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General Category => Freewheeling => Racing => Topic started by: JT on July 24, 2008, 10:45:10 am

Title: Sky to sponsor British Cycling
Post by: JT on July 24, 2008, 10:45:10 am
http://www.britishcycling.org.uk/web/site/BC/bcf/News2008/20080724_Sky_Deal.asp (http://www.britishcycling.org.uk/web/site/BC/bcf/News2008/20080724_Sky_Deal.asp)

I'm no fan of Sky but this is pretty big for cycling.
Title: Re: Sky to sponsor British Cycling
Post by: Chris S on July 24, 2008, 10:48:16 am
So I guess we can kiss goodbye to cycling coverage on non-murdoch TV then?

Great... I suppose  ::-).
Title: Re: Sky to sponsor British Cycling
Post by: tiermat on July 24, 2008, 10:48:35 am
And they are sponsoring Freewheel this year...

YAY good for them!
Title: Re: Sky to sponsor British Cycling
Post by: tiermat on July 24, 2008, 10:51:25 am
Just because Sky are sponsoring them, doesn't mean you will only see doemtic events on SKY, come to think of it Eurosports is the ONLY place you can see domestic events, apart from on Cycling.tv....

So no real change, the Pro-Tour etc will stay with it usual braodcasters, and domestic races may get more coverage.  Win-Win I say...
Title: Re: Sky to sponsor British Cycling
Post by: David Martin on July 24, 2008, 12:33:25 pm
Cool. It has just inspired me to fire off an email to investigate the possibility of a city centre crit in Dundee for next summer..

..d
Title: Re: Sky to sponsor British Cycling
Post by: tiermat on July 24, 2008, 12:36:09 pm
Why not? If Brighouse can do it, I'm certain Dundee can...

Report of Brighouse Crits 2008 (http://www.britishcycling.org.uk/web/site/BC/roa/EventReports2008/20080610_Brighouse.asp)
Title: Re: Sky to sponsor British Cycling
Post by: onb on July 25, 2008, 01:16:59 pm
Or Colne for that matter.

Colne Town Centre GP (http://www.britishcycling.org.uk/web/site/BC/roa/EventReports2008/20080716_Colne_GP.asp)
Title: Re: Sky to sponsor British Cycling
Post by: αdαmsκι on July 29, 2008, 11:11:48 am
This is Richard Williams' (http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/sport/2008/07/29/murdochs_millions_may_cost_cyc.html) (Chief Sports Writer of The Guardian) take on things.
Title: Re: Sky to sponsor British Cycling
Post by: Frenchie on July 29, 2008, 10:20:53 pm
Good stuff potentially: Sky bought half a page announcing this in this WE Observer as well as a full page in OSM. They are comitted. I see where Richard Williams is coming from though. I hope he is wrong.