Eurosport commentary

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British Eurosport commentary pairings season 2020:

Vuelta a San Juan (live from Sun 26th Jan): Quigley & Smith
Tour Down Under (highlights): Liggett, McEwan & Vogt (International Comms package) (30 mins highlights from 28/1)
Challenge Mallorca (highlights): tbc (20 min highlights from 31/1)
Cadel Evans Great Ocean Race (90 mins highlights from 3/2): Kirby & Adam Blythe
Saudi Tour (live from 4/2): Kirby & Blythe
Herald Sun Tour: Matt Keenan & David MacKenzie (International Comms package)
Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana (live from 5/2): Kirby & Gerrans
Tour de Langkawi (live from 7/2): Hatch & Backstedt
Tour of Provence: (ES Player only)
Clasica De Almeria: Stephens & Blythe
Volta ao Algarve: Hatch & Blythe
Vuelta Andalusía: Kirby & Stephens
UAE Tour: Hatch & Smith
Het Nieuwsblad: Dan Lloyd & Backstedt
Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne: Lloyd & Backstedt
Tour of Taiwan: Kirby & Stephens
Le Samyn: Harris-Bass & Backstedt
Paris-Nice: Hatch & Kelly
Strade Bianchi: Kirby & Smith
Gran Trittico Lombardo: Hatch & Smith
Tour de Pologne (live from 5/8): Hatch & Backstedt
Milano-Torino: Kirby & Smith
Mont Ventoux Denivel Challenges: Kirby & Smith
Tour de l'Ain: Quigley & Smith
Milano-Sanremo: Kirby & Stephens
Criterium du Dauphine: Kirby & Stephens
Gran Piemonte: Hatch & Backstedt
Giro di Lombardia: Hatch & Smith
Tour de Wallonie: Hatch & Smith
French TT Championships: Kirby & Stephens
French Road Race Championships: Kirby & Stephens
Spanish Road Race Championships: Quigley & Smith
European TT Championships: Stephens & Blythe
Bretagne Classic: Stephens & Smith
European Road Championships: Stephens & Smith
European Mixed Relay TT Championships: MacDonald & Stephens
Tour de France: Kirby & Hatch with Kelly, Smith, Lloyd (and Stephens) supported by Harris-Bass
Tour de Hongrie: Harris-Bass (solo)
Tirreno-Adriatico: Stephens & Backstedt
Tour of Luxembourg: Jez Cox & Stephens (stages 1-4) / Stephens & Backstedt (stage 5)
World Championship TT Mens Elite: Hatch & Michael Hutchinson
World Championship Mens Elite Road Race: Hatch & Lloyd with Smith
Binckbank Tour: Kirby & Backstedt
La Fleche Wallonne: Hatch & Stephens
Giro d'Italia: Hatch & Smith
Liege-Bastogne-Liege: Kirby & Lloyd
Gent-Wevelgem: Kirby & Blythe
Scheldeprijs: Kirby & Blythe
Tour of Flanders: Kirby, Kelly, Lloyd and Blythe
Vuelta a Espana: Kirby & Kelly with Lloyd
Driedaagse Brugge - De Panne: Cox & Backstedt
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Perhaps a first but this week's coverage of the Vuelta and the Giro will be merged together (on the TV guide anyway) - no idea how this will happen? Different rollout times? Jumping from one to another?
Edit: see they're doing same for Giro / Flanders today.
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Guess the two channels are only good when he have a big race conflicting with a small race.

Seems the greedy Discovery don't want to have the audience splitting between the two races. That's the only explanation I see since during tuesday, for example, Eurosport 2 will show replays all afternoon.
Sean Kelly appears to be completely incapable of interrupting himself when something infinitely more relevant than what he's saying is on screen!

I find it incredibly irritating. He's just talked through possibly the most important move of the race.

The contrast between the fairly insightful commentary last week at GW and today is huge.
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Interesting... I always choose a channel on may laptop from a country I barely understand the language, if at all, and set it a bit quieter and have it just as background noise... No need for the usual commentators platitudes and obsession with their "chosen" favorites they can't shut up about...

Love Basque eitb channel... They barely speak unless it's the last 40-60k to finish :tearsofjoy: The Belgian Sporza is good too, I pick out some conversions but not enough to fully understand but I like the sound of the language;) If it's a Classics race, you gotta watch it on Sporza!!!
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