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Re: Don't forget you know who - Sunday

17 April 2015 - 1:46pm
Been avoiding this thread and the cycling press until I found a way of watching it - the full race is now on YouTube, which also means that you can skip the adverts [emoji6]

Re: hour record.

15 April 2015 - 1:46pm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cycling/32315934

Dowsett attempt in Manchester on May 2nd.

Wiggins attempt in London on June 7th.

Re: Don't forget you know who - Sunday

13 April 2015 - 11:09am
Country not county. Was writing on my iPad!

Re: Don't forget you know who - Sunday

13 April 2015 - 10:11am
Absolutely right. The coverage is weak, but it's what we have. Can I recommend an iPad. I Watch yoorosport while I'm in the shed fettling, in the kitchen baking bread etc etc. We were in the Arenberg this w/e. Fantastic atmosphere, crowd bigger than we'd seen before, brilliant sunshine. It was one of those days to put in the bank for when you're miserable. I found myself listening to an Aussie and a county Frenchman at the same time - linguistically challenging but I wonder if there is any single day event which brings so many nationalities together.

Re: Don't forget you know who - Sunday

13 April 2015 - 8:00am
elPedro666 wrote: ... - guessing Eurosport are pretty hot on blocking out any competition [emoji19]

The ads certainly block out a lot of the cycling.

I used to be Eurosport addict when it was on Freeview and the shift to Sky meant I had a lot more time for other things.

I've been house-sitting for the last couple of weeks with Sky available. I watched the Tour of Flanders all day last Sunday with increasing frustration at all the ad breaks. Yesterday, I decided to waste less time so I just watched the evening programme. There seemed to be even more ads, inserted without any consideration for the racing action. (Do advertisers believe that paying to irritate viewers is the way to go?)

Eurosport also seem to find it impossible to get a commentator who (a) can work out what's going on and (b) can get the best out of Sean Kelly who has huge knowledge but which needs drawing out.

One example from yesterday: after part of the race was held up by the level crossing, a commissaire (the pillion passenger dressed in red) could clearly be seen instructing the front part of the bunch to wait for the second part which had been held up. That was described by the commentator (sorry - I don't know his name) as some sort of sporting gesture by the riders. Come back Duffers. All is forgiven.

Re: Don't forget you know who - Sunday

11 April 2015 - 10:43pm
Cheers Nick, I was on there earlier but nothing seemed to be available - guessing Eurosport are pretty hot on blocking out any competition [emoji19]

Re: Don't forget you know who - Sunday

11 April 2015 - 1:23pm
take a look at steephill tv

Re: Don't forget you know who - Sunday

11 April 2015 - 10:17am
Ah, that website appears to be subscription

Any other ideas where I might be able to watch it?!

I'm in Stockport and can bring quality beer and/or coffee if anyone's offering! [emoji8]

Re: Don't forget you know who - Sunday

11 April 2015 - 8:27am
A friend mentioned cycling.tv as a possible source, I haven't checked it yet though. If only I could find a pub showing it!!!

Re: Don't forget you know who - Sunday

10 April 2015 - 8:17pm
It's an hours drive from Calais. We just get a chunnel ticket, stop in Calais for the night then blast down to Arenberg trench first thing in the morning. The first time we did it we didn't even get an hotel just did it as a long day trip. You park where you can in Wallers and the place is en fete, with stalls and food and a sort of United nations of supporters. Ditto Carrefour des arbres. Most of that part of France and Belgium is easily accessible. I have a dream of having a month off one year and seeing them all - tour of Flanders, four days of Dunkirk, gent wevelgem, the works.

Re: Don't forget you know who - Sunday

10 April 2015 - 6:00pm
it would be good to know your weekend plans and how easy or not it is to do..... may try next year.

Re: Don't forget you know who - Sunday

10 April 2015 - 4:12pm
We're going, as we have the last couple of years. It's a fun weekend

Re: Don't forget you know who - Sunday

10 April 2015 - 7:26am
NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Hi,
Any chance its available on freeview.



Not according to the Radio Times but I've previously watched it online via links from

http://www.cyclingfans.com/

I think ITV4 have also shown highlights a few days later but I'm not too sure about this year.

Re: Don't forget you know who - Sunday

10 April 2015 - 7:25am
I believe this is very targetted.....is putting all his road and sky eggs in this one, so in itself should become an interesting study in that egg / basket approach, especially being Roubaix.

It's on Eurosport , not free view as far as I know . But it may be worth scanning Internet for free feeds , though they may not be trustworthy sites?

Re: Don't forget you know who - Sunday

9 April 2015 - 11:03pm
Hi,
Any chance its available on freeview.

Brad will have to come to terms that he will not always get what he wants I think.
All his eggs in Olympics 2016

Re: Don't forget you know who - Sunday

9 April 2015 - 10:48pm
Agreed. I love this race and look forward to it more than I do Christmas Day.

Don't forget you know who - Sunday

9 April 2015 - 10:28pm
Don't forget Bradley Wiggins rides Paris-Roubaix on Sunday and he wants to win (apparently) . Get your ride in early then its gotta be worth sitting in front of the TV for a few hours whatever he does.

Re: Lance Armstrong on the BBC News

9 April 2015 - 5:19pm
For those people who still think there is a shred of decency in Lance Armstrong...

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/others ... ident.html

http://uk.eonline.com/news/626895/lance ... arked-cars

It appears he still thinks he can break rules and laws with impunity, without shame and showing not one iota of decency or honour.

Re: Geraint Thomas E3 Harelbeke win

29 March 2015 - 11:35pm
cycleruk wrote:Gent-Wevelgem. What a race.
Geraint showed his tenacity catching up the group after being blown into the ditch.
Not only that but chasing down every break for a deserved podium finish.

+1
I watched the whole coverage on Eurosport.I always enjoy the spring classics(more than the TdeF TBH) but today's race was a classic among classics!
G just gets better,I was amazed how quick he got back to the lead group after being literally blown off the road!
Thogh IMHO Paolini deserved the win,doing what G did in the E3.

Great TV!!!

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