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Eurosport commentary

Page 249 - Get up to date with the latest news, scores & standings from the Cycling News Community.
An update with the next few weeks' racing included:

British Eurosport /GCN commentary pairings season 2023 (men's elite):

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

WT: Tour Down Under (live from 17/1): Cox & Blythe
PS: Vuelta a San Juan (live from 22/1): Kirby & Smith
ET: Challenge Mallorca: Trofeo Calvia (live on 25/1): Hatch & Blythe
ET: Challenge Mallorca: Trofeo Port D'Alcudia (live on 26/1): Hatch & Blythe
ET: Challenge Mallorca: Trofeo Port D'Andratz (live on 27/1): Hatch & Blythe
ET: Challenge Mallorca: Trofeo Serra de Tramuntana (live on 28/1): Hatch & Smith
WT: Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race (live on 29/1): Keenan, McEwen & Liggett (Host Broadcaster package)
ET: Challenge Mallorca: Trofeo Palma (live on 29/1): Hatch & Smith
ET: Grand Prix Cycliste La Marseillaise (live on 29/1): Been & Stephens
AT: Saudi Tour (live from 30/1): Cox & McEwen
PS: Volta a La Comunitat Valenciana (live from 1/2): Hatch & Smith
ET: Vuelta Ciclista Murcia (live on 11/2): Been & Smith
ET: Figuera Champions Classic (live on 12/2): Cox & Ian Field
PS: Clasica de Almeria (live on 12/2): Been & Smith
ET: Clasica Jaen Paraiso Interior (live on 13/2): Been & Smith
PS: Volta ao Algarve (live from 15/2): Hatch & Stephens (stages 1-3), Blyth (stages 4-5)
PS: Vuelta a Andalucia Ruta Ciclista Del Sol (live from 15/2): Cox & Smith
ET: Tour des Alpes-Maritimes et du Var (live from 17/2): Been & Backstedt
WT: UAE Tour (live from 20/2): Kirby & Smith
ET: Gran Camino (live from 23/2): Cox & Stephens (stages 1-2, 4), Field (stage 3)
ET: Faun-Ardeche Classic (live on 25/2): Been & Walker
WT: Omloop Het Nieuwsblad (live on 25/2): Stephens, Lloyd & Blythe
PS: Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne (live on 26/2): Hatch & Blythe
ET: Faun Drome Classic (live on 26/2): Been & Walker
ET: Le Samyn (live on 28/2): Been & Walker
WT: Strade Bianche (live on 4/3): Hatch, Lloyd & Blythe
ET: Grote Prijs Jean-Pierre Monsere (live on 5/3): Cox & Backstedt
WT: Paris-Nice (live from 5/3): Hatch & Kelly
WT: Tirreno-Adriatico (live from 6/3) : Kirby & McEwen
ET: Albert Achterhes Profronde van Drenthe (live from 12/3): Been (solo)
PS: Danilith Nokere Koerse (live on 15/3): Been & Christmas
PS: Milano-Torino (live on 15/3): Hatch & Smith
PS: Grand Prix de Denain - Porte du Hainaut (live on 16/3): Been & Smith
ET: Bredene Koksidje Classic (live on 18/3): Been & Smith
WT: Milano-Sanremo (live on 18/3): Hatch, Kirby, McEwen, Lloyd & Blythe
ET: Cholet Pays De La Loire (live on 19/3): tbc
WT: Volta Ciclista a Catalunya (live from 20/3): Kirby & Smith
WT: Classic Brugge-De Panne (live on 22/3): Cox & McEwen
WT: E3 Saxo Classic (live on 24/3): Hatch & Blythe
WT: Gent-Wevelgem (live on 26/3): Cox & Blythe
ET: La Roue Tourangelle (live on 26/3): Been & Stephens
WT: Dwars Door Vlaanderen (live on 29/3): Stephens & Lloyd
ET: Volta Limburg Classic (live on 1/4): Been & Stephens
PS: Gran Premio Miguel Indurain (live on 1/4): Walker & Field
WT: Ronde Van Vlaanderen (live on 2/4): Kirby, Lloyd, Kelly & Blythe
WT: Itzulia Basque Country (live from 3/4): Kirby & Smith
PS: Scheldeprijs (live on 5/4): Cox & McEwen
WT: Paris-Roubaix (live on 9/4): Hatch, Lloyd, McEwen & Blyth
ET: Giro di Sicilia (live from 11/4): Been & Smith
PS: De Brabantse Pijl (live on 12/4): Kirby & Lloyd
ET: Classic Grand Besancon Doubs (live on 14/4): Cox & Blythe
ET: Tour du Jura Cycliste (live on 15/4): Cox & Blythe
WT: Amstel Gold Race (live on 16/4): Kirby & Smith
PS: Tour of the Alps (live from 17/4): Hatch & Blythe
WT: La Fleche Wallone (live on 19/4): Cox & Stephens
WT: Liege-Bastogne-Liege (live on 23/4): Hatch & Blythe
WT: Tour de Romandie (live from 25/4): Stephens & Roche
WT: Echborn-Frankfurt (live on 1/5): Cox & Smith
WT: Giro d'Italia (live from 6/5): Hatch, Lloyd, Kelly, Blythe & McEwen
PS: GP du Morbihan (live on 6/5): Cox & Field
PS: Tro Bro Leon (live on 7/5): Cox & Field
PS: Tour de Hongrie (live from 10/5): Kirby & Smith
PS: 4 Jours de Dunkerque: Cox & Smith
Veenendaal Classic (live on 20/5): Been & Field
Antwerp Port Epic (live on 21/5): Been & Field
Tour de Norway (live from 26/5): Been & York
Boucle de la Mayenne (live from 26/5): Cox & Field
Van Merksteijn Fences Classic (live on 27/5): Kirby & Jens Dekker
Ronde van Limburg (live on 29/5): Marty MacDonald & Dekker
Mercan Tour Classic Alpes-Maritimes (live on 30/5): Been & Smith
Brussels Cycling Classic (live on 4/6): Cox & McEwen
Criterium du Dauphine (live from 4/6) Kirby & Smith
ZLM Tour (live from 7/6): Cox & McEwen
Dwars Door Het Hageland (live on 10/6): Walker & Field
Tour de Suisse (live from 11/6): Hatch & Jip van den Bos
Elfstedenronde Brugge (live on 11/6): Walker & Field
Tour of Slovenia (live from 14/6): Walker & York
La Route de Occitanie (live from 15/6): Kirby & Smith
Baloise Belgium Tour (live from 15/6 stage 2-5): Been & McEwen
French ITT Championships (live on 22/6): Kirby & Hutchinson
Italian Road Championships (live on 24/6): no English commentary
Spanish Road Championships (live on 25/6): Been & Yorke
French Road Championships (live on 25/6): Kirby & Smith
British Road Championships (live on 25/6): Stephens & Walker
Tour de France (live from 1/7): Kirby, Hatch, Lloyd, Kelly, Blythe & McEwen with Harris-Bass
Tour de Wallonie (live from 22/7): Been & Yorke (stages 1&2), Smith (stage 3-)
Clasica San Sebastian (live on 29/7): Cox & Smith
Circuito De Getxo (live on 30/7): Cox & Smith
Tour de L'ain (live from 31/7): Walker & Field
World Road Race Championship (live on 5/8): Hatch, Lloyd, Smith & Blythe.
World TT Championship (live on 11/8): Hatch & Smith
Tour of Leuven (live on 15/8): Ian Findlay & Field
Tour du Lumousin (live from 15/8): Walker & Yorke
Vuelta a Burgos (live from 15/8): Hatch & Stephens
Tour of Denmark (live from 16/8): Been & Smith
Arctic Race of Norway (live from 17/8): Cox & Field
Bemer Cyclassics (live on 20/8): Hatch & Blythe
Renewi Tour (live on 23/8): Hatch & Smith
Deutchland Tour (live from 23/8): Cox (solo and on site)
Vuelta a Espana (live from 26/8): Kirby, Lloyd, Kelly, McEwen & Blythe
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its going to be a long 3 weeks if Rob Hatch keeps up with his use of Leeedl Trek for the duration.
"Say hello to my Lidl friend, Rob!"

Exactly. I was questioning why the post above was suggesting Hatch says it wrong or differently to how someone else from the UK would.
he doesnt say it "wrong" if he is saying the name as its original German pronounciation, Trek is obviously an American brand so theres a conflict here already as part of their new name has got to be anglicised if we are doing this properly.

but Id struggle to recall any time Ive heard an English speaker in the UK say Im just off to Leeedl, or lets got to Leeedl instead of Ardi (yes Aldi in German sounds like Ardi or Adi), in English its just Lidl, and thats how all the "little Trek" memes have been born, Leeedl doesnt meme with little in English, as they arent then a homophone of one another if they are pronounced differently.

so why are they doing this ? because theyre commentating for an English speaking audience, where it sounds very odd to say Leeedl, but Hatch has this well known thing where he insists on the correct pronounciation of all things European at least, we strangely never seem to hear much about Team albahrayn, or Yeesraehl premier tech.

and its just crazy because it now permeates all of the commentary team, youve got Jose Been spending most of the time she commentates focussing solely on correct pronounciation of different languages whilst speaking all the English bits in accented Dutch and then clearly undermining the whole point of doing it, just like Jens in his Germanic/Anglo accent, and now even Kirby is getting involved with it (of all of them I thought he'd just call it Lidl), like its some contest of who has the better degree in modern languages.

all whilst most native German speakers are perfectly comfortable there are English ways of saying German brand names.

Id just wish theyd focus on describing the race more
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