Full Broadcast Coverage for the Vuelta a Espana sign now

We the undersigned petitioners of whom are known as Outdoor Life Network road cycling racing fans petition the OLN TV network the following:

1. That OLNTV broadcast the Vuelta a Espana [Tour of Spain] daily from September 4 to September 26, 2004.

2. That this daily broadcast be live and be comparable to the daily coverage afforded the Giro D'Italia [Tour of Italy] and the Tour de France [Tour of France].

3. This daily coverage would be anywhere from a time duration of 1.5 to 3 hours depending on the stage conditions [flat fast running stage to a slow ride up in the mountain stages].

We fans of the professional cycling circuit and viewers of the Outdoor Life Network petition your reconsideration of your decision to only carry one one-hour Vuelta a Espana tour recap. We find this one one-hour broadcast hardly worthy of such an event. The Vuelta a Espana is the third crown jewel of the Grand Tour, which includes the Giro D'Italia and the Tour de France.

Additionally, a pro-cycling team sponsore by you [OLN TV], the United States Postal Service Team presented by Berry Floor will be participating. Key riders that rode in the Tour de France will be competiting for the top podium position. We find it unfathomable that you would not want to cover a team that you are a sponsor of. The team itself would be left wondering why such a void in coverage would exist.

We are fans of racing coverage year round, and are not just Tour de France viewers. Your coverage of the Spring Classics is noteworthy. We consumed your coverage with a voracious appetite.

We gladly watch all race coverage you provide and we implore you to restore the Vuelta and any other planned Fall Classics to your broadcast schedule for the remainder of your 2004 calendar.

We would like to note that we were elated with the coverage given the Tour de France. You've truly delivered a premiere package that no other network, commercial or cable would ever dream of providing and for that, we are extremely grateful.

More importantly, you've exposed many non-racing viewers to the beauty of the sport and won many converts over who would tune in. They would find in your coverage, that pro-cycling is not only about Lance Armstrong, but about the ride, the rider and the fan. More exposure now, sustained exposure throughout the racing season and just plain exposure will ensure further growth of your viewership.

We are a small group, we pro-cycling race viewers. But, we are large group in our advocacy in both government and in our community. We build awareness through participation. We join together in our unified position and ask you with a loud resounding voice: "Please restore the Vuelta a Espana to full broadcast status as well as the remainder of the pro-cycling season."

Thank you very much.

Sincerely,

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