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Tour de France TV(5 posts)

Tour de France TVobeder
Jun 16, 2001 7:13 AM
There is a ton of advertising about OLN carrying live coverage of the Tour de France this year but will ESPN/ESPN2 still carry taped broadcasts as in years past?
re: Tour de France TVLazy
Jun 16, 2001 8:11 AM
I hope so for all you non-OLN getting types. Something being better than nothing and all that. I kind of doubt it though. Seems they keep saying "OLN's exclusive coverage..."

I'm one of the lucky OLN getting types so I cold care less. ;->
No to ESPN, ESPN2, ABC. (Thank goodness)Elefantino
Jun 16, 2001 5:43 PM
The only question I don't have answered yet is, will Phil, Paul and Bob be in studio or in Paris?
At least this year, we don't have to put up with Disney's horrible coverage and Adrian Karsten's syrupy blatherings.
No to ESPN, ESPN2, ABC. (Thank goodness)trimble
Jun 23, 2001 4:29 PM
Elefatino

My understanding is PPB are supposed to be at Le Tour, not the studio like the Giro.

Ditto your remark about Karstens. The guy was such a homer and a goofy one at that. He's a freakin' sideline reporter for college football on ESPN. He knew next to nothing about cycling and it showed. He's gone, finally. Thank goodness OLN is covering the Tour. At least they get the right people together to cover the event.
OLN will provide footage to CBS sportsSherpa
Jun 26, 2001 10:56 AM
OLN will provide footage of the TdF For CBS sports, which will air 3 original hour-long specials. CBS shows will air:
July 15 @ 4p.m.
July 22 @ 2p.m.
July 29 @ 3p.m.
also Fox Sports Net will air regular highlight programs.