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Nirvana said:
Eurosport strikes again with the two mountain stages of Dauphine that go to the player because of Le Mans, why not trying a third channel? Next year there are also the Olympics and they really need space.

Anyway a couple of days ago Gregorio said that they bought the Tour de Suisse exclusive for the next five years, at least a very good news.
Not recognising him, in house for the event though rather than ES.
 
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RedheadDane said:
No! It isn't!
There goes my change to watch it on a channel that doesn't interrupt with ad breaks every 10 minutes, and postpone the programme because there's a rain-delay in some tennis match.
I understand your point, i also would have preferred a 3/4 hours coverage like when was on Bike Channel but at the moment here it's Eurosport or nothing like happened recently with Norway.
 
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Nirvana said:
RedheadDane said:
No! It isn't!
There goes my change to watch it on a channel that doesn't interrupt with ad breaks every 10 minutes, and postpone the programme because there's a rain-delay in some tennis match.
I understand your point, i also would have preferred a 3/4 hours coverage like when was on Bike Channel but at the moment here it's Eurosport or nothing like happened recently with Norway.
Maybe… but why do those of us who have other options have to be punished?
(and in Norway it was, well, nothing or... FB feed...)

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Someone needs to give the guy commenting Belgium Tour on the Player a geography lesson. A few days ago he first called Gregaard (who, btw, has never actually been in the race) Norwegian, and then Alex Kirsch Dutch. Today he just called Emils Liepins Austrian...
 
Today there were very surprising short breaks, the last one was something like 30 seconds. Totally different compared to the Giro during which we touched new heights with four/five minutes breaks.
 
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tobydawq said:
RedheadDane said:
Just realised that Suisse isn't even shown on Eurosport. They're showing a rerun of stage 5 of Tour of Hungary at the time it would seem obvious to show Suisse.
They don't have the rights.
They do in UK. There was meant to have been TdS highlights after Dauphine highlights, but the tennis overran, so they showed Dauphine but not TdS. On late tonight, I believe.
 
I'm livid with Eurosport UK....Not showing Tour de Suisse or Dauphine live today
They have highlights for Tour de Suisse but its on after midnight while Dauphine highlights on twice this evening already??
How does that make sense
The current Tour champion, British rider & Sports personality is at the Tour of Switzerland
This is what most UK cycling fans want to see ...
 
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luckyboy said:
argyllflyer said:
Giro d'Italia: Hatch & Kelly (UK) / Kirby & Backstedt (International) (live from Sat 11th May)
Hatch and Kelly on British Eurosport today. So is Kirby only international ES for GTs now? :)
That would make some very happy!

Ias a bit tied up with other things yesterday but I did notice that the studio guests talked for a good while up to and over KM 0.
 
therealthing said:
For goodness sake- how hard is it to remember that Sky changed to Ineos? Kirby is paid to commentate yet he cannot get basic details correct.

Well we have commentators who can't get riders names correct. I think they've called Ineos Sky as well, but I don't remember as I don't fully pay attention to them because a good part of the time they aren't making sense anyway.
 
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argyllflyer said:
luckyboy said:
argyllflyer said:
Giro d'Italia: Hatch & Kelly (UK) / Kirby & Backstedt (International) (live from Sat 11th May)
Hatch and Kelly on British Eurosport today. So is Kirby only international ES for GTs now? :)
That would make some very happy!

Ias a bit tied up with other things yesterday but I did notice that the studio guests talked for a good while up to and over KM 0.
Orla said at the time they had problems connecting to the commentary team, so that was the reason they carried on talking.
 
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I watched partly on the Eurosport player today. They had a camera on the individual teams ( not sure if it worked for all of the teams ) for almost the whole course. The camera bike wasn't presumably allowed to go completely to the finish as it suddenly stopped towards the end. No commentary, bliss, no idea on distance completed or to go on screen, not so good, and they didn't tell you which camera was on which team so you had to work it out for yourself ( no 1 on Ineos and then seemed to follow in order of start). A nice new approach from the TDF though and good for Eurosport to be accessing it even if it only seemed to be on the player.
I still don't like TTT in Its but at least you can watch the teams you really want to and not just the one the French editor wants you to see.
 
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Pricey_sky said:
Wiggins on the motorbike today was comedy gold, loved his exchange with Maxime Bouet and ranting about flower pots being left in the road.
Did you catch his earlier comments re Wanty? He was sailing a little close to the wind there.

Anyway, he is off air now until he returns in the final week. I think the producer may be feeling some relief or maybe they love his spontaneity.
 
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wirral said:
Pricey_sky said:
Wiggins on the motorbike today was comedy gold, loved his exchange with Maxime Bouet and ranting about flower pots being left in the road.
Did you catch his earlier comments re Wanty? He was sailing a little close to the wind there.

Anyway, he is off air now until he returns in the final week. I think the producer may be feeling some relief or maybe they love his spontaneity.
Yes that was right on the limit, but overall his section on the motorbike was very good and pretty well recieved looking at social media.

I look forward to more laughs next week, it certainly brightens up some parts of the stage where little is happening.
 
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Armchair cyclist said:
So what did he say about Wanty?
The Wanty car cut them up just before he went live, so when he came on he said he’d just been having a barney with jabba the hut, obviously referring to the driver in the Wanty car.

The clip with Maxime Bouet was so good.
 
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Pricey_sky said:
Wiggins on the motorbike today was comedy gold, loved his exchange with Maxime Bouet and ranting about flower pots being left in the road.
His exasperation over the flower pots was brilliant! As was his ribbing of Juan Antonio Flecha :lol:
 

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