- May 6, 2009
And it's Sergio Paulinho, not Paulinhi, since when did he go from being Portugese to Italian?
+ 10. The coverage is light years ahead from what it used to be. Lets hope we can get some more cycling - Giro, Vuelta, classics etc.groverjones said:Rupert Guinness is a very big name in cycling journalism, having published multiple books on the subject, and been one of the top cycling journo's in Australia since the early 80s, including winning the Walkley for his writing.
In fact, Rupert is one of the acknowledgements in one of the Le Tour books I've just finished reading (published in '91).
Personally I love the SBS Tour coverage, especially seeing as this year we in Perth get the same coverage as everyone else in Australia, and NOT the 1-1.5 hours a day we got the last couple of years (i.e. starting at the same time - 10pm/10:30pm as the East).
Yeah, Mike can ask some silly questions, and even after all these years of visiting France he still has the most shocking answers.
I'm also a huge fan of both Phil and Paul, despite the "suitcase of courage" type comments, and the LA worship, but I suspect that this is to cater for the American audience that is also getting the same coverage that we get on SBS.
I've been watching the coverage on SBS since the first tour we got here - '91 I think - and it's just incredible how far we've come. I suspect that in the next few years we'll start getting more live races, including the Giro and the Vuelta, especially now that SBS have realised they can use the 2nd channel for more than just foreign news programmes.
After a feature on Matt Lloyd, Mike Tomalaris said he thought Lloyd had potential as a GT GC rider and to which Matt Keenan shot him down and said more like he had potential to win a stage in the GT's but never for the overall.iceman2321 said:Tomalaris "Here is the presentation for the most aggresive rider - Duque, the Italian"....I mean COME ON, he's been in the break all day, he's COLUMBIAN!
I don't mind Tomalaris' comments at the end of every stage, but the guy seriously needs to relax and calm down. He gets too worked up and then loses the plot. if he would gain some composure, I'm sure he would do a lot better.
Interviews before the race would be OK, before the race... While the action is actually happening, I want to see cyclists, not Mike Tomalaris. Maybe if they could do some sort of split screen deal during the flat stages I could live with it.Polka Dot Punter said:The coverage is pretty mediocre. Comes on at 10pm yet no coverage of the stage until 10:40. The number of interviews that you have to sit through is ridiculous. I didn't even watch last night's stage because they showed too many interviews and I gave up waiting.
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