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So with the likes of Jose Been, Jens Dekker, and to a lesser extent (possibly) Magnus Backstedt doing commentary this year on British Eurosport/GCN, as well as Nicolas Roche doing something with french television during the TdF, it got me thinking. What/Are there any other cycling commentators (main or co) that have done so in a language that isn't their native language?
 
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So with the likes of Jose Been, Jens Dekker, and to a lesser extent (possibly) Magnus Backstedt doing commentary this year on British Eurosport/GCN, as well as Nicolas Roche doing something with french television during the TdF, it got me thinking. What/Are there any other cycling commentators (main or co) that have done so in a language that isn't their native language?
Well, Honore has sometimes been commentating on Italian TV.
 
So with the likes of Jose Been, Jens Dekker, and to a lesser extent (possibly) Magnus Backstedt doing commentary this year on British Eurosport/GCN, as well as Nicolas Roche doing something with french television during the TdF, it got me thinking. What/Are there any other cycling commentators (main or co) that have done so in a language that isn't their native language?
Jean-Claude Leclercq is a commentator on german Eurosport
 
This guy apparently exists...

Florian Honore (procyclingstats.com)

Though, by the looks of it, he just went to one race. Part way through said "*** this!" and went home.
For all I know he's been an accountant since then.
And do you think the other poster was aware of that?

Or was he just responding with "Mikkel" because he was surprised of the fact and wanted clarification that he didn't misunderstand something?
 
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Well, the question was about people commentating in a language other than their own, so why would he be particularily surprised about Honore commentating in a language other than his own?
:rolleyes:

Yeah, what a mystery. So many 25-year-olds do commentary in a country that neither he nor his team is from...

Could it be that lemon cheese cake wasn't aware of Honoré's Italian connection?
 
You don't understand why I was a little confused that someone could be confused about which Honoré we're talking about? We have established that he's basically the only Honoré - except for some Belgian guy, who turned up to one race, which he didn't even finish years ago - in the peloton.
Of course it's surprising, but isn't that basically what this question was about?
 
You don't understand why I was a little confused that someone could be confused about which Honoré we're talking about? We have established that he's basically the only Honoré - except for some Belgian guy, who turned up to one race, which he didn't even finish years ago - in the peloton.
Of course it's surprising, but isn't that basically what this question was about?
No.
 
You don't understand why I was a little confused that someone could be confused about which Honoré we're talking about? We have established that he's basically the only Honoré - except for some Belgian guy, who turned up to one race, which he didn't even finish years ago - in the peloton.
Of course it's surprising, but isn't that basically what this question was about?
All I was confirming was that you meant Mikkel Honoré as I was surprised he was doing commentary while still racing at the top, compared to someone like Adam Blythe who started doing so as he wound down his career. Similarly i was surprised at seeing Benji Naesen writing about Tiesj Benoot doing commentary (albeit the Blythe and Benoot situation being in native langauge) yesterday on vtm.
 
All I was confirming was that you meant Mikkel Honoré as I was surprised he was doing commentary while still racing at the top, compared to someone like Adam Blythe who started doing so as he wound down his career. Similarly i was surprised at seeing Benji Naesen writing about Tiesj Benoot doing commentary (albeit the Blythe and Benoot situation being in native langauge) yesterday on vtm.
It's not much he's doing. Just when he's not otherwise occupied. Guess he is at a somewhat higher level than other "commentates while still active" riders have been.
 
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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
PS: Ethias-Tour de Wallonie (live from 26/7): Cox & Smith (stages 4 and 5 only)
WT: Donostia San Sebastian Klasikoa (live on 30/7): Cox & Smith
PS: Vuelta a Burgos (live from 2/8): Hatch & Smith
ET: Tour of Leuven - Memorial Jef Scherens (live on 7/8): Hatch & Smith
ET: Tour de l'Ain (live from 9/8): Been & Walker
PS: Circuit Franco-Belge (live on 10/8): tbc
PS: Arctic Race of Norway (live from 11/8): Cox & Smith
CC: European Championships Road Race (live on 14/8): Stephens & York
PS: Tour of Denmark (live from 16/8): Stephens & Smith
ET: Tour du Limousin (live from 16/8): Cox & Backstedt
CC: European Championships Time Trial (live on 17/8): MacDonald & Rowsell
WT: La Vuelta ciclista a España (live from 19/8): Kirby, Lloyd & Kelly, McEwen & Blyth
WT: BEMER Cyclassics (live on 21/8): Cox & Smith
PS: Tour of Germany (live from 24/8): Boulting & Marcel Wust (host broadcaster package)
WT: Bretagne Classic (live on 28/8): Cox & Smith
Maryland Classic (live on 4/9): MacDonald & Smith
Tour of Romania (highlights from 6/9): Hatch (solo)
GP Quebec (live on 9/9): Hatch, Smith & Dunne
GP de Fourmies (live on 11/9): Cox (solo)
GP Montreal (live on 11/9): Hatch, Smith & Dunne
Tour de Luxembourg (live from 13/9): Hatch & Backstedt
Tour de Slovaquie (live from 13/9): Kirby & Walker
Giro dello Toscana (live on 14/9): Stephens & York
GP de Wallonie (live on 14/9): Been & Smith
Coppa Sabatini (live on 15/9): Stephens & York
Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen (live on 16/9): Been & Smith
Primus Classic (live on 17/9): Been & Smith
Mens World TT Championship (live on 18/9): Hatch & Hutchinson
Mixed World TTT Championship (live on 21/9): Hatch & Hutchison
Mens World Road Championship (live on 25/9): Kirby, Hatch, Smith, Blyth & Tom Southam
CRO Race (live from 27/9): Kirby & Smith
Coppa Agostini (live on 29/9): Hatch & Backstedt
Tour of Vendee (live on 2/10): Been & Backstedt
Sparkassen Munsterland Giro (live on 3/10): Cox & Smith
Tour de Taiwan (live on 3/10): Kirby (solo)
Coppa Bernocchi (live on 3/10): Hatch & Backstedt
Binche-Chimay-Binche (live on 4/10): Been & Backstedt
Gran Piemonte (live on 6/10): Hatch & Backstedt
Il Lombardia (live on 8/10): Hatch, Smith & Backstedt
Paris-Tours (live on 9/10): Kirby & Backstedt
Tour de Langkawi (live from 9/10): Been & Smith
Tour of Venetia (live on 12/10): tbc
Veneto Classic (16/10): Hatch & McEwen
 
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So with the likes of Jose Been, Jens Dekker, and to a lesser extent (possibly) Magnus Backstedt doing commentary this year on British Eurosport/GCN, as well as Nicolas Roche doing something with french television during the TdF, it got me thinking. What/Are there any other cycling commentators (main or co) that have done so in a language that isn't their native language?
South Tipperary was not in his lifetime a Gaeltacht area, so the answer is not Irish, but every time I hear Sean Kelly commentate I wonder what language he thinks in.
 
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