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Old 08-25-06, 11:39 AM
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vuelta on OLN?

Does anyone know if the Vuelta is going to be on OLN any??
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Old 08-25-06, 12:25 PM
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I don't think so. I think if you want video coverage you've got to buy it on Cycling TV. there might be a recap show or something, but I havent even seen anything about that.
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Old 08-25-06, 12:34 PM
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My prediction is that OLN is done with cycling (no Lance and all the doping) Cycling.tv is going to be the only place for the US market untill we can get eurosport.
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I watched the first stage of the Vuelta today on cycling.tv after subscribing.
Pretty good coverage if you ask me.
Today was the team time trial...and CSC just blew everyone away. Discover was 4th I think.
The course seems like a good one for Danielson. Lots of climbs and shorter TT's.
Glad I subscribed to the Vuelta coverage. I like cycling.tv. Wish I had it years ago...before OLN.
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Old 08-26-06, 11:01 PM
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I watched the first stage of the Vuelta today on cycling.tv after subscribing.
Pretty good coverage if you ask me.
Today was the team time trial...and CSC just blew everyone away. Discovery was 4th I think.
The course seems like a good one for Danielson. Lots of climbs and shorter TT's.
Glad I subscribed to the Vuelta coverage. I like cycling.tv. Wish I had it years ago...before OLN.
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Old 08-27-06, 07:50 AM
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http://www.olntv.com/cyclysm#Vuelta
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Old 08-27-06, 01:36 PM
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one day???gee...big whoop.
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Originally Posted by wabbit
one day???gee...big whoop.
That's all they did last year, too--and last year was a Lance year. I don't think they send any crew out there--just put the video highlights together after the event, put the commentators in a sound booth and let them record audio over the edited tape. (That's just my guess, from last year's Vuelta highlight show, plus all the Cyclysm shows this year up to the Daupiné Libéré. )

OLN seemed to use the Dauphiné as a dry run to get their crews up to speed for the live Tour coverage so the quality got better, hit its peak for the Tour, and now it'll go back to cut-and-paste.

It's a shame, but it's a lot better than nothing. Which is what we might be getting from OLN/Versus next year, after this year's drop in viewership plus the disappointment of the doping controversy.
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Originally Posted by dagna
It's a shame, but it's a lot better than nothing
Not really.
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