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At least Roche can spot when something important is happening and will stop what he's talking about rather than being totally blind to it and continuing to blather on about a theory of the day or who his favorites are.

Yeah, he's actually very alert to the race. I was surprised by how much I noticed it, which I suppose implies I’m really not used to that from the Eurosport commentators.
 
I liked him for a bit but now he's just plain awful.
Kirby is much better than most of these GCN types; he's less Britcentric and apart from when Simon Clarke does something, he's a lot less prone to hero worship.

I was the same. He just spends it getting the horn over Ineos especially Turner. When Sheffield attacked her shouted out, realised how it sounded and back tracked.

I get he's a Brit (as am I) and there will be some bias, but come on.
 
Sizzling commentary from Sicily today. I almost woke up.

I love that having done one ride on cobbles JB is able to womanspain to Magnus how to ride on cobbles.

This why I'm currently a Kirby fan (this could change yet again due to overexposure) but he just commentates and makes bad jokes and let's the expert be the expert whereas JB tries to do both and succeeds at neither.
 
The good thing about Eurosport Player is the option to change commentary language, i.e. I often choose the French one myself (with the always excellent Jacky Durand). But even that isn't perfect, for example during the recent Milan-Sanremo, Steve Chainel got a bit drunk 4 hours into the broadcast (or thereabouts) & started randomly screaming & hollering.

Not cool.

I can take Kirby (just about) for a one day race , by a week I am pulling my hair out and at the end of a 3 + week GT I want to throttle him

Oh my life!
 
The good thing about Eurosport Player is the option to change commentary language, i.e. I often choose the French one myself (with the always excellent Jacky Durand). But even that isn't perfect, for example during the recent Milan-Sanremo, Steve Chainel got a bit drunk 4 hours into the broadcast (or thereabouts) & started randomly screaming & hollering.

Not cool.

Wow, but at least that is something that might help you remember the race for longer.

Cox just referring to Berlin as a "Polish rider"...

What a mistake. He's obviously German...
 
I'd love them to sign up Horner. He'd show no national bias as everyone has the potential to be a knucklehead. Might as well pair him up with Kirby!
We're talking Chris "multiple riders have said his attitude changes dramatically towards you depending on if you're American or not" Horner? Chris "towed a rival up Alpe d'Huez in the Dauphiné to make sure there was an American on the podium" Horner? That Chris Horner? Is he getting more cosmopolitan in his old age?
 
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We're talking Chris "multiple riders have said his attitude changes dramatically towards you depending on if you're American or not" Horner? Chris "towed a rival up Alpe d'Huez in the Dauphiné to make sure there was an American on the podium" Horner? That Chris Horner? Is he getting more cosmopolitan in his old age?
It’s more about spotting the knucklehead these days. I’m pretty sure Kuss has had that accolade at least once.
 
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No Sean Kelly for the Giro either

Has he retired or GCN not given him the work ?

It Blythe and McEwan for the Giro....cant do with either of them ..
I can subsribe to a VPN if anyone has any recommendations of who to listen to ?

There is an international broadcast ..how does one get that if you live in the UK ?
 
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It was either McCrossen or King that said 'This is why it's called Hell of the North' when Balsamo went over a huge hole and did very well to stay up right. I mean, come on, at least research the history.

Dan Lloyd I really enjoy listening to. He knows his history and he doesn't take himself seriously at all. He clearly does his research and he is easy to listen to.

I was thinking last night about Blythe Bingo. I shall start off with a few

Apologies
Sorry
Ben Turner
A story about Paolini
A story about Gilbert
Diamonds in the legs in a poor Sean Connery accent which is meant to be a Dutch / Flemish to English accent
White short story
 
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It was either McCrossen or King that said 'This is why it's called Hell of the North' when Balsamo went over a huge hole and did very well to stay up right. I mean, come on, at least research the history.

Dan Lloyd I really enjoy listening to. He knows his history and he doesn't take himself seriously at all. He clearly does his research and he is easy to listen to.

I was thinking last night about Blythe Bingo. I shall start off with a few

Apologies
Sorry
Ben Turner
A story about Paolini
A story about Gilbert
Diamonds in the legs in a poor Sean Connery accent which is meant to be a Dutch / Flemish to English accent
White short story
By far and away the best yesterday was Magnus Backstedt. As always. No stupid overdramatising, identifying riders well, no overly obvious bias, knows the history of the race, gives great tactical insight, gives insight into what its like to race the classics. And has a sense of humour as well
 
I suspect that one issue is that because a lot of GCN non-racing content is so casual - stuff like light-hearted challenges and banter between hosts which exudes a vibe of trying to be like Top Gear for cyclists, sometimes that bleeds into the race content for those commentators who have joined the team relatively recently, whereas people like Backstedt and Lloyd, who have been doing commentary for a number of years, are a bit better at dialling down the in-jokes and banter in favour of more serious and less partisan coverage when required.