They screened some pretty ropey stuff over the years, but the latest Channel 4 scheduling move takes the biscuit. They’ve dropped coverage of the Tour De France after 15 years, to make way for more in depth coverage of the Ashes cricket series.
In a desperate bid to get the powers that be to come to their senses we’ve compiled a list of why cycling on TV knocks cricket into a cocked trilby.
Cricketers give up and run in for sandwhiches as soon as it goes a bit dark or threatens a light shower. Cyclists carry on over mountain passes in blizzards and torrential rain.
Watching the Tour, you get to see the whole of a country in the background, not just cameo appearances by the local hi rise slum and gas works.
Cyclists need to wear Oakleys because they’re cranking along at 40mph, cricketers don’t need to wear Oakleys while standing still. Posers
The support crews in the Tour make themselves interesting by driving around screaming at everyone with loads of wheels and bikes on the roof of their cars. The Cricket equivalent is an old codger buried under a big pile of discarded cardigans who occasionally gives people the finger
The list goes on but you get the picture. Unfortunately it doesn’t look like you’ll be getting pictures of the Tour on terrestrial telly so you’d best start saving for a dish and a video recorder!
Thanks to Bikebiz for the story.