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OLN’s Comprehensive Same-Day Cycling Schedule Debuts March 6th

STAMFORD, CT (Feb 10, 2005) – OLN®, the home of professional cycling, introduces Cyclysm Sundays, a new, weekly show dedicated to the races, the athletes and the teams that cycling fans are watching throughout the season. Airing every Sunday at 5:00 PM ET, Cyclysm Sundays will feature same-day coverage of many of the major cycling races, including the Spring Classics, and will be hosted by the rotating team of cycling experts – Phil Liggett, Paul Sherwen and Bob Roll.

""Cycling is hugely important to OLN, and the Spring Classics are some of the most exciting races out there,"" said Gavin Harvey, President of the network. ""By presenting cycling every Sunday, we're creating a basis for the entire season. Fans, even those who only recently caught the cycling bug, can turn to OLN to watch the season unfold and experience the building drama of this punishing sport.""

In addition to race coverage, Cyclysm Sundays will feature a weekly update on Lance Armstrong and the Discovery Cycling Team; training tips from Chris Carmichael, personal coach to Armstrong; and coverage of the National Championship Series, a U.S.-based cycling series in which the top domestic cyclist is crowned at the end of each season. The format of Cyclysm Sundays will change somewhat in June, when the show focuses mainly on previewing the Tour de France.

“We’re excited about this new format,” said John Carter, Vice President of Production and Executive Producer. “It’s going to be a fantastic showcase for Lance's team as they take on the heaviest schedule ever for these great classic races.”

The race schedule for Cyclysm Sundays follows (same-day unless indicated; subject to change):

March 6th Paris-Nice (France)
March 13th Paris-Nice (France)
March 20th Milan San Remo (Italy)/Tirreno-Adriatico (Italy)
March 27th Criterium International (France)
April 3rd Tour of Flanders (Belgium)
April 10th Paris-Robaix (France)/Redlands* (USA)
April 17th Amstel Gold Race (Netherlands)
April 24th Liege-Bastogne-Liege (Belgium)/Sea Otter* (USA)
May 1st Tour de Georgia (USA)
May 8th Giro d’Italia (Italy)**
May 15th Giro d’Italia (Italy)
May 22nd Giro d’Italia (Italy)
May 29th Giro d’Italia (Italy)
June 5th US Pro Cycling - Philadelphia (USA)
June 12th Road to the Tour (Tour de France preview)
June 19th Road to the Tour/Nature Valley Classic (USA)
June 26th Road to the Tour
July 3rd - 24th Tour de France (France)***
Sept 4th Vuelta a España (Spain)
Sept 11th Vuelta a España (Spain)/San Francisco Criterium* (USA)
Sept 18th Vuelta a España (Spain)/Tour de Cliffs* (USA)
Oct 15th Giro di Lombardia (Italy)
* Tape delay
** Giro d’Italia coverage may be expanded to include Saturday Coverage
*** Tour de France will include daily coverage


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JP (not verified)
Thank-you! nm (nm)
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John Z (not verified)

90 minutes once a week? We are supposed to be excited by this? OLN provides more weekly airtime to a fat Labrador Retriever.

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Heath (not verified)
Getting OLN

I cannot even get OLN with my cable company.

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Chris T. (not verified)
My Sundays are RUINED!!

No Duck Decoy show?

The horror, the horror....

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Carol Wood (not verified)
Can you get there from here?

Perhaps if they get a good audience response the marketing people will let them expand their coverage.

It seems like a good enough time slot--can watch it after the day's ride. I intend to watch, anyways.

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JP (not verified)
Oh noooooooo ...

Does that mean we have to buy Lincoln navigator FUVs, metal detectors and DR wood chipper :-)

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Jersey guy (not verified)
Just don't bring back the Cutters

Sounds promising to me, if they let Phil, Paul and Bob talk about the races. Sounds like they'll have wall-to-wall Lance, which can be tedious. But please NEVER bring back the Cutters!

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hannah (not verified)
So where are we watching?

Blondie's or Water Street Bar?

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jeff (not verified)

Doesn't this mean, among other things, that there will be no daily coverage of the Giro?

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Hy S. Terrier (not verified)

OLN has the contract.

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<a href="http://www.OhReallyOreilly.com">Peter O'Reilly</a> (not verified)
Will there be any racing broadcasts by the Discovery Channel?
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