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the delgados said:
Lequack said:
therealthing said:
Kirby doing a great job today at displaying why he is completely inept at commentating.

How many times did he refer to Pojacar as Dan Martin?
Well to be honest, here's another stream with different commentators:
http://www.steephill.tv/players/720/twitter/?title=Last+Km+of+Stage+4&dashboard=vuelta-al-pais-vasco&id=flobikes/status/1116366546085928961&yr=2019

Result was the same :)
Yabbut Carlton Kirby did it first! Carlton is inept! Carlton knows nothing about cycling!
Sigh.
Im genuinely curious to know how the commentators get their information. I am assuming they get it from the tv screen and race radio. Otherwise it would be very difficult to identify a rider when you can t see their race number. If so, someone else is screwing up. But that is ok. We are human beings who make mistakes. If you put a boatload of money on Martin winning the race and were just listening to commentary alone, I could see why someone would be pissed to learn another rider won the race. That would suck; but what sucks even more is people throwing hissy fits about something that is completely inconsequential.
I believe they are in a pokey little studio in Twickenham, well outside the broadcast range of race radio. TV pictures plus whatever gets posted on twitter, and the course info from the race's website or possibly the road book if made available.

70kmph said:
Hopefully Kirby went back to the hotel in shame and apologizes
For the reasons above, impractical at best.
 
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yaco said:
Kirby is excited with any British rider, not just Sky riders - Though it's not unusual for commentators to lean towards performers from their own country.
don't forget about Simon Clarke...

if it's an EF Jersey it's Simon Clarke, and he's going to WIN!
 
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RedheadDane said:
I have reached the conclusion that Thomas Bay and Jesper Worre has been living under a rock. Somehow they missed the Archbold to Bora news.
I don't think Bay is living under a rock. A bit embarrassing that he had missed this news item but he is usually very well-informed.
 
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RedheadDane said:
tobydawq said:
RedheadDane said:
I have reached the conclusion that Thomas Bay and Jesper Worre has been living under a rock. Somehow they missed the Archbold to Bora news.
I don't think Bay is living under a rock. A bit embarrassing that he had missed this news item but he is usually very well-informed.
Seems like he took a vacation, then.
Hasn't he been commenting cycling races almost every day this year?
 
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tobydawq said:
RedheadDane said:
tobydawq said:
RedheadDane said:
I have reached the conclusion that Thomas Bay and Jesper Worre has been living under a rock. Somehow they missed the Archbold to Bora news.
I don't think Bay is living under a rock. A bit embarrassing that he had missed this news item but he is usually very well-informed.
Seems like he took a vacation, then.
Hasn't he been commenting cycling races almost every day this year?
Not literally. In the "keeping up with things" sense.
Though, maybe the fact that he's been so busy, means he hasn't had time to check the news.
 
10 km to go in Turkey: Ewan is possible injured, so Kirby suggests he may not be the man for Lotto today. Proceeds to highlight Carl Fredrik Hagen, who is not in the race, and Roger Kluge, the heaviest bike rider imaginable, for the final ramp. I feel bad for the people who get their cycling 'education' through watching Eurosport.
 
Phenomenal race today but Declan and Sean were totally misled by the gaps at 1.5km to go. We see exactly where the leaders are in a shot that handily has some yellow signs in it as the leaders have this ahead of them right before there's a cut to all the chasers who can also see the signs, but the gaps are shown as 21 sec to Kwiat and 28 sec to the bunch. On a milk float maybe!
 
British Eurosport commentary pairings so far (mens .WT, .HC and .1 only):

Tour Down Under (highlights): (world feed - Liggett & McEwan)
Cadel Evans Great Ocean Race: (world feed - Keenan & McEwan w/ Evans)
Vuelta a San Juan: Hatch & Backstedt (stage 1), Stephens (stage 2-7)
Challenge Mallorca: Hatch (solo)
Herald Sun Tour (highlights): (world feed - Keenan & David McKenzie)
Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana: Hatch & Smith
Tour of Oman (recap): (world feed - Marty MacDonald)
Clasica de Almeria: (ES Player only)
Trofeo Laigueglia: (ES Player only)
Volta ao Algarve: Hatch & Stephens (stages 1-3), Simon Gerrans (stages 4&5)
Vuelta a Andalucia: Kirby & Smith
UAE Tour: Hatch & Gerrans (stage 1), Smith (stage 2-7)
Omloop Het Niewsblad: Quigley & Backstedt
Kuurne-Bruxelles-Kuurne: Quigley & Backstedt
Le Samyn: Hatch & Backstedt
Strade Bianche: Hatch & Backstedt
Paris-Nice: Hatch & Kelly
Tirreno-Adriatico: Kirby & Smith
Tour de Taiwan: Kirby (solo)
Nokere Koerse: Hatch & Backstedt
Bredene Koksijde (formerly Handzame) Classic: Stephens & Backstedt
Milan-Sanremo: Hatch & Stephens
Tour of Catalunya: Kirby & Stephens
Driedaagse Brugge-De Panne: Hatch & Smith (men) / Lucy Martin (women)
E3 Binckbank Classic: Hatch & Backstedt
Gent-Wevelgem: Quigley & Smith
Dwars Door Vlaanderen: Kirby & Smith
Giro di Sicilia: Quigley (solo stage 1) & Smith (stage 2-)
Ronde van Vlaanderen: Kirby, Quigley, Kelly & Stephens
Vuelta al Pais Vasco: Kirby & Smith
Scheldeprijs: Quigley & Backstedt
Paris-Roubaix: Hatch, Quigley, Kelly & Stephens
Tour of Turkey: Kirby & Smith
De Brabantse Pijl: Quigley & Stephens
Amstel Gold Race: Quigley & Kelly
Tour of the Alps: Hatch & Stephens (stages 1-3, 5), Backstedt (stage 4) (live from Monday 22nd April)
Tro Bro Leon: Quigley & Backstedt
La Fleche Wallonne: Kirby & Stephens
Liege-Bastogne-Liege: Hatch & Smith
Tour de Romandie: Kirby & Smith
Eschborn-Frankfurt: Quigley & Stephens
Tour de Yorkshire: Quigley & Gibb
Giro d'Italia: Hatch & Kelly (UK) / Kirby & Backstedt (International) (live from Sat 11th May)
Tour of California: Kirby & Smith (stages 1-3), Gibb & Smith (stage 4-) (live from Sun 12th May)
4 Jours de Dunkerque: Tony Gibb & Colin Sturgess
Criterium du Dauphine: Stephens & ??

Selected future events confirmed

Tour de France: tbc
Vuelta a Espana: tbc
 
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So it would seem that Jonathan Edwards has got the flick as Eurosport UK's anchor for the grand tours and will be replaced by Orla Chennaoui. Having a knowledgeable journalist in charge rather than a fanboy is a Good Thing, in my book.
 
Who is Orla Chennaoui anyways? Always found her a bit annoying in the Cycling Podcast.

For the Danes, Brian Holm and Thomas Bay will comment the Giro with Staehlin and Worre in the studio. That is a pretty nice setup, espcially with Worre out and Holm in, Bay and Holm has a great chemestry and I still havent forgiven Worre for *** Rasmussen over back in 2007.
 
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Valv.Piti said:
Who is Orla Chennaoui anyways? Always found her a bit annoying in the Cycling Podcast.

For the Danes, Brian Holm and Thomas Bay will comment the Giro with Staehlin and Worre in the studio. That is a pretty nice setup, espcially with Worre out and Holm in, Bay and Holm has a great chemestry and I still havent forgiven Worre for **** Rasmussen over back in 2007.

I too find Oral C very annoying ..her voice and her constant laughing at nothing ...
Jon Edwards grew on me to be honest ...would prefer him to her
 
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Valv.Piti said:
Who is Orla Chennaoui anyways? Always found her a bit annoying in the Cycling Podcast.

For the Danes, Brian Holm and Thomas Bay will comment the Giro with Staehlin and Worre in the studio. That is a pretty nice setup, espcially with Worre out and Holm in, Bay and Holm has a great chemestry and I still havent forgiven Worre for **** Rasmussen over back in 2007.
And Holm isn't going to run off to California first?
 
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HelloDolly said:
Valv.Piti said:
Who is Orla Chennaoui anyways? Always found her a bit annoying in the Cycling Podcast.

For the Danes, Brian Holm and Thomas Bay will comment the Giro with Staehlin and Worre in the studio. That is a pretty nice setup, espcially with Worre out and Holm in, Bay and Holm has a great chemestry and I still havent forgiven Worre for **** Rasmussen over back in 2007.

I too find Oral C very annoying ..her voice and her constant laughing at nothing ...
Jon Edwards grew on me to be honest ...would prefer him to her
Reminds me of someone else..........Edwards is pretty good.
 
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RedheadDane said:
Holm and Bay are commentating on Kanal 5.
And for some reason they dropped the uninterrupted coverage with Danish commentartors part...
Thanks! I simply cannot listen to that guy, its insane how much he pisses me off. Never listened to such a downright horrible commentator!
 
I'm not watching the feed he's commentating, but I have just read that Carlton Kirby said that Roglic posted a 'special time- maybe everyone else is special needs'

Disgraceful if true.
 

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