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First, NBC Sports Gold has dropped it's fee from 59.99 to 24.99 this year- maybe it was 49.99 last year but I passed.
I jumped on that! I can't do any better. Flobikes is like 129.0 a year. No thanks

Second, Parice-Nice starts today! Super excited!!

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Honestly, this part is pretty disappointing but... at this point I'll live with it.
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Wel...&^% I think I was aware of this but it's been such a busy year so far.

NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) will no longer be the “exclusive television home” of the Tour de France in the US after this year, as the Sports Business Journal reported January 22 that the network would cease operations by the end of 2021.


NBC Sports will continue with its television cycling coverage through the calendar year, a network representative confirmed to Cyclingnews.

“NBC Sports is working with all of its partners on scheduling for 2022 and beyond,” the statement noted.

US cycling fans have been able to watch the Tour de France and a selection of other top road races on the cable network since it was first launched in 1995 as Outdoor Life Network, owned by Comcast. The network changed names several times, becoming Versus in 2006, then NBCSN in 2011, the year Comcast bought NBC.

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With regard to NBC Sports Letour stills list them as an official broadcaster of the TDF even tho it's not listed on their schedule.

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Yeah .... I bought that service a few years ago and still haven't regretted it ... but if next year's schedule doesn't have all the track, MTB and road races (except the Giro and a bunch of others :mad: ) then $25 will be too much. But I am looking forward to watching Stage One after I get home from work today.
 

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It’s such a fractured broadcast system just to watch a bike race. Should be easier in the 21st century.
I mean... it is but the cost to go through something like Flobikes is almost not worth the cost. My hope is that is lands on Peacock at this point.
 

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Try GCN race pass. I’m liking it a lot. I cast it to any of my TVs. If NBC backs up GCN will pick up US rights. Btw - the tierreno Adriatico is fantastic catch it if you can. What a field.
 

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I bought GCN+ this morning and promptly watched the last 70K of MSR. App was perfect, no breakups.
Is GCN getting the major races? Like Milan-Sanremo and the Tour of Flanders?
 
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Is GCN getting the major races? Like Milan-Sanremo and the Tour of Flanders?
It had the full MSR. I think Flanders is extended highlights. It has the full Giro, just highlights of PR. Th website has the US schedule. The UK schedule is more extensive. Today I watched the women’s Alfredo Binda.
 

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From what I can tell unless NBC sports has the US rights then GCN has it. I’ve been reading NBC may pass on cycling coverage next year. Then GCN should be able to air all of it here. Still was well worth the 25.00 February price. Think Its 49.99 now. I watched everybody minute of Milan San Remo. I loved watching the coverage of the Italian country side. Then heading into the poggio was exciting. Best time of year. We have classics every weekend for awhile.
 

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There was a great helicopter shot of this place during MSR.
 
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