As far as I can tell, there will be NO taped coverage on OLN this year, no evening show. Of course, you'd be hard-pressed to know this for sure, as there is no sign of the Tour anywhere on the front page of OLN's website. When you click on Schedule, you find the live broadcast at its appropriate times, but if you click on that, you get a page that says "Show does not exist."OLN will be airing live coverage at the same times. Tape delayed coverage may differ a bit
The only time I ever even think of watching OLN is during the Tour - and I only watch a bit of it during the night time packaged replay. I assumed the Tour was the channel's biggest event of the year. Curious to know what else OLN has on I just tried to find it (I have Shaw Direct) but couldn't. I went through the 500s but couldn't find anything called OLN. I can't access the Shaw Direct website at the moment so I'm now wondering if I still have the channel. A (very) quick check of the OLN website turned up nothing about where to find it on Shaw Direct.It appears the Tour has become OLN's unwanted bastard stepchild, and they just want to get through it as cheaply as possible.
Ditto!I wish I could share your hope that the Tour in HD might find a home on a new national incarnation of Sportsnet, but given Rogers' shabby disregard for one of its few marquee sporting properties I don't have much confidence; North American sports stations can't really see past their obsession with stick-and-ball sports. I hope I'm wrong. I'd love to be able to see the Giro, the Vuelta and the Spring Classics on tv as well. Searching for Euro feeds and torrents on the web is very wearying and time-consuming.
I noticed this too, and as an ex-pat of the UK who's used to Sky Digital and its "red button" service, I won't pretend that I didn't get a little excited.So I was watching the Tour de France on OLN this morning when I noticed a little 'A' button icon on the screen....so I pressed the 'A' button and up came all of this information on the screen. Things like the history of the race, and which riders and riding for which teams...handy stuff really.
I wonder if this is a sign of things to come from Rogers....where the A button does a little more than just get us into On Demand content....
Several riders had to really dig deep after punctures or mechanical failures. I thought Armstrong's ride to get back precious minutes after a puncture was especially noteworthy - a lot of work done by Popovych, but Armstrong had to leave Popo as he rode solo to bridge a huge gap.It was a great day for Victoria's Ryder Hesjedal...
I don't think we've heard the last from Ryder this Tour. He showed tremendous resolve and fortitude to stick with that elite group once they caught him, and he even tried to break for the win just after the red kite. Awesome ride!Hesjedal is a pretty good cyclist