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10 May 2017 06:59

Towards the end of yesterday's stage when Nibali attacked Eurosport lost sound of Hatch's commentating for a minute or so and someone else stepped into the broadcast with surprisingly good knowledge of riders and race situation. For a while it even seemed like an improvement over Hatch. Do we know who it was?
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10 May 2017 08:01

Yes, I noticed that too, nice smooth delivery, I wonder who that was, I liked him a lot too.
I like Hatch a lot - and happy to have him in the hot seat, though this year I think he's been trying to channel a bit of Kirby's extra excitement which - to me - isn't always necessary. Much prefer him to Kirby - night and day! - but if there's a preference I prefer less dramatic commentary (except at certain moments). Otherwise it reminds me of canned laughter on TV shows - getting all wound up as if telling the audience when to react, whereas the action should make that obvious.
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10 May 2017 09:38

PeterB wrote:Towards the end of yesterday's stage when Nibali attacked Eurosport lost sound of Hatch's commentating for a minute or so and someone else stepped into the broadcast with surprisingly good knowledge of riders and race situation. For a while it even seemed like an improvement over Hatch. Do we know who it was?


That was Jonathan Harris-Bass. He's in charge of providing "interesting" bits of info from back in the Eurosport studios. He does cycling commentary occasionally, as well as volleyball and I think also tennis.
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10 May 2017 17:33

Yeah Eurosport tend to have a back-up in London when they go to location just in case the line fails (as it did again today).

JHB is big into his cricket and rugby too.
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10 May 2017 19:25

Eurosport for a second time in the row losing their commentators at the crucial moment. It's brilliant that in their incompetence they still have the ability to surprise us, because never announced ad breaks have somewhat lost their excitement.
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10 May 2017 21:00

hazaran wrote:Eurosport for a second time in the row losing their commentators at the crucial moment. It's brilliant that in their incompetence they still have the ability to surprise us, because never announced ad breaks have somewhat lost their excitement.


I really don't think it's their fault - the commentators for this are at the finish and the reliability of the connection will be due to on-site problems.
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11 May 2017 09:08

Jonathan Edwards said Landren yesterday - thats unbelieveable that he doesnt know top names yet.
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11 May 2017 10:11

Who's Landren supposed to be?
Aka The Ginger One.
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11 May 2017 11:41

A mix of Landa and van Garderen of course. Or Landa and Koren?
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11 May 2017 11:43

Landren to win the Giro.

Sucks that Brian Holm only commented the first few stages in Sardinia, but I think I heard he will be back after Cali.
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11 May 2017 11:46

Valv.Piti wrote:Landren to win the Giro.

Sucks that Brian Holm only commented the first few stages in Sardinia, but I think I heard he will be back after Cali.


Well, now we get some commenting on the actual racing (which has been pretty unworthy of commenting to be honest) instead of just a lot of outrageous stories that are probably only semi-true... It can get a bit silly at times although it is quite entertaining. They just tend to have a hard time finding the balance in my opinion.
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11 May 2017 11:58

Yeah well to be fair, there really haven't been much to comment on during the stages so far..
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14 May 2017 21:35

Is Eurosport serious with that continuous ad breaks during their AToC coverage!?

Okay. I turned off. Impossible to watch!
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15 May 2017 06:39

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15 May 2017 08:14

Not a Kirby in sight - yee haaaaa....although a friend said he is on FUBO TV with Dan Lloyd - whatever the hell that is.
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15 May 2017 12:28

Cycle Chic wrote:Not a Kirby in sight - yee haaaaa....although a friend said he is on FUBO TV with Dan Lloyd - whatever the hell that is.


He's doing the English commentary for RCS and whoever buys it can use it.
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15 May 2017 16:29

whats RCS ?
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15 May 2017 16:44

RCS is the italian equivalent of ASO. They control the Giro, Tirreno, SanRemo, Strade, Lombardia etc
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15 May 2017 16:44

Cycle Chic wrote:whats RCS ?

They are the organisers of the Giro amongst other races.
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15 May 2017 19:03

Great news for Kirby fans - Eurosport have picked up RCS's highlights package of the first 9 stages and have shown it today. Kirby nearly ended himself on the Izaguirre win stage.
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