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I know this has been beaten to death, but ...(8 posts)

I know this has been beaten to death, but ...seth1
Jul 3, 2001 10:30 AM
I can't find Word One on where to watch TDF except for OLN. I've been to espn's- abc's- and cbs's websites and NOTHING. I'm not even going to ask where I can watch it, because it will just be 10 minutes of coverage and 20 of commercials.

I really liked the live feeds on the web last year.

By the way, what would happen if the officials ran the Tour the way it was originally, i.e. 1 bike, no support?
re: I know this has been beaten to death, but ...Lone Gunman
Jul 3, 2001 11:12 AM
I think OLN has the whole ball of wax as far as TV coverage. CBS has bought some of the coverage, maybe the start and finish stages, but ESPN/2 are not in the picture as are any of the major networks. I don't have OLN, I'm screwed. Maybe something drastic will happen in the next few days that a major will buy some of OLN coverage.
re: I know this has been beaten to death, but ...Lardog
Jul 3, 2001 11:34 AM
I'll offer up a guess. My guess is that a network will have coverage, 1/2 hour taped synopsis type on the weekends. That is unless they just give up on it knowing what OLN is doing. I seem to remember that last year. I could be wrong.

No OLN huh? Get Dish Network. I love it. Take it with, no install, no equip. fees when I bought. Cheaper than digi cable in my area, which wasn't avail. when I bought Dish Net.

Good luck! Get a local friend to tape it for you.
Got mine hooked up today!look271
Jul 3, 2001 5:22 PM
Picture is great, and I'm getting 155 channels for about the same price that I was spending on cable, with about 20 channels. Comcast (our cable company) dropped OLN and I dropped them.
re: I know this has been beaten to death, but ...MCCL
Jul 3, 2001 1:12 PM
I really thought that OLN coverage of the GIRO was far better then the covarage that ESPN OR CBS did on the TDF last year. I would only expect them to do the same or better in the coverage of the TDF. In fact you could watch the GIRO live or had two other chances in the day to watch that day's stage. Something that ESPN NOR CBS did. I would only expect that the TDF will be done on the same format. Besides you don't know what your missing by not having the OLN. They are currently doing a lot of the classics etc. There is always something for the bike enthusiast to watch. Even NORBA races. OPS
Please, no more guessing about Tour TV...Elefantino
Jul 3, 2001 3:24 PM
CBS Sports coverage of the 2001 Tour de France begins on Sunday, July 15 (5:00-6:00 PM, ET). The special race coverage continues on Sunday, July 22 (3:00-4:00 PM, ET) and concludes with the final stage on Sunday, July 29 (2:00-3:00 PM, ET).

Three-time Emmy Award-winner Armen Keteyian will call the action for CBS Sports along with "the voice of cycling," Phil Liggett and industry veteran and former pro rider Paul Sherwen.

OLN will broadcast live on Saturday, July 7, at 11:30 a.m. with the prologue at Dunkirk, with 9:30 a.m. live coverage each day from July 8 through the finale in Paris on July 29. Re-airs are at 9 p.m. each night.

OLN's broadcast team includes Phil Liggett, Bob Roll, Paul Sherwen and Sam Posey.
Thanks, Elfantino. (nm)Brian C.
Jul 3, 2001 4:11 PM
TDF Coverage Schedule is in August issue of Bicycling Magsidley
Jul 3, 2001 10:50 PM
I hate that rag too, but it has a nice little wallet-size coverage schedule as well as an interesting look at some of the bikes of the major teams.