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Not usually one to moan about commentators, but I'm currently in a country where we get the 'international' feed for the Vuelta and honestly Hannah Walker is making it borderline unwatchable for me. I'm sure there are decent insights in there but the delivery is just so painful (without even getting into the bizarre FDJ/Démare pronunciations). I get that she's probably new to this and will probably improve with time but, for now, come back Carlton all is forgiven!!!

 
Ned Boulting trying to pretend that Carpenter could lose 2 minutes at 10km to go, 5km to go, 2km to go at the Tour of Britain.. It's like they are commentating for people who never saw a race before

Please come back Eurosport, all is forgiven.
 
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.................trying to maintain level of excitement.....and time gap ended up closer than expected

................if only TOB was on eurosport to avoid ITV4 endless adverts many of which are for
charities depicting suffering kids/animals.....luckily with a 'heart of stone' i can ignore

Mark L
 
.................trying to maintain level of excitement.....and time gap ended up closer than expected

................if only TOB was on eurosport to avoid ITV4 endless adverts many of which are for
charities depicting suffering kids/animals.....luckily with a 'heart of stone' i can ignore

Mark L
Is the ToB only on GCN then?


Commentary on the Mixed Relay TTT in the Euro Champs with Marty MacDonald and Michael Hutchinson was quite enjoyable. Hutchinson is clear and concise when giving technical information but doesn't present it in a way that makes it difficult to understand, despite being sometimes probably difficult maths to calculate what he's stating.
 
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.................trying to maintain level of excitement.....and time gap ended up closer than expected

................if only TOB was on eurosport to avoid ITV4 endless adverts many of which are for
charities depicting suffering kids/animals.....luckily with a 'heart of stone' i can ignore

Mark L
Not me I,afraid, donkeys got my money.
 
not commentary but an ongoing ES grumble.....

watching on demand i find that often choosing event accompanying pic shows the winner...for time i thought that i was imagining things and pic was just the form rider?

today catching up with 2 races shown 12th sept....antwerp port epic....grand prix fourmies
and on both winning rider was shown in pic

too much of a coincidence so i contacted ES and they replied promptly 'that they would look
into it...'.....anyone else noticed this?

Mark L
 
Not usually one to moan about commentators, but I'm currently in a country where we get the 'international' feed for the Vuelta and honestly Hannah Walker is making it borderline unwatchable for me. I'm sure there are decent insights in there but the delivery is just so painful (without even getting into the bizarre FDJ/Démare pronunciations). I get that she's probably new to this and will probably improve with time but, for now, come back Carlton all is forgiven!!!

I haven't heard her but that poster seems quite harsh :tearsofjoy:
 
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not commentary but an ongoing ES grumble.....

watching on demand i find that often choosing event accompanying pic shows the winner...for time i thought that i was imagining things and pic was just the form rider?

today catching up with 2 races shown 12th sept....antwerp port epic....grand prix fourmies
and on both winning rider was shown in pic

too much of a coincidence so i contacted ES and they replied promptly 'that they would look
into it...'.....anyone else noticed this?

Mark L
Not noticed it as I subscribe to GCN+ but back in the day Eurosport would put the Sports News directly prior to the cycling highlights where seeing the winner of each stage was unavoidable, something they no longer do fortunately.
 
Anybody with a bit of technical media knowledge, please apply at German Eurosport. If they tell you they don't need you, believe me, they do.
This mainly happens with Leclercq's connection. Maybe a problem to get his signal from Switzerland to Paris and then to Unterföhring? It's a bit weird, because all those years he assisted Migels in commentary there weren't any problems with his connection.
 

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