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LaFlorecita said:
Brullnux said:
Or another: "Tony Gallopin, who is 37 seconds ahead of Michal Kwiatkowski, who is 37 seconds behind" - Rob Hatch
Now this is funny. Rob Hatch is a proper commentator, unfortunately from what I read online many don't like him because he pronounces foreign names correctly.

100% correct with your post - Though Kelly can mangle a few names.
 
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yaco said:
LaFlorecita said:
Brullnux said:
Or another: "Tony Gallopin, who is 37 seconds ahead of Michal Kwiatkowski, who is 37 seconds behind" - Rob Hatch
Now this is funny. Rob Hatch is a proper commentator, unfortunately from what I read online many don't like him because he pronounces foreign names correctly.

100% correct with your post - Though Kelly can mangle a few names.
Well Kelly is from Waaaaatherford. It's a miracle he can pronounce English names, let alone French ones. During the 91 Tour as a rider he gave up trying to pronounce Abdujaparov during interviews, and just called him "The Russian."

A favourite of mine was as the Tour rode past a coastal nuclear plant, and Sherwin, for once free-lancing off his prepared script, said "I don't like that they use water from the English Channel to cool the plant," to which Liggett replied "well I'm sure when they're done with it, they put the water back."
 
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Leinster said:
yaco said:
LaFlorecita said:
Brullnux said:
Or another: "Tony Gallopin, who is 37 seconds ahead of Michal Kwiatkowski, who is 37 seconds behind" - Rob Hatch
Now this is funny. Rob Hatch is a proper commentator, unfortunately from what I read online many don't like him because he pronounces foreign names correctly.

100% correct with your post - Though Kelly can mangle a few names.
Well Kelly is from Waaaaatherford. It's a miracle he can pronounce English names, let alone French ones. During the 91 Tour as a rider he gave up trying to pronounce Abdujaparov during interviews, and just called him "The Russian."

A favourite of mine was as the Tour rode past a coastal nuclear plant, and Sherwin, for once free-lancing off his prepared script, said "I don't like that they use water from the English Channel to cool the plant," to which Liggett replied "well I'm sure when they're done with it, they put the water back."

Wouldn't that techncially - and literally - have been incorrect?
 
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Ricco' said:
LaFlorecita said:
Brullnux said:
Or another: "Tony Gallopin, who is 37 seconds ahead of Michal Kwiatkowski, who is 37 seconds behind" - Rob Hatch
Now this is funny. Rob Hatch is a proper commentator, unfortunately from what I read online many don't like him because he pronounces foreign names correctly.

Yes, it's always a treat to listen to the Giro on Eurosport international because of Rob Hatch. I don't like Sean Kelly's accent and way of speaking, but the pair Hatch+Kelly is the best for me.

I agree. I really like Hatch+Kelly.

Kelly especially is a real good commentator who always gives it a real good go, even on real hard parcours. He usually has a real good go for all the bonifications as well :)
 
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RedheadDane said:
Leinster said:
yaco said:
LaFlorecita said:
Brullnux said:
Or another: "Tony Gallopin, who is 37 seconds ahead of Michal Kwiatkowski, who is 37 seconds behind" - Rob Hatch
Now this is funny. Rob Hatch is a proper commentator, unfortunately from what I read online many don't like him because he pronounces foreign names correctly.

100% correct with your post - Though Kelly can mangle a few names.
Well Kelly is from Waaaaatherford. It's a miracle he can pronounce English names, let alone French ones. During the 91 Tour as a rider he gave up trying to pronounce Abdujaparov during interviews, and just called him "The Russian."

A favourite of mine was as the Tour rode past a coastal nuclear plant, and Sherwin, for once free-lancing off his prepared script, said "I don't like that they use water from the English Channel to cool the plant," to which Liggett replied "well I'm sure when they're done with it, they put the water back."

Wouldn't that techncially - and literally - have been incorrect?
Well, Uzbekistan was not yet an independent country, so if you can accept the slightly inaccurate labeling of all Soviet people as 'Russians', which was quite prevalent at the time, Sean wasn't that incorrect.
 
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One of my favourite David Duffield moments was during a Tour involving a stage transfer using the TGV. He was commentating alongside Stephen Roche. DD kept going on about a thing he called the 'tron gran veets'. After a minute or so of this, SR said, "David, I wasn't sure what you were on about. You mean the Train Grand Vitesse." [pronounced perfectly, of course]. DD said, "Well, I think you know what I meant." "That's my point," SR said. "I didn't." It seemed as if they got on, but there was the odd moment when you could hear Roche getting more and more annoyed at his co-worker, and this was one of them.
 
Uzbekistan was then-recently independent, and Abdu was officially riding under the Uzbek flag. So it was, at the time, technically and officially and geographically incorrect. But it was the early 90s, so nobody made nearly as much of a fuss about these things.
 
(Internal teasing, but still found it pretty funny: Rolf, Ritter and Nygaard talking about why older people are grumpy.)

Ritter: I know a lot of old people who are happy.
Nygaard: So do I. You're both among them.


Also, Rolf is not a fan of people wearing jackets.