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Ruthie

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Giro d’Italia 2020
« on: October 03, 2020, 03:15:06 pm »
Felt quite smug when I discovered you could have arch it for free on S4C.

Slightly less smug when I realized the commentary is in Welsh and there’s no subtitles. No idea what’s going on whatsoever. Seems to be a TT with a slippery section of new tarmac.

Are there any free alternatives? This essay won’t procrastinate itself y’know.
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Re: Giro d’Italia 2020
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2020, 03:24:08 pm »
No free access, Eurosport is the only other channel I believe.

So like F1 these days, I don't see it  :(

Re: Giro d’Italia 2020
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2020, 03:33:43 pm »
Aye, saw that S4C were showing it.  Do you know the Welsh for Jumbo Visma? And why is Geraint Thomas mentioned so often?

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Re: Giro d’Italia 2020
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2020, 03:54:50 pm »
Highlights are on Quest.

Re: Giro d’Italia 2020
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2020, 07:51:54 pm »
Miguel Angel Lopez does it again.  The guy's a disaster area!
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Re: Giro d’Italia 2020
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2020, 08:02:44 pm »
Miguel Angel Lopez does it again.  The guy's a disaster area!

What the hell happened there? It looked very odd.
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Re: Giro d’Italia 2020
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2020, 08:07:02 pm »
Highlights are on Quest.

That is Ch114 on our Freeview box but YMMV
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Re: Giro d’Italia 2020
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2020, 08:12:20 pm »
Miguel Angel Lopez does it again.  The guy's a disaster area!

What the hell happened there? It looked very odd.

Watching it earlier it looked like he was moving from his tribars to go round the corner, his front wheel hit a bump and with only 1 hand lightly on his bars it caused him to lose balance and throw him into the barriers.

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Re: Giro d’Italia 2020
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2020, 08:18:58 pm »
Reports of gusty conditions.  Some commentators blaming disc wheels but that’s pretty unlikely.  Probably a few people choosing front wheels with surface areas a bit too big.

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Re: Giro d’Italia 2020
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2020, 08:35:34 pm »
Highlights are on Quest.

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Re: Giro d’Italia 2020
« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2020, 08:53:25 pm »
Wiggins looks like a US white supremacist now.
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Re: Giro d’Italia 2020
« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2020, 09:13:34 pm »
Highlights are on Quest.

It's not the same without *** & Super D :'(

No. No it is not.

Re: Giro d’Italia 2020
« Reply #12 on: October 04, 2020, 09:36:01 am »
Victor Campagnaerts had a massive whinge about the course.  Said it had oil on it and was dangerous, and he didn't feel he could get on the aerobars on the straight!
He crashed, so you could argue it's sour grapes, but he is a serious time trialist, so at least the last bit should be taken into consideration.

Re: Giro d’Italia 2020
« Reply #13 on: October 04, 2020, 12:07:18 pm »
Geraint said that he had been advised to change his front wheel because of the wind, but in the end just left things as they were and “ went for it”.
There were a lot of twigs and leaves blowing around.

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Re: Giro d’Italia 2020
« Reply #14 on: October 04, 2020, 03:43:23 pm »
Oil on the course for the TT in the Giro (and the Vuelta) is tradition.  Not sure why anyone would complain about it, it's the same every year.
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Re: Giro d’Italia 2020
« Reply #15 on: October 04, 2020, 08:27:54 pm »
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Re: Giro d’Italia 2020
« Reply #16 on: October 04, 2020, 08:30:59 pm »
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You got my hopes up there.

Re: Giro d’Italia 2020
« Reply #17 on: October 05, 2020, 12:08:08 pm »
The commentators on Eurosport had an unfortunate massive attack of the commentator's curse during the TT:

A: Victor Campagnaerts was complaining about the course
B: He did crash
A: He's the only person to have crashed
B: So far - let's hope it stays that way
Together: OH! NO! (Lopez crashes)

(not exact dialogue)

Rohan Dennis was having issues with the wind as well - I think he might have been unlucky and got a particularly windy moment.

Re: Giro d’Italia 2020
« Reply #18 on: October 05, 2020, 12:10:21 pm »
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I wish to complain. Every time they mentioned Thomas de Gendt on the highlights, I heard "and his hipsta beard" in my head.

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Re: Giro d’Italia 2020
« Reply #19 on: October 05, 2020, 04:06:45 pm »
Thomas de Gendt doesn’t have a hipsta beard, though.  Simon Geschke is the One True Hipster in the pro ranks and never mind that arriviste Geoffrey Soupe.
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Re: Giro d’Italia 2020
« Reply #20 on: October 05, 2020, 04:13:47 pm »
Aren't we getting a lolspeak thread for the Giro?
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Re: Giro d’Italia 2020
« Reply #21 on: October 05, 2020, 04:23:20 pm »
Aren't we getting a lolspeak thread for the Giro?

Only highlights on FTA TV and none of the Usual Suspects in the colemantary box.  That'd be a “No”, then.
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Re: Giro d’Italia 2020
« Reply #22 on: October 05, 2020, 07:28:36 pm »
Jim Ratcliffe appears to have spunked a lot of money up the wall for not much this year.  Hopefully his made-in-France wankpanzer will be just as successful.
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Re: Giro d’Italia 2020
« Reply #23 on: October 05, 2020, 07:41:26 pm »
Spoiler.

Some footage of that crash. Looks quite hard
https://twitter.com/salxber/status/1313114965620994051?s=19
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Re: Giro d’Italia 2020
« Reply #24 on: October 05, 2020, 07:45:00 pm »
Ah, the bottle mine.  Dirty.
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