don't go near an issue of Road or CycleSport. You're editorial mind will want to explode at how poorly written/edited the text is in those rags.

It's cycling, though. A circulation of 1,000 only affords partial spellcheck these days.
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Old 07-16-07, 09:34 AM   #6
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LOL...all this may be true, but hey....it's not like it's the New York Times. They may not have 100% accuracy at all times, but they're all riders too, not die hard journalists and they don't just make stuff up. And anyways, who else could actually build, and test, a fully operational concrete composite bike (for their April fool's day issue)?
No, they're not the New York Times, but they're still a professional news outlet and as such they should maintain professional standards in their editorial work. It hurts their credibility when they make these mistakes. And we're not talking slight misinformation some of the time, but large, glaring errors such as the incorrect dates for a TDF rest day (in a page header).
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Thanks for the reminder of why I bought Cycle Sport's TDF issue instead.

I let my VN subscription expire eons ago and havnt bought an issue since. Sad to see they still suck.
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DocRay, don't go near an issue of Road or CycleSport. You're editorial mind will want to explode at how poorly written/edited the text is in those rags.

It's cycling, though. A circulation of 1,000 only affords partial spellcheck these days.
I'm convinced RyanF is senior editor of Velonews.
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