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28 Sep 2018 17:39

BBC have the rights for the UK. Cycling is a priority but unfortunately ES can't show live race in UK. Covering for ES International.
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28 Sep 2018 18:32

BriSmithy wrote:
hayneplane wrote:World Road Race - delayed coverage only for men's elite on Sunday from British Eurosport. Bastards

BBC have the rights for the UK. Cycling is a priority but unfortunately ES can't show live race in UK. Covering for ES International.

To be fair, the Worlds coverage is excellent that apart. Keep up the goods work, as they say. Shall watch on ES Player if the commentary is on there.
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04 Oct 2018 07:10

British Eurosport commentary pairings so far (mens .WT, .HC and .1 only):

Tour Down Under (highlights): (world feed - Liggett, McEwan etc)
Cadel Evans Great Ocean Race (highlights): Stephens (solo)
Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana: Hatch & Stephens (st 1-4), Stephens & Backstedt (st 5)
Herald Sun Tour (highlights): (world feed - Liggett & Keenan)
Dubai Tour: Kirby & Smith
Vuelta a Andalucia: Kirby & Stephens
Volta ao Algarve: (ES Player only - no commentrary)
Abu Dhabi Tour: Quigley & Smith (Stages 1-4), Kirby & Smith (Stage 5)
(Kirby due to do whole event but was ill)
Omloop Het Nieuwsblad: Quigley & Backstedt
Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne: Quigley & Backstedt
Tour of Oman: McCrossan (solo) (30 mins world feed package)
Le Samyn: Kirby & Backstedt
Strade Bianche: Kirby & Stephens
Paris-Nice: Hatch & Smith + Andy (?) (stage 1), Harris-Bass (stages 2-)
(Kelly was due to be co-comms but unavailable)
Tirreno-Adriatico: Kirby & Gibb (stages 1-3) / Stephens (stages 4-5), Smith (stages 6-)
Nokere Koerse: Quigley & Smith
Handzame Classic: Hatch & Smith
Milano-Sanremo: Hatch & Stephens
GP De Denain: (no commentary - ES player only)
Tour de Langkawi (highlights): Kirby (solo)
Volta Ciclista a Catalunya: Kirby & Stephens
Driedaagse Bruges - de Panne: Quigley & Backstedt (now a 1 day race!)
E3 Harelbeke: Quigley & Backstedt
Gent-Wevelgem: Quigley & Smith
Dwars door Vlaanderen: Kirby & Smith
GP Miguel Indurain: Quigley & Smith
Ronde van Vlaanderen: Kirby, Stephens & Kelly
Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco: Kirby & Stephens (st. 1-5), Stephens & Backstedt (st 6)
Scheldeprijs: Quigley & Smith
Paris-Roubaix: Hatch, Quigley & Kelly (with Will Fotheringham)
De Brabantse Pijl: Quigley & Backstedt
Amstel Gold Race: Kirby & Smith
Tro Bro Leon: Quigley & Smith
Tour of the Alps: Kirby & Backstedt (st. 1-3), Gibb (st. 4-)
Tour of Croatia: Quigley & Smith
La Fleche Wallonne: Hatch & Stephens
Liege-Bastogne-Liege: Hatch & Kelly
Tour de Romandie: Kirby & Smith
Eschborn-Frankfurt: Kirby & Smith
Tour de Yorkshire: Harris-Bass & Backstedt
Giro d'Italia: Kirby, Hatch, Smith & Kelly with Harris-Bass (plus guests)
4 Days of Dunkirk: ES Player only (no commentary)
Vuelta Aragon: Quigley (solo)
Tour of California: Quigley & Backstedt
GP Marcel Kint: ES Player only (no commentary)
Tour de l'Ain: Quigley & Backstedt
Tour of Belgium: ES Player only (no commentary)
Hammer Series Limburg: Quigley & McEwan (ES Player Only)
Heistse Pijl: ES Player only (no commentary)
Criterium du Dauphine: Kirby & Stephens
Tour de Suisse: Quigley & Smith
Tour of Slovenia: Hatch & Backstedt
La Route D'Occitanie: Harris-Bass & Stephens (stage 1), (stage 2 ESP only), Stephens & Gibb (stage 3), (stage 4 ES Player only)
Dwars Door Het Hageland: ES Player only (no commentary)
Halle-Ingooigem: Kirby & Stephens
Spanish Road Championships: Quigley & Smith
UK Road Championships: Boulting & Stephens (live, host broadcaster feed) / Quigley & Smith (repeats)
French Road Championships: Quigley & Smith
Dutch Road Championships: Quigley (solo)
Tour de France: Kirby, Hatch, Kelly & Smith (with Adam Hansen, Bernard Eisel and Nico Roche as guest summarisers among others)
London-Surrey Classic: MacDonald & Gibb
Tour de Wallonie: Quigley & Smith
Clasica San Sebastian: MacDonald & Backstedt
Tour de Pologne: Gibb & Smith (stages 1-4, 6&7), MacDonald & Gibb (stage 5)
Tour of Utah: Gibb & Smith (stages 1& 3), Gibb & Backstedt (stage 2), Kirby & Gibb (stages 4-6)
European Championships TT: Nick Heath & Smith
European Championships Road Race: Kirby & Smith
BinckBank Tour: Gibb & Smith
Tour de Hongrie: Kirby & Stephens
Arctic Race of Norway: Stephens & Backstedt
Colorado Classic: Quigley & Smith
Cyclassics Hamburg: Kirby & Stephens
Veendaal Classic: ES Player only (no commentary)
Tour of Germany: Quigley & Smith
Great War Remembrance Race: Kirby & Backstedt
La Vuelta a Espana: Kirby & Kelly
Brussels Cycling Classic: ES Player only (no commentary)
Tour of Britain: Stephens & Smith
GP de Fourmies: ES Player only (no commentary)
GP Quebec: Stephens & Smith
Montreal GP: (World Feed, player only)
GP de Wallonie: Quigley & Stephens
GP Jef Scherens: ES Player only (no commentary)
Copa Bernocchi: ES Player only (no commentary)
Giro della Toscana: Hatch & Smith
Copa Sabatini: Hatch & Smith
Tour de l'Eurometropole: Quigley & Smith
World Championships Mens TTT: Kirby & Smith
World Championships Mens TT: Kirby & Smith
World Championships Mens Road Race: Quigley & Smith (delayed) McCrossan & Hayles (live world feed, on ES Player)
Binche-Chimay-Binche: Quigley & Smith
Tour of Almaty: Quigley & Backstedt
Giro dell'Emilia: Kirby & Smith
Paris-Tours Hatch & Smith
Gran Premio Bruno Beghelli: Stephens (solo)
Tre Valli Varesine: Quigley & Gibb
Tour of Turkey: Kirby & Smith
Milan-Turin: Quigley & Gibb
Gran Piemonte: Stephens & Gibb
Il Lombardia: Stephens & Backstedt
Tacx Pro Classic / Ronde van Zeeland: ES Player only (no commentary)
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08 Oct 2018 07:45

No escaping the ads even with ES Player now. Thats my subscription cancelled after Lombardy.
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08 Oct 2018 11:17

ES Player has always had adds when you're using the "regular" TV channels.
The "extra" channels are - or were - add-free, but also tends to be devoid of commentating, except for special cases.
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08 Oct 2018 12:09

Maybe they made an exception for the Worlds, the mens elite race anyway. Five hours ad free and Carlton free, great viewing. The commentary depended on your view of Shane Sutton of course.
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08 Oct 2018 14:24

They have occasionally had commentated special channels.
They made one for the Giro this year, and I've also watched some not-actually-shown-on-television stuff, sometimes with various language-commentating; Cadel Evan's race in English last year, I think they just used the same commentator globaslly, and - I think it was Handzame - in Dutch, my understanding was… limited.
As for the Worlds; I didn't watch that on Eurosport.
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14 Oct 2018 13:15

What crazed nonsense was Kirby going on about throughout the post-race in Istanbul about Lutsenko only having to have finished one place higher than his 13th to have retained the overall?

The sum of Prades' positions (20+21+15+3+25+2) was 86, Lutsenko's (29+20+7+1+45+13) was 115. So he would have had to be 30 places better off in total to have taken the overall. And it would have taken more than the cited extra turns of the pedal to have finished 30 places better than 13th. And the co-commentator is almost as culpable for sitting next to him and allowing him to speak such nonsense unchallenged.
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