In the pre-GCN days, Eurosport would bring Stephen Roche in for the in-studio segments during the GTs and obviously had Sean Kelly on the commentary. This seemed to work fine while it was a niche sport, as they had a very small core of commentators they could juggle, whereas now there are a lot more names and obviously you've got those who are linked to GCN and those who are contracted to Eurosport and those who have host broadcaster contracts for particular races and so you've got a lot to balance off. For a long time Eurosport got by with only Harmon and Kirby as PBP as they seldom needed more than 2 races simultaneously and any additional races they could just buy the hosts' highlights packages and broadcast on a delay with overdubbed commentary if no commentary in English was available.I do think they could do with a GT analyst, someone who challenged/ won a GT.
I heard Simon Gerrans on a couple of events last year and thought he was decent, albeit still new at the job.Australia gives us but two logical possibilities out of riders who are retired - but to be honest, Evans doesn't seem like the TV presenter type and Rogers is more boring than the 2013 Tour of Hainan with a soundtrack of Coldplay.
I'm meaning out of GC guys/stage racers which is why I mention Evans and Rogers only (unless you count Brad McGee). Otherwise people like Adam Hansen (complaining that everything is too hard, probably) and maybe Matty Lloyd come into the frame as well.I heard Simon Gerrans on a couple of events last year and thought he was decent, albeit still new at the job.
Haha. maybe GCN could have a sports science show.They should get Kimmage on for a laugh, invest in a decent lawyer beforehand like.
I’ve a feeling that was a reference to the Ottoman-Hungarian wars. And possibly a sly jibe at Eurosport for giving him minor races instead of a GT.Carlton on Stage 1 from Tour de Hongrie on Wednesday: "Welcome to the Tour of Turkey!"
First time hearing him today with the immaculate Jose Been on Morbihan. I like him and they're a good pairing. Hopefully they're doing Tro-Bro Leon tomorrow. But yes, about as Irish as Dan MartinConnor Dunne seems to be getting trained up for a job. First time I heard him I thought he had the most anglicised D4 accent ever but then found it he's from St Albans.