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Title: Paris-Roubaix
Post by: andygates on April 04, 2008, 09:01:43 am
That cobbly nutter's race is next week.  Any idea of TV coverage?
Title: Re: Paris-Roubaix
Post by: Gus on April 04, 2008, 10:40:56 am
Eurosport or cycling.tv (http://cycling.tv/)

Danish TV2 sends 4-5 hours live  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Paris-Roubaix
Post by: Seineseeker on April 04, 2008, 10:59:11 am
France 3 for me
Title: Re: Paris-Roubaix
Post by: iddu on April 04, 2008, 11:02:36 pm
Make a DIY vid on 8/6  :)
Title: Re: Paris-Roubaix
Post by: Ivo on April 04, 2008, 11:06:34 pm
Usually it would be NOS or VRT. But that particular sunday I'm flying to Tblisi. I have no idea of the TV coverage there.
Title: Re: Paris-Roubaix
Post by: epa611 on April 04, 2008, 11:07:22 pm
What day/date is it?
Title: Re: Paris-Roubaix
Post by: mondobongo on April 07, 2008, 07:55:32 pm

Sunday 13th of April. Eurosport advertising live coverage from 3.30pm no doubt they will show highlights later in the evening.
Title: Re: Paris-Roubaix
Post by: JT on April 12, 2008, 09:11:33 pm
We're setting off in a few minutes to go and see it in the flesh.
Title: Re: Paris-Roubaix
Post by: Ivo on April 12, 2008, 09:29:36 pm
We're setting off in a few minutes to go and see it in the flesh.


Since my trip to Georgia is postponed to autumn I'll be setting off tomorrow morning. Train to Tournai and then down to one of the cobble sections by bike to see them. A bit depending on situations, wind, legs and traffic I'll see them on the sectors 12, 6 and 3.
Title: Re: Paris-Roubaix
Post by: andrew_s on April 13, 2008, 04:51:43 pm
For future reference, there was live streaming on mms://80.160.76.117/tv2sputnik3 (as listed on http://www.cyclingfans.com/ ), which I found in time for the last 30km. BelgianDanish commentary tho'
Title: Re: Paris-Roubaix
Post by: Glosbiker on April 13, 2008, 04:56:48 pm
Just watched the race coverqge from France 2 [we`re in Frqnce at present and I`m using q French keyboard].

Good rqce; Boonen looked so strong throughout.  Good to watch the whole thing for once
Title: Re: Paris-Roubaix
Post by: donpedro on April 13, 2008, 05:14:23 pm
Tom Boonen get to kiss the granite!

(http://danne.orfi.se/cykling/roubaix/Boonen2005.jpg)

Waiving Cancellara on and then staying  in full control at the rear just waiting. In the velodrome just before finish he stands up and uncontested sprint away from both Cancellara and Ballan as they had nothing left to give! O'Grady and the rest nowhere to be seen!
Job well done by Boonen, but am I the only one that feel he set it up a bit to well? ::-)
Title: Re: Paris-Roubaix
Post by: donpedro on April 13, 2008, 05:18:47 pm
Just watched the race coverqge from France 2 [we`re in Frqnce at present and I`m using q French keyboard].

Good rqce; Boonen looked so strong throughout.  Good to watch the whole thing for once

I only got to se the last hour as Eurosport apparently messed up and had to broadcast some MX from Portugal out of contract reasons!
Missed out on seeing any of the Swedes.  Apparantly Marcus Ljungqvist (TEAM CSC) finnished 16:th at 05:12", after puncturing and being hit by another rider. Heard the comentators saying Magnus Bäckstedt did well up till half the race were run, when he fell trough the field for unknown reasons. 
Anyone who saw what happend to him? ???
http://www.velonews.com/article/74625/boonen-wins-paris-roubaix
Title: Re: Paris-Roubaix
Post by: Gus on April 13, 2008, 05:32:32 pm
Marcus Ljungqvist rode long time in the front, but took a nasty dive. 
Magnus Maximus Bäckstedt was visible until Arnberg forest  :evil:

Long live Danish tv with 5 1/2 hours broadcast  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Paris-Roubaix
Post by: donpedro on April 13, 2008, 05:43:01 pm
Thanks Gus!
Wish I still lived on the westcoast and had access to free Danish TV!
See if the Swedish TV-channels mention the race at all....
Title: Re: Paris-Roubaix
Post by: Frenchie on April 13, 2008, 05:47:40 pm
France 3 for me

Lucky you!!
Title: Re: Paris-Roubaix
Post by: rogerzilla on April 13, 2008, 05:54:59 pm
Magnus Maximus Bäckstedt was visible until Arnberg forest  :evil:

I shared a changing room with him at Newport track once.  Lame to fame or what?
Title: Re: Paris-Roubaix
Post by: donpedro on April 13, 2008, 06:13:32 pm
Looks like he stepped off his bike as did the Norwegian Thor Hushovd. Can't find him in the results!

http://www.protournews.com/news/article/mps/uan/599

Had such high hopes. Guess he forgot to eat his magic-müslie again... ::-)
Title: Re: Paris-Roubaix
Post by: Gus on April 13, 2008, 06:20:28 pm
Hushovd  puked and stopped , he was sick pre-race
Title: Re: Paris-Roubaix
Post by: Rob S on April 13, 2008, 08:43:11 pm
Highlights are on ITV4 next Saturday morning (19th)
Title: Re: Paris-Roubaix
Post by: Ivo on April 13, 2008, 10:23:36 pm
Great atmosphere as usual. From Tournai railwaystation I teamed up with two Spaniards who study in Mons. First we went to sector 6, in Cysoing. Watching untill the Flecha-group passed. Then shortcutting to the actual Carrefour des Arbres, where sector 4 ends and sector 3 begins. Rode abt. 500m of this sector under a deafening applause and cheering by the crowd. Then followed the whole race. Whole tent villages were built by the mainly Belgian fans. They invite everyone around to see the remainder of the race on TV, them being perfectly pleased of course with the result.
Title: Re: Paris-Roubaix
Post by: JT on April 14, 2008, 09:13:52 am
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3041/2412240419_d22e7d1ee5.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tompy/2412240419/)

More of my photos here (http://flickr.com/photos/tompy/sets/72157604531479283/)
Title: Re: Paris-Roubaix
Post by: Ivo on April 14, 2008, 09:22:16 am
I'm still working on my photo's. Tomorrow I have a special theatre shoot so it could take a bit longer this time.
Title: Re: Paris-Roubaix
Post by: David Martin on April 14, 2008, 04:55:07 pm
British riders did very well in the baby paris-roubaix. Very well including the win!
http://www.britishcycling.org.uk/web/site/BC/gbr/EventReports2008/20080413_Roubaix_Win_Fenn.asp (http://www.britishcycling.org.uk/web/site/BC/gbr/EventReports2008/20080413_Roubaix_Win_Fenn.asp)
Title: Re: Paris-Roubaix
Post by: Ivo on April 14, 2008, 05:05:53 pm
I was home early from work today. So my photo's are online:

http://fotoalbum.dds.nl/ivo_m/pr2008

Some highlights:

(http://fotoalbum.dds.nl/ivo_m/pr2008/large/IMGP0982.jpg)

(http://fotoalbum.dds.nl/ivo_m/pr2008/large/IMGP1028.jpg)

(http://fotoalbum.dds.nl/ivo_m/pr2008/large/IMGP1067.jpg)
Title: Re: Paris-Roubaix
Post by: andygates on April 22, 2008, 12:53:34 pm
And those are the happy faces.
Title: Re: Paris-Roubaix
Post by: gonzo on April 26, 2008, 04:11:46 pm
Magnus Maximus Bäckstedt was visible until Arnberg forest  :evil:
There are contradicting rumour as to whether he double punctured or just broke his wheels. I heard  about the conflicting rumours from a zipp guy so...

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Long live Danish tv with 5 1/2 hours broadcast  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Indeed, I found a live stream to danish TV via cyclingfans.com! Didn't understand a word of it though, but fortunately, I had two monitors running with the race on one and a streaming conversation with BDST that was almost a commentary!

That's why the Paris roubaix is, and will always be, the best race; it's not controllable by anyone!
Title: Re: Paris-Roubaix
Post by: Ivo on April 26, 2008, 06:52:28 pm
Magnus Maximus Bäckstedt was visible until Arnberg forest  :evil:
There are contradicting rumour as to whether he double punctured or just broke his wheels. I heard  about the conflicting rumours from a zipp guy so...

Most consistent reports were both his rims cracked. Big advantage of this was that Maaskant was now free to ride his own race and finishing fourth during his first Paris-Roubaix. Had Backstedt been up front untill the end, Maaskant would have had to work for him.
Title: Re: Paris-Roubaix
Post by: Domestique on April 27, 2008, 11:52:55 am
All those Flanders flags must be a massive boost if you are a Flandrian.