Thursday, January 10, 2008
Cyclo-Cross Surpasses Soccer in Flanders Spectatorship
I just read an article on the increased spectatorship of cyclo-cross in the Flanders region of Belgium. It's so high that it even surpassed that soccer (voetbal.) That's a huge feat!
It also appears that spectatorship for cyclo-cross in USA has taken a huge leap as well!
AND the numbers don't even take into consideration internet, newspaper or magazine coverage.
Here is the cyclingnews link to the story.
And here are the numbers from the cyclingnews story:
World championship Hooglede-Gits 2007: 60,000 on site, 1.25 million viewers (Sporza)
World championship Zeddam 2006: 28,000 / 798,000 (Sporza)
World Cup Hofstade: 20,000 / 505,971 (Sporza)
GvA Koppenbergcross Oudenaarde: 17,500 / 491,000 (Sporza)
SuperPrestige Diegem: 15,000 / 546,457 (VT4)
GvA Loenhout: 13,000 / 442,000 (Sporza)
GvA Baal: 9000 – 760380 (Sporza)
Singlespeed Oregon & Cross Vegas (USA): 5,000
SP Eerde-Veghel (Netherlands): 5,000 / 433,894 (VT4)
Sint-Michielsgestel (Netherlands): 2,500