I’ve been in Harrogate for the last week, and the atmosphere is absolutely buzzing. The trip from the states has been escalated by the amazing success of the US riders. 3 golds and currently atop the medals table.
Though when I ask friends back in the States they have no idea and it seems like there is no mention in mainstream media.
Just kind of bums me out, they should be getting more accolades for their success.
And this surprises you? Cycling doesn’t end in ‘ball’ and it’s not an easy to comprehend us-against-them team sport. Sorry about our luck. Maybe there’s U23 crash highlights shown at the end of the sports seg?
If the weather keeps up it’s def going to be a wild weekend of racing!
The Tour doesn’t even get mentioned on ESPN page 1 save for a blurb about the winner on the last day on occasion. I have friends that ride bikes that don’t even know the WC’s are taking place. Cycling just isn’t a popular sport in the U.S. Unfortunate but it is what it is.
If you have Xfinity, there is now a NBCSports Gold app included in your package. So just like they did previously with Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, you no longer have to hook up a device to watch content from these apps.
However, you can only fast-forward 30" at a time on the app…so I had watched a good chunk of the race online earlier in the day, but still needed to see the final 40K. Trying to get to that point in the race via the app was maddeningly annoying, so I bailed and went to my iPad to finish. Hopefully this gets addressed moving forward.
Hopefully it carries on to the ProTour, I’m sure it will on the women’s side but on the men’s that’s a bit iffy. Our domestic structure really isn’t designed for youth development, and racing in Europe you’re an outsider. Hopefully that changes.
Also nice seeing a local racer (Jastrab) win it all!