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2017 Giro d'Italia, Stage 2: Olbia > Tortolì 221 km

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Re: belle confuso

Dazed and Confused said:
I think your view is too narrow.

One thing I could do without is the tech babble interfernce about bpm etc. Now that sort of stuff destroys a good tv production.

I don't know if we're talking about the same thing? The guy who I adressed had initially answered another poster who complained about the horrendous production of the final 500 metres where we saw almost the whole front group pass by not one but two still cameras (which is all I have been talking about). Saying that it's fine that this is badly done because it reflects Italian nature is gibberish in my ears which is why I responded.

I think the info boxes you talk about are useless as they are now, but if somebody with a rudimentary understanding of physiology and cycling could make them a little more relevant (ie add a maximal heat rate, normalise the power output to longer periods etc.), I think they could be a nice addition to the production.

And hey, they have cracked the code of transmitting live pictures from inside tunnels so it's not like everything is bad at all!
 
Re: belle confuso

tobydawq said:
Dazed and Confused said:
I think your view is too narrow.

One thing I could do without is the tech babble interfernce about bpm etc. Now that sort of stuff destroys a good tv production.

I don't know if we're talking about the same thing? The guy who I adressed had initially answered another poster who complained about the horrendous production of the final 500 metres where we saw almost the whole front group pass by not one but two still cameras (which is all I have been talking about). Saying that it's fine that this is badly done because it reflects Italian nature is gibberish in my ears which is why I responded.

I think the info boxes you talk about are useless as they are now, but if somebody with a rudimentary understanding of physiology and cycling could make them a little more relevant (ie add a maximal heat rate, normalise the power output to longer periods etc.), I think they could be a nice addition to the production.

And hey, they have cracked the code of transmitting live pictures from inside tunnels so it's not like everything is bad at all!

Don't think these belongs to the main TV production. The techies who want to analyse the information should just be able to the lift the stuff from a separate website. I want the main production to focus on the "tour", the sporting action and potential dramas, not meaningless or trivial data frankly.
 
It was the fault of the live director/vision mixer that we got the still images of an empty road after the peloton had passed. Very poor indeed and not acceptable in Italy or anywhere else. The advertisers will be cheesed off, viewers frustrated, race organiser really miffed ... not quaint at all.
 
Re: belle confuso

Dazed and Confused said:
tobydawq said:
Dazed and Confused said:
I think your view is too narrow.

One thing I could do without is the tech babble interfernce about bpm etc. Now that sort of stuff destroys a good tv production.

I don't know if we're talking about the same thing? The guy who I adressed had initially answered another poster who complained about the horrendous production of the final 500 metres where we saw almost the whole front group pass by not one but two still cameras (which is all I have been talking about). Saying that it's fine that this is badly done because it reflects Italian nature is gibberish in my ears which is why I responded.

I think the info boxes you talk about are useless as they are now, but if somebody with a rudimentary understanding of physiology and cycling could make them a little more relevant (ie add a maximal heat rate, normalise the power output to longer periods etc.), I think they could be a nice addition to the production.

And hey, they have cracked the code of transmitting live pictures from inside tunnels so it's not like everything is bad at all!

Don't think these belongs to the main TV production. The techies who want to analyse the information should just be able to the lift the stuff from a separate website. I want the main production to focus on the "tour", the sporting action and potential dramas, not meaningless or trivial data frankly.

Personally, I thought that these displays added something. Landa at 170 bpm going downhill for instance. Surprising.
 
Re: Re:

Greipel's won a stage in the last 12 grand tours he has entered!

tobydawq said:
[quote="Dazed and Confused":15746b7y]

well, the viewpoint seems perfectly clear....

Yeah, but it was just mind-less blabbering... (sorry for the hard words but I can't really lie).[/quote]

They were trying to suggest that you will enjoy the race more if you try to have a more positive attitude.

(Off topic: Not going to quote them but why does every thread here have to contain unnecessary childish insults when someone simply gives a different opinion. I'm thankful for the block list feature.)
 
Hoping this race soon will move from Sardegna to Sicilia, in particular Etna, as this has been a pretty weak opening overall so far. Hoping the wind will do something tomorrow...

Ewan has been unlucky so far so I actually hope he'll win despite I generally root for Gaviria in that matchup.
 
Just watched. Boring stage for the most part. Best for me was watching the Katusha chase. Great job, but they didn't finish it off. When he caught back on, I immediately thought, "Don't stop, now you've got to move up in case of a split." Oh well.

Re: the who looks fastest debate, Ewan did demolish Greipel yesterday but it's too early. Postlberger could have affected that result a bit. Who knows, the Ewan-Gav dust up could have even affected Gaviria's sprint. A shame about that. It was about to be 3 guys going head to head, no one coming off another's wheel. Looking forward to the rest of the sprints. I like all 3 of those guys.

Glad Tek get one of the jerseys.