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OLN to air SuperCup Finals !!!!(3 posts)

OLN to air SuperCup Finals !!!!the mayor
Jan 21, 2002 12:40 PM
Feb. 10 NEWTON, Mass. (Jan. 12, 2002) – The Outdoor Life Network will air the 2001 SuperCup finals on Sunday, Feb. 10, at 3 p.m.

This 30-minute show is a well-produced highlight show of both the men and women’s SuperCup cyclocross series finals race held Dec. 16 in Baltimore’s Patterson Park.

The show is the result of a three-year partnership between Broganer Productions/Global Television Network and Kiron Group, which promotes the SuperCup. The show was produced by David Broganer, based in Acton, Mass.

“We’re excited about this show because of how many things went so well in Baltimore,” said Lyle Fulkerson, president of Kiron Group that promotes the SuperCup. “We had good crowds, great weather and perhaps the most exciting SuperCup of all time.”

Fulkerson said the ultimate goal of the Kiron Group has been to bring world-class cyclocross to American television.

“I saw cyclocross at the 1995 nationals saw great opportunity,” said Fulkerson. “I realized that for television the crowd is as important as the race. And nothing, nothing tops a SuperCup crowd.”

“I just helped with the commentary but I saw the final production,” said Richard Fries, SuperCup race announcer. “These guys poured a lot of production value into this. That started by having five cameras at the event and went right through the editing process.”
re: OLN to air SuperCup Finals !!!!Brewboy
Jan 21, 2002 7:10 PM
Yes! Finally U.S. TV coverage of a well deserved sport. OLN has really done well with all the cycling coverage and it's great to see them step up for cyclocross. Now if our USCF rep. and our club can rangle a Super Cup here in St. Cloud, Minnesota I'll be in heaven!
re: OLN to air SuperCup Finals !!!!Velocipedio
Jan 22, 2002 5:41 AM

OLN Canada, I can assure you, will not show the SperCup finals. OLN Canada is a joke that only happens to share the name and logo of the US network. It showed the Tour de France last year and NOT ONE SINGLE OTHER BICYCLE RACE, not the Vuelta, not the Canadian MTB champs, not the MTB Worlds.

When I called audience relations and asked if they had any plans to show any other races, aside from the TdF, this year [and the TdF, I am told, is not sure thing], they said "umm... we hear there may be other cycling races."

When OLN in the US is showing the Supercup, OLN Canada will be showing a fishing show, or a repeat of a travel show or, most likely, a "World's Strongest man" show from 1998.

I am soooooooooooooooooooooooooooo envious.