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I just dropped OLN a note to say how excited I was with Vuelta coming up and with Tyler winning the Gold and now riding the Vuelta it should be bigger and better than ever veiwing for them. This is after I found out that they are only going to have a 1 hour wrap up show this year.

If you feel like me, please let them know at http://ww2.olntv.com/feedback.asp

I am crushed. My morning training (treadmill and trainer) is usually at 5:30am in front of the tv and the tours are my favorite times of the year.

Free the Vuelta!!!!
 

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Yup! I was just discussing this with a friend last weekend who informed me that they are going to show American Shooter re-runs instead. Not sure if that's really the case, but it wouldn't surprise me too much..... :rolleyes:
 

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I sent this:

I'm not sure why you have decided to condense coverage of the Vuelta d'Espana this year. Your coverage of the TDF was World Class. I just can't see watching the good old boys hunting and fishing; they do that all year around; over and over and over and over.
 

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Suelta la Vuelta!

Yep, when it comes to cycling, OLN stands for "Only Lance Network". No Lance Armstrong, no coverage....

But at least we get Le Tour De Lance - it could be worse.

(Nothing worse than watching bass fishing though :mad: )
 

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This was discussed earlier

Here: http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=38871

I recently read (but now I can't find the link) an interview or an excerpt with the programming head of OLN. The short answer is this - covering the Vuelta de España costs more money than OLN can bring in with advertisers. Apparently, bass fishing is a much easier sell than skinny guys on bikes.

FWIW,
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Well, Friends, this is a reality check.

For as big as cycling is to people like us it just isn't as appealing as fishin'. Numbers don't lie. I hope that this can change in the future.
 
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