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Old 08-23-2011, 01:37 PM
 
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The hillclimb used to be a big deal with major coverage. I remember watching it as a kid on ABC's Wide World of Sports. Hillclimbs used to be a big deal in Europe, as well, with major coverage for its time. However, it's clear that those days have waned. The automotive press covered the hillclimb, but not the major outlets, as you note. But...wait'll next year. With the course expected to be fully paved, there's indication that the major manufacturers will jump in with big bucks efforts. That should bring more publicity and more sponsorship money (look at all the advertising spread all over the 'spandex commando' crowd you mentioned) and maybe bring it back as a major automotive sporting event. Let's hope.
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Old 08-23-2011, 01:46 PM
 
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Cuz cycling is waaay cooler than cars.
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Old 08-23-2011, 01:48 PM
 
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The hillclimb used to be a big deal with major coverage. I remember watching it as a kid on ABC's Wide World of Sports. Hillclimbs used to be a big deal in Europe, as well, with major coverage for its time. However, it's clear that those days have waned. The automotive press covered the hillclimb, but not the major outlets, as you note. But...wait'll next year. With the course expected to be fully paved, there's indication that the major manufacturers will jump in with big bucks efforts. That should bring more publicity and more sponsorship money (look at all the advertising spread all over the 'spandex commando' crowd you mentioned) and maybe bring it back as a major automotive sporting event. Let's hope.

God I hope so!

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Cuz cycling is waaay cooler than cars.
You can't be serious....Pedal bikes are waaay cooler than a 1000HP AWD car sliding sideways over 90pmh on the edge of a 2000 Ft drop off? I beg to differ...
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Old 08-23-2011, 02:16 PM
 
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Colorado mountain towns pull out all the stops to impress pro cyclers - The Denver Post
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Old 08-23-2011, 02:27 PM
 
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Ryanek9freak: I think lalahartma's opinion is jaded by all that sea of spandex. So, here's what to do: Next year for the hillclimb, all the drivers dress in spandex driving suits....on second thought, never mind. That's an image too horrible to contemplate.
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Old 08-23-2011, 07:41 PM
 
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Colorado Springs shines on first day of USA Pro Cycling Challenge - The Denver Post
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Old 08-23-2011, 07:42 PM
 
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Hahaha, cyclists are definitely hotter than racecar drivers.
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Old 08-26-2011, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Northglenn, CO
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Yea, well the Hill Climb is also an international event, and is almost 100 years old, so why the hell doesn't it get the kind of press that this spandex commando Lance Armstrong wannbe group did?

That really burns me.

The same channel (Versus) that is broadcasting the USAPCC usually shows the hill climb (albeit on delay).

Actually I think NBC Sports was up there this past race to feature it in Wide World of Sports. I saw a few NBC trucks and thought how cool it was that it was finally getting network attention.

It's on every year you just have to really look for it.
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Old 08-26-2011, 11:51 AM
 
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Live coverage today at 2:00pm.
2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge
RP
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Old 08-29-2011, 08:15 AM
 
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Spent the day in Denver and watched the race. What a blast, hotter then h*ll though. RP
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