Haven't you been banned yet? But anyway.Aleajactaest said:As for the TdownUnder payments, they clearly got great value. This year, no lance, no big names and we get a whopping 1/2 hour of daily highlights.
1/2 hour of daily highlights? All stages were on TV in Australia with both of the last 2 stages on free to air across the country. For those outside Australia, channel 9 streamed all stages online for anyone to watch. The crowds at the race were the largest yet. This years race was nothing but a massive success and had nothing to do with LA. A lot more to do with the popularity of cycling in the country and effects following Cadel's tour success. If Cadel returns to the race before retiring, the figures will go off the charts. LA has/had very little effect on the current success of the TDU.