Update! Since we all started tweeting #WeWantRVVlive, there’s been a development, and it’s good news!
Now, it’s not perfect – this stream is for subscribers to Belgian TV/telecoms/internet company Proximus only… so far! But maybe that will change too, if eg a company like Eurosport buys the rights, and we can always ask them!
Is it because of the hashtag campaign? Very hard to tell. We know even a few weeks ago, the Ronde van Vlaanderen organisers and Sporza were telling journalists and fans that no, there wouldn’t be a stream, because of budget issues. So it could have been a coincidence, and they’d found the cash and this just brought the announcement forward, or it could have been a response to the campaign.
But you know what? It doesn’t matter! There is literally no downside to women’s cycling fans coming together and showing that hell yes, we want to see the women’s Ronde van Vlaanderen live, and that there is a ton of demand for all women’s cycling races.
It sometimes doesn’t feel like much, to write a tweet, or a facebook message, or send an email – but together, our efforts combine, and we can change the sport!
So, please do tweet to the Ronde van Vlaanderen organisers, Sporza and Proximus, and thank them for putting on the stream, or contact them on facebook, instagram, or through whatever channels you prefer (find the links on their websites: the RvV, Sporza and Proximus – you may need to scroll right down) – and please do ask your local TV broadcaster if they’ll consider buying it too. Use the #WeWantRVVLive hashtag, and #RvVwomen while you do it, and share and like other people’s social media, and who knows, maybe we’ll have more good news!
Now, for the original story…