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Hannah Walker, making everything sound so urgent, is setting my teeth on edge.
is it media training gone-wrong?
sounds like trying too hard to add animation to her delivery.
Manon Lloyd sounds similarly unnatural too.

also.. please cycling Gods,, deliver us from ahh-Martee-ahh-McDonald-ahh-McCrossan, with those unending dronings of peloton/breakaway rider lists (complete with team names of course, just for extra zzzs)
 
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Hannah Walker, making everything sound so urgent, is setting my teeth on edge.
is it media training gone-wrong?
sounds like trying too hard to add animation to her delivery.
Manon Lloyd sounds similarly unnatural too.

also.. please cycling Gods,, deliver us from ahh-Martee-ahh-McDonald-ahh-McCrossan, with those unending dronings of peloton/breakaway rider lists (complete with team names of course, just for extra zzzs)
Manon Lloyd has only done one race so far. If it's something she continues to do alongside the presenting on the GCN youtube channel, then i'm sure it will develop over time. While one might be alrihgt presenting a video as I think anything they'll do for youtube will have a script of some sorts, commentating requires a different set of skills. Commenating is supposed to add a bit more depth and interest than watching a screen of cyclists for a couple of hours with the sound of a motobike or helicopter in the background.
 
I’m not sure Kirby and BS get on or at least work well as a team. They fight each other for air time. For instance during that same Tour of Norway, BS was going on and on about how riders are allocated their numbers when Kirby spotted echelons forming and tried to interrupt but BS kept on going on about race numbers.

My favourite exchange between those two was when during a stage race Kirby asked BS to predict the day’s winner and BS went into a childish strop about not having enough time to think to give a prediction.

The next day Kirby goes “now you’ve had 24 hours to think about it Brian, who do you think will win today’s stage?”
I am a Brian Smith fan and mostly find Kirby annoying but that is a quality comeback
 
British Eurosport are not showing the last 2 stages of the Dauphine live or any of the Tour de Suisse (not even highlights!). With GCN+ if you subscribe does it give the ability to record live races and witch them later through your Sky Q box? If not it would not be worth getting over our old friend Tiz.
 
British Eurosport are not showing the last 2 stages of the Dauphine live or any of the Tour de Suisse (not even highlights!). With GCN+ if you subscribe does it give the ability to record live races and witch them later through your Sky Q box? If not it would not be worth getting over our old friend Tiz.
Once the race is over you can play it in full whenever you want it. No need to record. They keep them up for a few months as well.
 
So watching the Dauphine highlights on ITV4 after having enough of the terrible Adam Blythe and what passes for insight at GCN ( Sean Kelly excepted)

I have to say if you want real humour there is none better imo than dry off hand gibes of Gary Imlach
laughed today at these

"After the stage Molano was seen re enacting the crime just in case the original pictures were not clear enough"

"Helpfully dressed in all black so we could see he was the baddie Molano later appeared from his team bus"
 
British Eurosport commentary pairings season 2022 (men's elite):

(WT=World Tour; PS=Pro Series, ET=Europe Tour, AT=Asia Tour)

Australian National Championships: host broadcaster package
ET: Challenge Mallorca: Trofeo Calvia (highlights on 26/1): Kirby (solo)
ET: Challenge Mallorca: Trofeo Alcúdia - Port d'Alcúdia (highlights on 27/1): Kirby (solo)
ET: Challenge Mallorca: Trofeo Serra de Tramuntana (highlights on 28/1): Kirby (solo)
ET: Challenge Mallorca: Trofeo Pollença - Port d'Andratx (highlights on 29/1): Kirby (solo)
ET: Challenge Mallorca: Trofeo Playa de Palma - Palma (highlights on 30/1): Kirby (solo)
ET: Grand Prix Cycliste de Marseille La Marseillaise (live on 30/1): Been & Stephens
AT: Saudi Tour (live from 1/2): Cox & Smith
PS: Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana (live from 2/2): Stephens & Backstedt
PS: Tour de Provence (live from 10/2): Stephens & Blythe
ET: Vuelta Ciclista a la Region de Murcia Costa Calida (live 12/2): Been & Smith
PS: Clasica de Almeria (live on 13/2): Been & Smith
ET: Jaén Paraiso Interior (live on 14/2): Been & Smith
PS: Vuelta a Andalusia (live from 16/2): Cox & Smith
PS: Volta ao Algarve (live from 16/2): Lloyd & Blythe
ET: Tour des Alpes Maritimes et du Var (live from 18/2): Been & Stephens
WT: UAE Tour (live from 20/2): Kirby & Blythe (stages 1&2), Backstedt (stage 3-7)
PS: Tour of Oman (review on 21/2): Ant McCrossan (host broadcaster package)
ET: Gran Camiño (live from 24/2): Cox (stages 1, 2 & 4), Kirby (stage 3) & Smith
WT: Omloop Het Nieuwsblad Elite (live on 26/2): Lloyd & Blythe (with Marty MacDonald)
PS: Faun-Ardèche Classic (live on 26/2): Cox & Conor Dunne
PS: Kuurne - Bruxelles - Kuurne (live on 27/2): Hatch & Blythe
PS: Drôme Classic (live on 27/2): Hannah Walker & Dunne
ET: Le Samyn (live on 1/3): Been & Backstedt
WT: Strade Bianche (live on 5/3): Hatch, Blythe & Lloyd
WT: Paris-Nice (live from 6/3): Hatch & Kelly
ET: Grote Prijs Jean-Pierre Monseré (live 6/3): Cox & Backstedt
WT: Tirreno-Adriatico (live from 7/3): Kirby, Lloyd & Robbie McEwen
ET: Albert Achterhes Profronde van Drenthe (live on 15/3): Been & Walker
PS: Milano - Torino (live on 16/3): Hatch & Smith
PS: Danilith Nokere Koerse (live on 16/3): Been & Backstedt
PS: Grand Prix de Denain - Porte du Hainaut (live on 17/3) Been & Backstedt
PS: Bredene Koksijde Classic (live on 18/3): Been & Backstedt
WT: Milano-Sanremo (live on 19/3): Kirby, Hatch, Lloyd, McEwan & Blythe
ET: Classic Loire Atlantique (live on 20/3): Been & Smith
WT: Volta Ciclista a Catalunya (live from 21/3): Kirby & Smith
WT: Minerva Classic Brugge-De Panne (live on 23/3): Cox & Blythe
WT: E3 Saxo Bank Classic (live on 25/3): Lloyd & McEwan
WT: Gent-Wevelgem in Flanders Fields (live on 27/3): Cox & Blythe
ET: La Roue Tourangelle Centre Val de Loire - Trophée Groupama Paris Val de Loire (live on 27/3): Stephens & Dunne
WT: Dwars door Vlaanderen - A travers la Flandre (live on 30/3): Lloyd & Blythe
PS: Gran Premio Miguel Indurain (live on 2/4): Cox & Smith
ET: Volta Limburg Classic (live on 2/4): Been & Backstedt
WT: Ronde van Vlaanderen - Tour des Flandres (live on 3/4): Kirby, Lloyd, McEwan, Blythe
WT: Itzulia Basque Country (live from 4/4): Stephens & N. Roche
PS: Scheldeprijs (live on 6/4): Kirby & Backstedt
WT: Amstel Gold Race (live on 10/4): Kirby & Blythe
PS: Presidential Cycling Tour of Türkiye (live from 10/4): Cox (stage 1, 5, 7&8), Kirby (stage 2-4, 6) & Smith
ET: Giro di Sicilia - Tour of Sicily (live from 11/4): Been & Backstedt
PS: De Brabantse Pijl - La Flèche Brabançonne: (live on 13/4): Cox & Blythe
WT: Paris-Roubaix (live on 17/4): Hatch, Lloyd, Backstedt and Blythe
PS: Tour of the Alps (live from 18/4): Hatch & Blythe
WT: La Flèche Wallonne (live on 20/4): Cox & Stephens
WT: Liège-Bastogne-Liège (live on 24/4): Hatch, Blythe & Lloyd
WT: Tour de Romandie (live from 26/4): Stephens & Roche
ET: International Tour of Hellas (highlights from 27/4): Quigley (solo)
WT: Eschborn-Frankfurt (live on 1/5): Cox & Backstedt
PS: 4 Jours de Dunkerque / Grand Prix des Hauts de France (live from 3/5): Kirby & Smith
WT: Giro d'Italia (live from 6/5): Hatch, Lloyd,Kelly, McEwan & Blythe
ET: Tour de Hongrie (live from 11/5): Kirby & Smith
PS: Grand Prix du Morbihan (live on 14/5): Been & Dunne
PS: Tro-Bro Léon (live on 15/5): Cox & Backstedt
ET: Veenendaal-Veenendaal Classic (live on 21/5): Kirby & Smith
ET: Tour du Finistère (live on 21/5): Cox & Backstedt
ET: Antwerp Port Epic / Sels Trophy (live on 22/5): Kirby & Smith
PS: Tour of Norway (live from 24/5): Kirby & Smith
PS: Boucles de la Mayenne - Crédit Mutuel (live from 26/5): Cox & Dani Christmas
ET: Circuit de Wallonie (live on 26/5): MacDonald & Dunne
ET: Grote Prijs Marcel Kint (live on 29/5): Harry Downdey & Dunne
ET: Mercan'Tour Classic Alpes-Maritimes (live on 31/5): Been & Backstedt
WT: Critérium du Dauphiné (live from 5/6): Kirby & Smith
PS: Brussels Cycling Classic (live on 5/6): Cox & Backstedt
ET: Ronde van Limburg (live on 6/6): Cox & Stephens
PS: ZLM Tour (live from 8/6): Cox & Stephens
ET: Grosser Preis des Kantons Aargau (live on 10/6): Hatch & Backstedt
PS: Dwars door het Hageland (live on 11/6): Been & Backstedt
WT: Tour de Suisse (live from 12/6): Hatch & Backstedt
ET: Elfstedenronde Brugge (live on 12/6): Been & Dunne
PS: Tour of Slovenia (live from 15/6): Kirby & Walker
PS: Baloise Belgium Tour (live from 15/6): Been & Stephens
ET: La Route d'Occitanie - La Dépêche du Midi (live from 16/6): Cox & McEwan
NC: French National TT Championship (live on 23/6): Kirby & Hutchinson
NC: French National Road Championship (live on 26/6): Kirby & Smith
NC: Spanish National Road Championship (live on 26/6): Hatch (solo)
NC: British National Road Championship (live on 26/6): Stephens & Walker
WT: Tour de France (live from 1/7): Kirby, Hatch, Lloyd & Blythe, Kelly, McEwan with Harris Bass
WT: Donostia San Sebastian Klasikoa (live on 30/7): tbc
WT: La Vuelta ciclista a España (live from 19/8): tbc
 
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Does anybody know who were commentating the Route d'Occitanie on Danish Eurosport?

Quite shocking to hear two unknown voices who were much better to listen to than almost all of the other commentators working for them (apart from Bay, Breschel and Mielke).
 
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Does anybody know who were commentating the Route d'Occitanie on Danish Eurosport?

Quite shocking to hear two unknown voices who were much better to listen to than almost all of the other commentators working for them (apart from Bay, Breschel and Mielke).
Dunno who the "lead" commentator was, but the expert was Mathias Larsen.
But I was wondering too, only found out when they mentioned how Mathias' father just about missed racing against Valverde.
 
Does anyone know into which countries the Tour de France’s official world feed, broadcasts into
I believe 19 countries pick up this English feed ...UK is not one so will need to use a VPN if I want to listen to it
Wales and Ireland have native language comms

South Africa maybe one but does anyone else know any other countries who would broadcast this feed
Australia and US have their own comms teams on their networks but maybe other channels there ?
How about Asia ??


This is like the best kept secret in cycling ...why is it so hard to find out ????
I suppose the rights ES?GCN/NBC pay ASO means they cant tell the ordinary folks
Aso earn millions just on TV rights





 
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