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June 11, 2006

OLN Tour broadcast schedule released

Pedal | OLN Announces Broadcast Schedule for the 2006 Tour de France

Canada's Pedal magazine has an OLN press release that's not even on the OLN Press Center page yet.

We're all concerned about how the Only Lance Network is going to fill time without a certain Texan, but fear not. On the eve of the Tour, Friday June 30th, OLN will offer a one-hour special “In Lance's Words.” “Narrated by Lance Armstrong, the winner of the 2005 Tour de France, this special chronicles last year's event - and Armstrong's record breaking victory.” That's at 8 p.m. Eastern, 5 p.m. Pacific.

That special will follow “Road to the Tour,” looking at the season so far, and laying out the contenders for yellow.

It also looks like OLN finally has the pull to get live coverage every single day, including Sundays, which used to be delayed to let CBS have first dibs.


OLNTV.com | Tour Schedule (PDF file)

Posted by Frank Steele on June 11, 2006 in Television, Tour de France 2006, Tour news | Permalink


Since the release is on Pedal's web site, does this mean that this will be OLN Canada's Tour schedule? Often, the Canadian coverage differs wildly from the American coverage.

Posted by: Gary at Jun 11, 2006 9:08:27 PM

That I don't know. The PDF file that I linked to comes from OLNTV.com, and has the same schedule as the press release. That suggests it's the US schedule.

The Canadian Outdoor Life website, which I had never visited, is singularly unhelpful, and includes a Tour webpage ( http://tsn.ca/oln/tour_de_france/ ) that's almost entirely about doping, and no mention at all that they'll be televising the Tour.

Posted by: TdFblog's Frank at Jun 11, 2006 9:54:59 PM

I'd like to know if OLN will have an online TDF 'package' like they did for the Giro. Do you know if there will be streaming coverage of the tour in English?

Posted by: Keith at Jun 15, 2006 2:59:41 PM

Where can I listen to the live broadcast of the tour de france daily ?

Posted by: Winston at Jul 15, 2006 10:07:39 AM