Great moments in cycling commentating

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T-Nielsen said:
I think it was after Nicki Sørensen was run down by a motercykel, that dragged his bike with it, after Nicki had fallen of.
Exactly. Basically Ritter and Leth were being all "Nicki Sørensen has crashed. Big drama! There is is; standing by the roadside!"

And Rolf was just "Where's his bike?"
Had a bit of a giggle over this one from the reprise of yesterday's Tour of Oman stage.

Eurosport guy: Cavendish in trouble together with the Norwegian champion!
Alexander Kristoff, from Norway.

Oh! Really? The Norwegian champion is from Norway? :rolleyes:
(I like this thread! I am going to shamelessly double-post in this thread if I need to!)

Rolf: *As first Boom, then Ciolek, crashes* What are they doing?

Rolf: This is not a race for sissies!

Other Commentator maybe Piil: *Regarding why Vanmarcke didn't attack but waited until the sprint* He must have known something we didn't!
Feb 17, 2012
RedheadDane said:
Yeap! You know, when you know there's a race coming up you should always check all your options!

(K-B-K is gonna be on as well, + there is a recap of today's race just before that!)
Had no idea they would air this. I mean, how many channels did? Not many I'd think.
Yes yes! I know this isn't from a race. But still gotta pass on these gems from Dennis Ritter during the Giro team presentation. About the Androni team.

"If they had been wearing different jerseys one could think they were the junior team from Herning bike club!"


"Columbians, Venezuelians and Italians in a nice mix. All with one thing in common; they're tiny!"
(This thread deserves some love!)

During yesterday's Giro stage.

Ritter: *Pronounces name of Italian town wrong.*
Rolf: *Quickly corrects him*

Shortly afterwards

Rolf: *Pronounces name of French rider wrong, quickly corrects himself*

(There was some more banter for that... can't really remember what they said...)

And a bit later Rolf and Michael Valgren - who was visiting the studio, and playing co-commentator for a while - got into a bit of a talk about the differences between generations.
Mar 12, 2014
Has the dutch commentary during the 2000 or 2001 TdF already been mentioned here? I used to watch the race with belgian commentary, but my father had accidentally turned on the dutch version. It was one of those mountain stages where USPS was setting a ridiculous pace in the flat between two mountains, when Mart Smeets described them as (translated) "the blue brigade of bionic men," which (in hindsight) is a brilliant description. I strongly doubt there will be a clip of this about, but I won't forget it. Especially, since his commentary usually isn't that good and far too biased (back then positively biased towards USPS even).