The race has been turning a tidy profit since it's inception. It also attracts huge crowds to local businesses. How's that not financially healthy?Ferminal said:Not sure being essentially a government event is 'financially healthy' although I guess it is universally supported in SA so that will never change.42x16ss said:
The balance sheet of the title sponsor though!
Yeah, because what I've heard from around here American TV companies are usually so good at showing races live. Wouldn't be the first time I've noticed people states-side scramble for online livefeeds while I'm just sitting smugly over here being "Well, I've got it on live national TV, so I'm totally cool here. "Jancouver said:Yeah, for some reason, the American TV companies are refusing to cover crappy cycling eventsRedheadDane said:It's not TDU's fault that you haven't got proper coverage. The coverage around here is pretty good; live on national television, good images, the lot.Jancouver said:Its not on my TV and the stream quality is so poor that I cant really see much. You again, just to compare it with my local tour of California. We have the HD stream for years and years and watching TdU is like watching a race coverage from some 3rd world country and they have been WT race forever ... WT without the WT quality of field, roads, or TV coverage. Its a shame.RedheadDane said:So do I; TDU is a great race!Jancouver said:I'm not negative, I'm just honest and I call things as they are. I refuse to be politically correct
It's a nice early chance to see the riders in action, sure the - majority of - the big-name riders aren't there, but isn't that just a good thing? Kinda nice to see the "lesser" riders getting a chance to shine.
Of course the most important thing is that the riders seemingly enjoy it, at least that's what Brian Nygaard has been saying, and I'd say he has a pretty good base of knowledge about what he's talking about.
Every race needs this. The best streaming out there.Jancouver said:Actually, I have to take it back as it is not my TV company fault. It is their fault that they don't have a high quality HD stream as the American races have. Just license the ToC Tour Tracker technology and they could have a great HD coverage too.
Of course, all I said was have a go. Valverde sprinting at full ball up the flèche will always be a different proposition. You wouldn't know until he gets there thoughJspear said:
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