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Coppa Bernocchi wasn't shown on British ES as far as I know.

Re: Lombardia - the Eurosport tv guide is here:
http://www.eurosport.co.uk/tvschedule.shtml

Scroll to Sat 7th October and then the afternoon section. Eurosport 1 has snooker and superbikes in the afternoon. ES2 may have an error in listings as the U17 football at 12.15 is supposedly a 2 hr programme. A repeat of Diamond league athletics starts at 4.30pm. It's possible it's on from 2.15 to 4.30pm. The (hopefully repeat) is at 8pm on ES2. It currently shows the U17 football being on from 12.15 to 4.30pm.
 
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Nirvana said:
On the Sky TV guide there are also Emilia and Beghelli live in the weekend, if will be only for Italy it's the first time we have something more than others, usually it's less.
Yeah nothing on over here - superbikes seem to pretty mcuh dominate and not even highlights of those races. Might be on ES Player though.
 
The European Track Championships have actually reminded me of Kirby's strong points. When he's commentating on road racing, most of the tiny minority of viewers who are obsessive enough about the sport to post on cycling forums are all too aware that they know more about the sport than him. As I definitely don't know more than him about the intricacies of track, particularly the non-Olympic events, I can appreciate him much more. He's engaging, he has the professional commentator's ability to inject excitement and he works well with expert co-commentators, getting explanations from the guy who actually does know the details. Ultimately it's a reminder that his job when he's commentating on road races isn't to impress the nerds, it's to engage the casual majority of the audience.
 
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Cycle Chic said:
I see Carlton Kirby has been allowed to ruin the Track Champs - when will this idiot get taken off our tv !!??
The very second you change the channel.
If another channel broadcast the cycling races I would change channel. I suspect Eurosport would be left with the lone viewer whom is you Delgados (hi Carlton).
 
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argyllflyer said:
British Eurosport commentary pairings so far:

Cadel Evans Great Ocean Race: Kirby & Stephens
Dubai Tour: Hatch & Smith
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Fantastic list, thank you for this.

Best pairing IMO is Hatch & Kelly
 
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Zinoviev Letter said:
The European Track Championships have actually reminded me of Kirby's strong points. When he's commentating on road racing, most of the tiny minority of viewers who are obsessive enough about the sport to post on cycling forums are all too aware that they know more about the sport than him. As I definitely don't know more than him about the intricacies of track, particularly the non-Olympic events, I can appreciate him much more. He's engaging, he has the professional commentator's ability to inject excitement and he works well with expert co-commentators, getting explanations from the guy who actually does know the details. Ultimately it's a reminder that his job when he's commentating on road races isn't to impress the nerds, it's to engage the casual majority of the audience.
That's a fair comment. But as you say, in the absence of any in-depth analysis or insight, he relies on his personality to guide and entertain viewers.
I don't know the guy, but, unlike you, l find his public/TV persona border-line insufferable, unfortunately.
 
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GenericBoonenFan said:
argyllflyer said:
TommyTormato said:
argyllflyer said:
British Eurosport commentary pairings so far:

Cadel Evans Great Ocean Race: Kirby & Stephens
Dubai Tour: Hatch & Smith
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Fantastic list, thank you for this.

Best pairing IMO is Hatch & Kelly
No problem!

Another road season done! For me track is not much substitute though.
CycloX mate
Yeah will watch it when it's on but can't be bothered with pirate streams.
 
British Eurosport commentary pairings so far:

Cadel Evans Great Ocean Race: Kirby & Stephens
Dubai Tour: Hatch & Smith
Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana: Kirby & Stephens
Herald Sun Tour: Phil Liggett & Mat Keenan (bought in package)
Vuelta a Andalucia: Kirby & Stephens
Volta ao Algarve: Hatch & Smith
Abu Dhabi Tour: Kirby & Smith
Tour of Oman: Marty MacDonald (solo) (bought-in package - also shown on BIKE)
Tour de Langkawi: Quigley (solo)
Omloop Het Nieuwsblad: Quigley & Backstedt
Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne: Hatch & Backstedt
Le Samyn: Quigley & Stephens
Strade Bianche: Kirby & Smith
Paris-Nice: Hatch & Kelly with Harris-Bass
Tirreno-Adriatico: Kirby & Smith
Danilith - Nokere Koerse: Kirby & Stephens
Handzame Classic: Quigley & Backstedt
Milan-Sanremo: Hatch & Stephens
Volta a Catalunya: Kirby & Backstedt / Stephens
Dwars Door Vlaanderen: Quigley & Smith
E3 Harelbeke: Quigley & Smith
Gent-Wevelgem: Quigley & Smith
3 Days of De Panne: Kirby & Backstedt
Ronde van Vlaanderen: Kirby & Kelly
Vuelta al Pais Vasco: Kirby & Stephens (stages 1-4), Smith (5-)
Scheldeprijs: Quigley & Smith
British Cycling Spring Cup R1: East Cleveland Klondyke GP: McCrossan & Stephens
Paris-Roubaix: Hatch, Quigley & Kelly
De Brabantse Pijl: Harris-Bass & Backstedt
British Cycling Spring Cup R2: Tour of the Wolds: Stephens & James McCallum
GP Denain: Harris-Bass & Backstedt
Amstel Gold Race: Stephens & Lloyd
Tro Bro Leon: Quigley & Backstedt
Tour of Croatia: Kirby & Smith
Fleche Wallonne: Quigley & Backstedt
Liege-Bastogne-Liege: Hatch & Kelly
Tour de Romandie: Kirby & Smith (live from Tuesday)
Tour de Yorkshire: Quigley & Stephens (live this week)
GP Frankfurt: Kirby & Smith
Tour d'Azerbaidjan: Quigley (solo)
Giro d'Italia: Hatch & Kelly (with Smith, Blyth, Quigley and Harris-Bass on occasion) (live from Fri 5th)
British Cycling Spring Cup R3: Chorley GP: McCrossan & Stephens
4 Days of Dunqerque: no commentary (online on Eurosport Player only)
Tour Series (all rounds): MacDonald & Gibb (syndicated, also on ITV4)
Tour of California: Quigley & Backstedt
British Cycling Spring Cup R4: Lincoln GP: McCrossan & Dean Downing
Tour of Belgium: no commentary (online on Eurosport Player only)
Criterium du Dauphine: Kirby & Stephens
Tour de Suisse: Quigley & Smith
London Nocturne: Kirby & Gibb
Tour de Slovenie: Stephens & Backstedt
Route du Sud: Harris-Bass & Gibb
Halle Ingooigem: Kirby & Smith
UK Womens National Champs: Quigley & Sharon Laws (highlights - British Cycling production)
UK Mens National Champs: Quigley, McCrossan & Sharon Laws (highlights - British Cycling production)
French National Road Champs: Kirby & Gibb (highlights)
Tour de France: Kirby / Hatch (lead) with Kelly, Smith and Stephens summarising, and guest summarisers Flecha, Jens Voigt and Joanna Rowsell Shand (with Jon Harris-Bass in London)
Elite Circuit Series (all rounds): Quigley / McCrossan & McCallum
Grand Prix Series (all rounds): Quigley & McCallum
Tour de Wallonie: Quigley & Smith
Clasica San Sebastian: Quigley & Smith
Tour de Pologne: Hatch & Backstedt (stages 1 and 2), Gibb (stages 3-7)
Ride London-Surrey Classic: Kirby & Stephens
Tour of Utah: Quigley & Smith (stages 1-5), Gibb (stage 7)
Euro Road Championships: Quigley & Stephens
BinckBank Tour (formerly Eneco): Kirby & Smith
Artic Race of Norway: Hatch & Stephens
Tour of Colorado: Quigley & Backstedt
Tour de l'Avenir: Quigley & Smith (stage 1) / Backstedt (stage 2); Stephens & Backstedt (st. 8-9)
Vuelta a Espana: Kirby & Kelly
Cyclassics Hamburg: Quigley & Backstedt
Pro Otztaler 5500: Quigley & Backstedt
Brussels Cycling Classic: no commentary (ES Player only)
Tour of Britain: Hatch & Stephens (highlights & live)
GP de Fourmies: Hatch & Stephens (highlights)
GP Quebec: Hatch & Stephens
GP Montreal: Stephens & Gibb
Wallonie GP: Quigley & Backstedt
GP Impanis-Van Petegem: Hatch & Smith
Worlds Womens TTT: Kirby & Joanna Rowsell Shand
Worlds Mens TTT: Kirby & Smith
Worlds U23 Mens ITT: Kirby & Smith
Worlds Junior Womens ITT: Kirby & Rowsell-Shand
Worlds Junior Mens ITT: Kirby & Smith
Worlds Womens ITT: Kirby & Rowsell-Shand
Worlds Mens ITT: Kirby & Smith
Worlds Junior Womens Road Race: Kirby & Rowsell-Shand
Worlds U23 Mens Road Race: Kirby & Smith
Worlds Junior Mens Road Race: Kirby & Smith
Worlds Womens Road Race: Stephens & Rowsell-Shand
Worlds Mens Road Race: Kirby & Stephens / Smith
Giro dell'Emilia: Hatch & Smith
Tour of Almaty: Quigley (solo) (only last 5km shown)
Gran Premio Bruno Beghelli: Hatch & Smith
Tour de l'Eurometropole: Kirby & Gibb
Tre Valli Varesine: Kirby & Smith
Milan-Turin: Kirby & Smith
Il Lombardia: Kirby & Smith
Binche -Chimay-Binche: no commentary (ES Player only)
Paris-Tours: Kirby & Smith
Tour of Turkey: Kirby & Smith
Tour of Hainan: Stephens (stage 1-2) / Quigley (stages 3-9) & Backstedt
Saitama Criterium: Stephens & Smith
 
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Cycle Chic said:
You missed the Track Cycling which Kirby ruined !! couldnt watch it
This comment actually made me laugh. Not only does the poster seem like an entitled adolescent who is whining about not getting his or her way, the implication is s/he tuned in just to listen to the commentary.
Race? What race?
 
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the delgados said:
Cycle Chic said:
You missed the Track Cycling which Kirby ruined !! couldnt watch it
This comment actually made me laugh. Not only does the poster seem like an entitled adolescent who is whining about not getting his or her way, the implication is s/he tuned in just to listen to the commentary.
Race? What race?
ahhhh Carlton you never fail to check this thread do you !! papping yourself that one day soon you will be shuffled off Eurosport to a shopping channel.
 
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Cycle Chic said:
the delgados said:
Cycle Chic said:
You missed the Track Cycling which Kirby ruined !! couldnt watch it
This comment actually made me laugh. Not only does the poster seem like an entitled adolescent who is whining about not getting his or her way, the implication is s/he tuned in just to listen to the commentary.
Race? What race?
ahhhh Carlton you never fail to check this thread do you !! papping yourself that one day soon you will be shuffled off Eurosport to a shopping channel.
So you finally realized that I'm not Carlton Kirby. How long did that take you? Must have been at least a year. Seems you're not the swiftest ship in her majesty's fleet, but you do tend to catch on after a while. So righto, mate. If i had any skills whatsoever, I'd post a photo of Carlton Kirby in shopping channel gear. Meantime, try to enjoy the legend that is CK. The man is a splendid commentator and raconteur. He's a guy with whom I'd love to have a pint and shoot the stool. Don't you dare try to tell me otherwise.
 

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