Giro d'Italia Feminin July 2-11

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Jun 22, 2009
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Rai-3

RAI-3 can be puchased I believe from the specialty international feeds Dish TV offers. I have seen it in their packages, but I have never subsribed. I use DirecTV, so I can't get it. Last year, RAI-3 did in fact cover the Giro De Feminin, but it was not live as you say. It was probably edited for the daily programming segments. I got a lot of stuff recorded from RAI-3 over many years. They do a decent job, but I can't understand Italian. They are usually the best supplier of women's racing segments on TV from Italy. I like Eurosport, but it's not available in USA, and they don't cover enough women's pro road racing that I know of. In last year's Giro during the Monte Serra stage, RAI-3 stopped at the finish line on the moto to shoot Mara Abbott and Emma Pooley coming in together on the famous climbers stage which is well known in the Tuscany region. Well, the moto got in the way of the finish, and the next day RAI-3 fired that camera crew and had to get a replacement to finish shooting the rest of the race. I had friends there that day shooting the race as photo-journalists.
 
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Last year, RAI-3 did in fact cover the Giro De Feminin, but it was not live as you say. It was probably edited for the daily programming segments. I got a lot of stuff recorded from RAI-3 over many years.
It might be on Raitre, but generally speaking they are moving more and more of their cycling to their satellite / digital terrestrial channels. For example, of the whole week of national championships, road and TT, men, women, juniors, etc., Raitre will only show the men road race, while all the rest, including men TT and all women events, are on satellite and not live.

Unfortunately live broadcasts are very few, as they probably cost too much. Tirreno - Adriatico, Milano - Sanremo, Giro, men RR national championship and Giro di Lombardia I guess are the only ones.
 
Jan 30, 2010
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I love women, I really do, but this was my point in last week's thread about women's cycling and its lack of demand...

This thread has already dropped to the bottom of the second page, and only NINE different posters have contributed to it, despite many people in that thread proclaiming they actively follow women's cycling

In that thread, one poster labelled me something rather negative when I said that women's cycling suffers from a lack of demand, but I havent seen that poster say anything in this thread yet

I'm bumping it back up before it drops to the third page!!!
 
Jul 24, 2009
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The supply-demand relation regarding women's cycling isn't established and I don't accept your rationale. Besides, you're posting that right below a post which says there will be daily 50-minute TV highlights.

I'll be discussing it in on at least a couple of other forums, which I choose over this forum because generally attitudes in them tend, unlike on these boards, to have moved on from the 1950s. Yeah, it won't change if we don't help it etc. but there's only so many hours in the day.

I'm still undecided on the podium order, but I think it'll be between Pooley, Häusler and Abbott. Evie Stevie has the talent but I think it might be a year too soon for her. Arndt, Neben, Pucinskaite and Guderzo won't be strong enough over the long climbs. I also think Elena Berlato will do quite well, on position if not being particularly close on time, and Eleonora Patuzzo seems a bit of an unknown quantity although I don't expect her to challenge. The sprints should be ace, pretty much every big name is there.
 
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Im looking forward to it, but its not started yet.

Just hoping those highlights packages get out each day, my raitre source has dried up :/
 
Jun 22, 2009
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To Skip

That's pretty funny, 1950's. That's an insult coming from a British Forum regular over there folks, CycleChat. I did quite a bit of serious work on the Giro pre race writeup and posted it in Cyclechat which Skip and really no one else responded to except a couple of insults from some holigans. Doesn't seem like the UK has come out of the 50's yet either I guess. In fact UK Veloriders were worse sounding more like Soccer Holigans watching British reruns of Mrs. Brown we got a lovely daughter. With 12 replies, every single one was a holigan response. If your cyclechat is so progressive, then it doesn't show.
 
Jul 24, 2009
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What a bizarre response. No-one on Cycle Chat insulted you, although it's true the thread there isn't very popular at the moment. One response said "nice work", the other joked about you calling it the Giro de Feminin. It is more progressive than this place, though (the racing forum is, anyway). I've encountered infinitely more sexism here than I have there. It's all relative, but still...

I'm not sure what Veloriders or my nationality have to do with anything, either. I don't post on Veloriders precisely because every time I've seen women's cycling discussed there it's generally been in the most odious terms possible. Bigots exist in every nation - stop press.
 
@femmevelo on twitter is providing some good updates, and a few photo's too. Here's today's finale:

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Jul 24, 2009
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Yeah, that's Ashleigh Moolman's account, although obviously it's with a friend or colleague during the actual race (I'd love it if she were tweeting from the gruppo). She rode well in the Bira and I'm hoping she'll do quite well in the Giro.
 
Jun 22, 2009
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Giro Donne photos

There are lots of mainstream sites that will post s a photo or two from the Giro, namely CN and Velonews, etc, but the bulk of the photos will probably be posted on Cicloweb piscasso site and directly on the Giro Donne site. I have a friend who will cover a few stages and he takes real nice photos. When he gets his posted on Piscasso, I will post the link here. Otherwise WCN will probably post a handful of small photos for each stage, but it's not very interesting. I would hope someone would do what British Cycling did with their nationals and post a full screen cracking slideshow. That would be nice. In time, a few videos will dribble out from Youtube, but I am betting my buddy will have the best photos overall. He's not going to every stage, but I am hoping he will cover the Stelvio. He got a nice camera and lens kit, so they should be nice.
 
Jun 22, 2009
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Climbs removed

If you missed the Emma Pooley thread, then note that the Aldena was removed from stage 6, and the Sormano was removed from stage 7. The organizers said the tour was already too hard and didn't need it. I'm sensing someone complained, either the riders or some of the team management.