Cycle Chic said:
The Cobra said:
The Cobra said:
Parrulo said:man i wish the portuguese eurosport guys could read this forum so they could learn something about cycling.
at least they are good at entertaining you while the race is going on and i can discuss cycling as much as i want here so i don't really get bothered by their lack of knowledge.
Fus087 said:Pardon my off-topic post, but who on earth is that?
The other three are easy enough to figure out, but that one?
Pharazon said:the problem is that hugh porter is a track guy, and he really doesn't know much about the road racing scene, although he should....
he's great on the track, but on the road he's meh
Elverde said:You know nothing. Hugh Porter was World Pursuit champion four times in the 60's, he was also an excellent road racer with numerous victories to his credit. He raced as a pro in UK for Condor/Mackeson one of the bigger British teams of the day, he did ride in the TdF for the British team in 1967.
I agree with you though, he is not a good commentator.
As a side note, Hugh's wife, Anita, was the last British Lady swimmer to win an Olympic gold medal, 1960 in Rome.
issoisso said:You'll likely get your wish. Martins has several times in the past googled his name, gone to the forums he found people criticising him, and insulted those people. He's also repeatedly asked admins of forums to ban anyone who dares say he's not perfect.
LugHugger said:Sorry to derail but I couldn't let this slide.....what?????? Rebecca Adlington? Now then, who knows nothing?
The Hitch said:I read somewhere just 2 days ago, that Adlington was the first lady swimmer since Anita to win the olympic gold.
To be fair to Anitas fans, theyve had 48 years of saying she was the British last lady swimmer to win an olympic gold medal.
Cant blame them for adjusting to the change
LugHugger said:Having John Herety in the studio on occasions this season has been a major plus for their coverage - still involved in team management, an ex pro racer and not prone to hyperbole. Good stuff from him.
LugHugger said:It was certainly a long time coming, but it has been 3 years now. The Brits had to wait nearly as long for their next male cycling World Champ
On topic, I do sometimes find the British Eurosport commentary very hit and miss. Sometimes, it's informed and interesting other times it's madly frustrating. I think that all of the race commentary teams run hot and cold, some good days, some bad with the exception of Kelly who is always quietly interesting. My other half calls him ' the boring Irish man' though so I guess you can't please everybody I have to say that I just can't warm to Brian Smith. Having John Herety in the studio on occasions this season has been a major plus for their coverage - still involved in team management, an ex pro racer and not prone to hyperbole. Good stuff from him.
The Cobra said:
hatcher said:It just goes to show how hard it is to find a commentary team that pleases everyone. Personally, I LOVE Brian Smith; to me he's the only one who manages to make Carlton Kirby tolerable.
Parrulo said:oh my now thats pathetic. . . .
i doubt he knows a word of english so i think we are safe here
i must be honest tho i do like luis piçarra
sublimit said:I love the Dutch commentators - even though I have no idea what they are talking about most of the time..but it just sounds right.
The commentary on Cav winning M-S-R I could understand the names of Haussler and Cav and the Oooohh photo finish, photo finish! Top quality stuff.
Cycle Chic said:So what did we all think of David ' i,ll speak for 95% of the time Magnus because I know more than you ' Harmon today on Tour of Lombardy ??
and did we all enjoy his laughter and mockery of Oliver Zaugg ?
If only it was possible to mute him and not Magnus Backstedt.