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22 Aug 2018 09:41

Back to normal I see with the Vuelta. With the host broadcaster only offering a couple of hours of live coverage on most stages, CK will be manning the booth back in the UK. I see that "little" Louis Meintjes is riding - how far in will we get before he is castigated for leaving Qubeka for Lampre?
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22 Aug 2018 09:54

Alberto Fishwick wrote:Back to normal I see with the Vuelta. With the host broadcaster only offering a couple of hours of live coverage on most stages, CK will be manning the booth back in the UK. I see that "little" Louis Meintjes is riding - how far in will we get before he is castigated for leaving Qubeka for Lampre?


And then lauded for returning to Qubeka (now Dimension Data)?
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25 Aug 2018 09:33

Sorry for hijacking this thread for stuff that isn't technically about Eurosport commentating, but am I understanding the scheduling correctly here?
At 13:16 ("Danish time") they'll start showing stage 9 of Tour de l'Avenir live on Eurosport 1, then - at 15:00 - they'll switch over to Deutschland Tour, and after that switch back to l'Avenir? (With GP de Plouay shown on the Player at the same time.)
Or is the l'Avenir bit scheduled at 17:00 a recap/replay?
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25 Aug 2018 11:54

Must be, it's on live now.
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25 Aug 2018 13:15

Then what the hell am I gonna do with my life for those thirty minutes between the coverage of Deutschland Tour (and Plouay, if they actually start it...) finishing and the coverage of the Vuelta starting? :mad:
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25 Aug 2018 14:09

RedheadDane wrote:Then what the hell am I gonna do with my life for those thirty minutes between the coverage of Deutschland Tour (and Plouay, if they actually start it...) finishing and the coverage of the Vuelta starting? :mad:

Grab a snack?
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26 Aug 2018 15:04

Today Magrini said that on the player they start an hour early with the Vuelta coverage.
It's becoming annoying that player thing, they're trying to force people pay for that.
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26 Aug 2018 15:23

Nirvana wrote:Today Magrini said that on the player they start an hour early with the Vuelta coverage.
It's becoming annoying that player thing, they're trying to force people pay for that.

Well that's not annoying, that's good marketing. The annoying thing is that their schedule shows less consistency than the mood of a pregnant woman.
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26 Aug 2018 22:29

GenericBoonenFan wrote:
Nirvana wrote:Today Magrini said that on the player they start an hour early with the Vuelta coverage.
It's becoming annoying that player thing, they're trying to force people pay for that.

Well that's not annoying, that's good marketing. The annoying thing is that their schedule shows less consistency than the mood of a pregnant woman.

Even more annoying is that changes to the schedule are not listed anywhere - not even on their website.
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27 Aug 2018 00:53

Nirvana wrote:Today Magrini said that on the player they start an hour early with the Vuelta coverage.
It's becoming annoying that player thing, they're trying to force people pay for that.


Sounds like NBC and their streaming service NBCGold.
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27 Aug 2018 10:33

GenericBoonenFan wrote:
Nirvana wrote:Today Magrini said that on the player they start an hour early with the Vuelta coverage.
It's becoming annoying that player thing, they're trying to force people pay for that.

Well that's not annoying, that's good marketing. The annoying thing is that their schedule shows less consistency than the mood of a pregnant woman.

Good marketing for them but a trick for the users, they are turning their channel in a big promo for the player, every year there are more races on the player only and now they'are starting to put less coverage on the channels. Add that (at least in Italy) Eurosport 2 is not anymore the international one but a local version with local coverage (i.e. Serie A of basket, volley, beach volley) so even races aired on Eurosport 2 often go on the player.

In my opinion they are only trying to force the users to pay for the player but why i should pay if i already pay Sky (that pay a lot to have their channel) and i can't watch the player on the TV because the app is compatible only with TIM Vision (and you should pay also TIM to have TIM Vision)?

I wonder how is possible that Sky doesn't have anything to say about Eurosport channels becoming a promo for the player, they even signed a new deal last month (more munific for Eurosport) because the older was set to expire this year and i think they want Eurosport because of the rich bouquet of rights they have not to have a promo.
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28 Aug 2018 13:03

Carlton Kirby, in his wisdom, informs road-racers that an aero-tuck on a road bike is "not aerodynamic" because it "has been tested in a wind tunnel" and that they would be better off to "keep pedaling"

An obese load like Kirby is possibly no more aerodynamic in one orientation of a blob than in another... but I think there are reasons why bike racers, including myself, use aero positions
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02 Sep 2018 11:32

HelloDolly wrote:I agree totally with this...but what is more galling is Kirby insists on being right even when he is wrong
He is talking such **** all the time that he misses so much of the race ...so he makes stuff up...this is where it is galling... he goes on as if he is an authority on the sport when it is clear he is bluffing most of the time
KIrby is quite literally an idiot who thinks he is a genius because he half learned a lot of random facts ...his ego demands that he is always right even when he is wrong
Correct. Just now we have Kirby making up some **** as if he would know about the experience of being "tended-to by the team car" for injuries, when he has never even been what I would call a "cyclist", let alone a racer. Also within the same span of a few minutes, Kirby says the temperature in Spain is 10 degrees °C lower than it actually is right now... and as is often the case, Kirby mentions the town the race is passing through only in order to insult the town residents, by saying he personally doesn't like the style of their houses. **** you, Carlton Kirby
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02 Sep 2018 17:26

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26 Sep 2018 06:45

World Championships week - TT today.
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28 Sep 2018 12:05

World Road Race - delayed coverage only for men's elite on Sunday from British Eurosport. Bastards
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28 Sep 2018 13:29

Indeed. Home of cycling except when there is snooker going on in China. It's live on the Player but I can't watch that on my TV so it will be the BBC for me.
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28 Sep 2018 15:12

Home of Cycling except when superbikes and a 2nd rate snooker tournament is on?
Are they for real? Its the Worlds!
The director should get sacked for that.
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28 Sep 2018 16:09

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

what the f*ck
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28 Sep 2018 17:36

[quote="[url=http://forum.cyclingnews.com/viewtopic.php?p=2315888#p2315888]hayneplane[/url]"]World Road Race - delayed coverage only for men's elite on Sunday from British Eurosport. Bastards[/quote]

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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