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Note the irony taking place over at the CN live commentary.
The commentators seem to enjoy quoting some of the most banal sentences in Carlton Kirby's book while (not) commenting on a banal stage of the tour de France. You see, there is nothing to say. The stage will be a bore-fest until there are 10 km's remaining.
Yet my man Carlton Kirby is being made fun of because there is absolutely nothing else to talk about. I guess you know how Kirby feels when he has to fill in three hours of dead air before something exciting happens.
I would get a kick out of Kirby if he decided to fill dead air by reading quotes from the CN broadcasters during a dull as dishwater stage.
 
It's since this morning that Magrini and Gregorio are saying again and again that was Sagan the last winner in Nancy, when they showed the photofinish of 2014 they even said "looks like Trentin but Sagan won" :lol:
 
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Today's finish provided evidence that Kirby needs to stop commentating fast. Thought Philipsen was Kristoff and couldn't call the winner- saying it had to go to a photo when it was blatantly obvious Viviani won. Pratt.
 
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argyllflyer said:
A new Kirbyism yesterday, along the lines of a younger "Sagan sounded like he learned English from a wasp trapped in a jam jar".
That is funny.
My man Carlton Kirby oftentimes comes up with quips that seem to have been spontaneously spewed from the mouth of a well-read and articulate person whose senses have been altered--i.e. drunk.
I really don't care if the guy has had a few. I would much rather listen to these little observations and suggestions than some guy who says "Pinot has just caught up to the break!"
Yawn.
Long live Carlton Kirby.
He is the best.
 
I think Orla Chennaoui is a great addition to Eurosport coverage. She is a good interviewer and comes across as a down to earth lady.

I really didn't like Brad Wiggins on or off the bike during his riding career, but he works well on the show

Kelly remains a legend.
 
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barmaher said:
I think Orla Chennaoui is a great addition to Eurosport coverage. She is a good interviewer and comes across as a down to earth lady.

I really didn't like Brad Wiggins on or off the bike during his riding career, but he works well on the show

Kelly remains a legend.
I think she is okay but I like Wiggo's contributions as well especially on the TT stages. Kelly has always been one of the better commentators and let's the visuals tell the story when not much is happening. There is no need to babble continuously like some of the others do.
 
Panchetti today during the London-Surrey Classic coverage listed this month races they have live: European Championship, Binck Bank Tour, Arctic Race, Tour of Utah, Denmark Rundfahrt (a novelty), Deutschland Tour and the last two stages of Tour de l'Avenir. He didn't mention Hamburg that usually they have as well and the Great War Race that there was last year for the inaugural edition.
 
Panchetti today during the London-Surrey Classic coverage listed this month races they have live: European Championship, Binck Bank Tour, Arctic Race, Tour of Utah, Denmark Rundfahrt (a novelty), Deutschland Tour and the last two stages of Tour de l'Avenir. He didn't mention Hamburg that usually they have as well and the Great War Race that there was last year for the inaugural edition.
I believe that isn't taking place this year:
 
Two classics from Kirby today.

'Tejay looks up for this". Camera showing TJ lying prone on the ground literally two seconds later.

"Jesus and Jose Herrada are not actually brothers". WTF?
The comments on Tejay were almost as bad here as well. They had just praised Tejay and said something about the fact he had missed the crash by being in the break and the next thing we see is Tejay on the ground.

The one about the Herrada brothers is definitely a WTF.
 
I like him, but the Herrada thing was weird. He had just spoken about how Jesus would like to make up for his brother's disappointment yesterday. Then he checked himself and said they're not actually brothers.
 
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They say life needs balance. Eurosport certainly provides that in its Vuelta coverage where Carlton Kirby is as bad as the presenter team Orla, Matt Stephens and Brian Smith are excellent.
 
I have a love/hate relationship with Kirby. Very engaging, but just crap at identifying riders. Like yesterday, the Bouchard/Latour mixup was bad (and why is he suddenly calling him Pierre-Roger?), but how on earth could he think that Pernsteiner was Domen Novak some 3-4km from the finish?
 
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