Old 07-24-19, 05:01 AM
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I have tried watching the ABC coverage of the '89 Tour, but boy is it awful. I can't help but wonder what an excellent job CBS could have done with the race that year, especially after seeing what an outstanding job they did in 1988. The coverage of Hampsten's disastrous climb up Luz Ardiden that begins at 4:28 is absolutely riveting sports television (sorry for the horrible video quality) despite 1988 being a year that most agree was a relatively uneventful Tour:

CBS must have been awash in $$$ that year, what with their own motorcycle camera crews, soundtrack, and helicopter shots and great production values.
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