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What gives Versus? No Milan-San Remo, or Giro??

Old 03-18-09, 06:36 AM
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Unfortunately the ratings for a cycling race in the US are dismal. For some reason, almost everyone would rather watch Nascar and golf.
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For anyone who missed it:

Tell Versus to cut the deal and RCS (owner of the Giro) to make it affordable.

VERSUS: feedback@versus.com
RCS: giroditalia@rcs.it or https://www.rcsdigital.it/it/contatti/home.aspx

The more of us that send them a message, the better chance it'll actually happen!
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How do the Cycling.tv packages work? If I purchase the Giro, can I sit down and watch it whenever I want? Or do I have to watch it while it is live? I guess I don't mind paying to watch it if I can watch it on my own schedule.
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I have the cycling.tv premium package (PR, Flanders, LBL etc). You can watch any of the races within that package at any time after the race. They break the on-demand streams into "as live" and "highlights." The highlights are extended replays and usually are enough for me.

As far as the Giro goes, you have to purchase a separate package. I think (but don't quote me on this) the MSR is included within this package. They also have a separate Vuelta package.

I've had issues with connections and their technology during races. I wouldn't count on it for watching the races live but its great for on-demand.

Steephill.tv may also have links to live streams of the MSR. They are often country restricted and non-english speaking broadcasts.
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MSR will be on Justin.tv .... easily found by Steephill.tv The video they will show will probably be commentated in french but they link an audio stream in english

worked perfectly for P-N and Tirreno-Adriatico Live.. even in the rain.. yes, unlike VS their whole operation didn't shut down

Not sure if you've actually tried to use steephill but they do a pretty damn good job
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Originally Posted by Jakedatc
MSR will be on Justin.tv .... easily found by Steephill.tv The video they will show will probably be commentated in french but they link an audio stream in english

worked perfectly for P-N and Tirreno-Adriatico Live.. even in the rain.. yes, unlike VS their whole operation didn't shut down

Not sure if you've actually tried to use steephill but they do a pretty damn good job

For those of you who used the English audio stream for P-N and T-A, was your English audio in sync with the Justin.tv video? Or was I the only one stuggling at times trying to reconcile the audio and video? It was if the English announcers were always 5-10 secounds behind the video?
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It was slightly off on mine too.. it was a bit funky but not really hard to figure out.
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Originally Posted by tomatl411
I mean really, cyclists according to the organizers of the Seattle Bike Expo, are a great demographic for marketing: high level of education, alot of disposable income--money to burn and a desire for high end products. Alot of Doctors and Lawyers bought Cervelos because of ads on Versus shown during Cyclism Sundays. Cyclists are a minority, but we punch above our weight.

So come on Vs. show MSR and Giro and I promise to buy something bright, shiny, and carbon from your advertisers with my tax return.
They might actually think we all have a higher lever of education if you would please stop saying "alot" as if it were one word, at least in the context you're using it in???
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Originally Posted by 1955
They might actually think we all have a higher lever of education if you would please stop saying "alot" as if it were one word, at least in the context you're using it in???
Sorry, I thought this was BF where we were allowed to use colloquial English--I'll fire my editor for letting my excessive (twice) use bother some small-minded nitwit who gets all sweaty and upset when he sees a split infinitive. I am getting sloppy though--just this morning I wiped myself and failed to use the tri-fold technique wiping front to back from precisely five o'clock to seven o'clock position of the taint. I know how disappointed you must be. I'm sorry--I will impove.

You ended your sentence in a preposition and I'm not sure that the triple question mark passes muster with the Chicago Manual of Style. But then again--It does not really matter this is BF.
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Originally Posted by tomatl411
Sorry, I thought this was BF where we were allowed to use colloquial English--I'll fire my editor for letting my excessive (twice) use bother some small-minded nitwit who gets all sweaty and upset when he sees a split infinitive. I am getting sloppy though--just this morning I wiped myself and failed to use the tri-fold technique wiping front to back from precisely five o'clock to seven o'clock position of the taint. I know how disappointed you must be. I'm sorry--I will impove.

You ended your sentence in a preposition and I'm not sure that the triple question mark passes muster with the Chicago Manual of Style. But then again--It does not really matter this is BF.
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Originally Posted by tomatl411
Sorry, I thought this was BF where we were allowed to use colloquial English--I'll fire my editor for letting my excessive (twice) use bother some small-minded nitwit who gets all sweaty and upset when he sees a split infinitive. I am getting sloppy though--just this morning I wiped myself and failed to use the tri-fold technique wiping front to back from precisely five o'clock to seven o'clock position of the taint. I know how disappointed you must be. I'm sorry--I will impove.

You ended your sentence in a preposition and I'm not sure that the triple question mark passes muster with the Chicago Manual of Style. But then again--It does not really matter this is BF.
I'll excuse you this once.
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Just buy a cyclin.tv/ package. All your worries will be gone.
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Originally Posted by azdroptop
Just buy a cyclin.tv/ package. All your worries will be gone.
They didn't have Milan-San Remo listed. F them.
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I'm disappointed that the Giro di Lombardia will not be broadcast on Versus either. That's one of my favorite races, and certainly one of the highlights of the fall.





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Originally Posted by Captain Panache
You have to pay to subscribe...but I think you can get it here...

https://www.cycling.tv/
I would NOT subscribe to any service that's wedded to Microsoft Windows Media Player, and don't care about Macs. It tells you a lot about the company and the service: cheap!
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Originally Posted by dalava
I would NOT subscribe to any service that's wedded to Microsoft Windows Media Player, and don't care about Macs. It tells you a lot about the company and the service: cheap!
And that has been noted by paying subscribers to have TONS of problems and no discounts when those occur.

Send an email to RCS and Versus; tell them to show the Giro.
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Sending emails to the Giro will just jack up the price (it shows more demand). Notes to versus may help.
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I would NOT subscribe to any service that's wedded to Microsoft Windows Media Player, and don't care about Macs. It tells you a lot about the company and the service: cheap!
They're transitioning to Silverlight now, which works on Macs (so I hear).

It's still Micro****, but at least you have an option now.
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Originally Posted by 1955
I'll excuse you this once.
No worries; its was all in good fun. (I have to admit that you were correct--but I could not resist with a snide remark)

We are all on the same side,

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Originally Posted by patentcad
They didn't have Milan-San Remo listed. F them.
FYI, cycling.tv is carrying Milan-San Remo. I subscribed last year and just renewed for another year. I have the Gold North American package and for $100 it's worth it to me. I usually can't watch events live anyway but the highlight shows are plenty long. However, you can watch the as-live coverage if you want. Plus I think Anthony and Martin McCrossan, Brian Smith, and Maggie do a nice job commentating. There is an occasional technical glitch from time to time, but since I usually don't watch live, it hasn't detracted much from my viewing.
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Originally Posted by tomatl411
No worries; its was all in good fun. (I have to admit that you were correct--but I could not resist with a snide remark)

We are all on the same side,

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True...and I've got to work on that preposition thing also.
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Did anyone else send an email to Versus and RCS about getting the giro on TV?
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I noticed this weekend that on Verizon FIOS you can order RAI Italia for $9.99 for the month of May. They have complete Giro coverage, but it's in Italian....
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Originally Posted by Nickshu
I noticed this weekend that on Verizon FIOS you can order RAI Italia for $9.99 for the month of May. They have complete Giro coverage, but it's in Italian....
which would be a marked improvement on phil and paul.
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Originally Posted by Nickshu
I noticed this weekend that on Verizon FIOS you can order RAI Italia for $9.99 for the month of May. They have complete Giro coverage, but it's in Italian....
Wow, thanks for the heads up. If Versus doesn't perform a last minute miracle, I'm ordering RAI.
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