I was shocked, not at what David said, but the manner that the onsite produce/director/gob****e had handled the lack of count down for David and Sean.
They really really should know to give a ten seconds before a break or end of live coverage to let the viewers know, but some gob****e could not do his/her job properly, and to be honest i'm not surprised at all given some of Eurosport's other failings in their sports coverage.
If DH has been sacked for that, then I do not see much hope in future commentary for Eurosport. As good as Carlton Kirby is on calling a sprint he really can't do coverage for over 2 hours unless its on continuous action like in motorbikes. Today, for example David and Sean managed to keep interest at a satisfactory level even though the race was very dull for about 13 of the 19 laps, and explained its exactly why they don't show a full race more often.
If he expected the podium to be shown he was sadly mistaken as the time just overran with the race finishing at just before 4.30pm GMT when it was due to go off air anyway, and the riders were still crossing the line, so the podium was unlikely to be seen anyway. Which if it had happened in Moto GP, or World Superbikes, or World Touring Cars, or Beach Football, or European Tiddlywinks Championships for the blind would have overran for podiums, interviews and in-studio analysis for about an hour cutting into any cycling coverage Eurosport had that day.
Oh well, one thing we can certainly say about DH is he is passionate. More than can be said of other commentators on the sport around the world.