- May 6, 2009
I have never understood the attitude in cycling. How are people going to get exposure for their race and keep getting sponsors to cough up cash if there is nothing in it for you? Why spend money if your band won't be on TV. Same with RAI with Emilia, Piedmont etc., never any decent coverage or stream? WTF.Fundertaker said:The thing is... they should have at least let it be televised this year, otherwise it won't get ANY exposition at all. Yeah, diehard cycling fans may know about it and it's one of those great small stage races in the beggining of the year that has a bit of everything (so many WT teams want to race there) but the promoters and the tourism association make absolutely no effort to promote for years. No TV, barely registers on sports newspapers (and it doesn't register on the regular ones), no internet promotion, nothing.
It's a big shame though, as it would be the one Portuguese race that I could see eventually going to the WT. Now we'll get a bunch of mediocre races with our Conti teams all year. The spectacle!
No wonder they are ****ed financially.