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Official Thread - World Championships: Elite Men's Road Race 262.2km, Mendrisio

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Pharazon said:
hugh porter's driving me up the wall...

shut up about the track ffs!!!

Seriously! Argh...I can understand them chatting about it with Dave Brailsford, but they've already spent half an hour or so banging on and on and ON about it.

I get that it's a long day and there's not a lot happening, but have they even mentioned Cunego, Valverde, Sanchez...any of the favourites apart from Cancellara? (who, let's face it, isn't really a huge favourite).

Can we at least have some irrelevant waffle about actual road riders who are *gasp* in the race.
 
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Cartesian Centaur said:
Seriously! Argh...I can understand them chatting about it with Dave Brailsford, but they've already spent half an hour or so banging on and on and ON about it.

well theres nothing going on in the race, theres four hours to go, im actually finding it quiete interesting.. especially the discussion on having lots of british riders riding for sky benefiting olympic success..
 
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Cartesian Centaur said:
Seriously! Argh...I can understand them chatting about it with Dave Brailsford, but they've already spent half an hour or so banging on and on and ON about it.

I get that it's a long day and there's not a lot happening, but have they even mentioned Cunego, Valverde, Sanchez...any of the favourites apart from Cancellara? (who, let's face it, isn't really a huge favourite).

Can we at least have some irrelevant waffle about actual road riders who are *gasp* in the race.

May I suggest switching to a feed from another country that isn't the UK or Australia? Guaranteed that you won't hear a word about track since....well, let's just say a very large percentage hardcore cycling fans in other countries don't even know a thing such as "track cycling" exists, much less care for it.
 
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May I suggest switching to a feed from another country that isn't the UK or Australia? Guaranteed that you won't hear a word about track since....well, let's just say a very large percentage hardcore cycling fans in other countries don't even know a thing such as "track cycling" exists, much less care for it.

Yup. Track cycling sucks. It is a relic and should be done away with. :p
 
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issoisso said:
May I suggest switching to a feed from another country that isn't the UK or Australia? Guaranteed that you won't hear a word about track since....well, let's just say a very large percentage hardcore cycling fans in other countries don't even know a thing such as "track cycling" exists, much less care for it.


Probably a good idea. I don't object to hearing about track per se, just not when I'm trying to watch a road race. The BBC always does a fantastic job of reminding me just how patriotic I am not.
 
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BroDeal said:
Yup. Track cycling sucks. It is a relic and should be done away with. :p

How does any of that that have anything at all to do with what I said?

He asked where he could hear a feed without listening to the commentators blab along about track. I told him any feed that's not australian or british and why. How does that translate into an attack on track cycling?
 

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dimspace said:
dave bloody brailsford...

hes everywhere..

Lol.... perhaps I am lucky that I don't reside in the UK, as I haven't heard that much from him.
So I actually like to hear him interviewed - he is an excellent speaker and he offers a fresh and interesting perspective on the current state of the sport.

The Sky team have big yet realistic goals in place - so it will be interesting project to watch grow and develop over the next few years.
 
El Imbatido said:
I heard that too and almost pissed myself laughing. It happened on Sports Tonight. I think ONE HD who are the ones showing it live, have Liggett and Matt Keenan as commentators.

I rememer some years ago Mart Smeets (our pre-eminent sports reporter) made a compilation of stupid reporters over the years asking K.Armstrong questions like "How is your relationship with Lance been since the divorce?" 'Twas hilarious.
 
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right im gonna go down turn the telly on for eurosport cos the bbc is terrible.. no split times, and they seem to have no idea where the groups are, who the riders and and what the time gaps are.. :/
 
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issoisso said:
Scarponi, Visconti, Ballan and Bertagnolli all in the frount couple of groups. Jebus.


pozzato according the the beeb.. my license fee really is wasted..
 
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the dutch spectators have been working on an effective and deeply intelligent yell to cheer on the riders.

Last heard: 'Johnny, Johnny, Johnny, Johnny, Johnny, Johnny, Johnny' alternated by an equally exciting 'Ole, Ole, Ole, Ole, Ole, Ole, Ole, Ole'
 
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very pleased with the british performance, Dave millar said do nothing till 3 laps to go, and they are succesfully doing nothing..

two out, accidents and pacing dave m back to the pelaton.. they look cool calm and collected.. much like the spanish..

me thinks the italians may have junped the gun a bit..
 
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Can russia single handedly bring them back? Nobody has any incentive to chase, all the decently strong teams that can bring this back have people there :eek:

Australia, Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Luxembourg and Germany.

Only france don't have anyone there

EDIT: nope, france have riblon there. Is this the decisive move with over 100kms to go?