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Re: Giro d’Italia 2020
« Reply #50 on: October 08, 2020, 08:35:24 pm »
If the English colemantator on Quest's highlights show doesn’t stop referring to today’s stage winner as “Ga    Na” I may have to get annoyed.

He thinks he can speak the lingo with a proper accent innit? I just take the piss out of him.

His pronunciation of “Steven Kruijswijk” leaves something to be desired too, notably consistency.  “Starvin' Karsvaark” seems to be the current front-runner.
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Re: Giro d’Italia 2020
« Reply #51 on: October 08, 2020, 08:56:56 pm »
If the English colemantator on Quest's highlights show doesn’t stop referring to today’s stage winner as “Ga    Na” I may have to get annoyed.

He thinks he can speak the lingo with a proper accent innit? I just take the piss out of him.

His pronunciation of “Steven Kruijswijk” leaves something to be desired too, notably consistency.  “Starvin' Karsvaark” seems to be the current front-runner.

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Re: Giro d’Italia 2020
« Reply #52 on: October 09, 2020, 12:12:23 pm »
If the English colemantator on Quest's highlights show doesn’t stop referring to today’s stage winner as “Ga    Na” I may have to get annoyed.

The (rather annoying/bit twit-ish?) Italian speaking English commentator in question explained yesterday that whereas Filippo Zana's surname is pronounced as one might expect, Filippo Ganna, by way of his 2x 'n's is Gan-Na with the emphasis on the second n.

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Re: Giro d’Italia 2020
« Reply #53 on: October 09, 2020, 12:19:51 pm »
If the English colemantator on Quest's highlights show doesn’t stop referring to today’s stage winner as “Ga    Na” I may have to get annoyed.

The (rather annoying/bit twit-ish?) Italian speaking English commentator in question explained yesterday that whereas Filippo Zana's surname is pronounced as one might expect, Filippo Ganna, by way of his 2x 'n's is Gan-Na with the emphasis on the second n.

Consonant length is phonemic in Italian.

 double N is pronounced as such (elongated).

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Re: Giro d’Italia 2020
« Reply #54 on: October 09, 2020, 03:20:33 pm »
Rob Hatch does this for all the names and places he talks about on Eurosport commentary. French names with French accents, Spanish, Italian, German with their pronunciation also.
Was great with him and Sean Kelly when they talked about Pogacar, was like who could say the name the most in their own way.
Every time Sean said it as Pog a Car, Rob had to say it as if to correct him.
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Re: Giro d’Italia 2020
« Reply #55 on: October 10, 2020, 09:49:38 am »
This might explain Simon Yates's performance so far:  Giro d'Italia: Simon Yates out of race with Covid-19

Must be a bit worrying for the rest of the team and the race as a whole.

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Re: Giro d’Italia 2020
« Reply #56 on: October 10, 2020, 10:08:21 am »
This might explain Simon Yates's performance so far:  Giro d'Italia: Simon Yates out of race with Covid-19

Must be a bit worrying for the rest of the team and the race as a whole.

Yeah.  Mind you, the way the report on the radio began this morning seemed to presage something reprehensible: "Simon Yates is out of the Giro d'Italia after testing positive..." 

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Re: Giro d’Italia 2020
« Reply #57 on: October 10, 2020, 10:20:57 am »
^^ I experienced a moment of genuine relief when the presenter finished with " ... for C19".

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Re: Giro d’Italia 2020
« Reply #58 on: October 10, 2020, 10:54:55 am »
This might explain Simon Yates's performance so far:  Giro d'Italia: Simon Yates out of race with Covid-19

Must be a bit worrying for the rest of the team and the race as a whole.
Rest of the team: Bookwater already out, Yates out, Affini out after a crash yesterday, Howson injured yesterday and "will start today" (and see how it goes). That leaves 4 fit and healthy with 2 weeks to go.
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Re: Giro d’Italia 2020
« Reply #59 on: October 10, 2020, 11:42:29 am »
Still got some way to go to match the 1914 race.  8 finishers!
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Re: Giro d’Italia 2020
« Reply #60 on: October 10, 2020, 02:11:58 pm »
Trivia of the day.  Today's breakaway contains two former world hour record holders.
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Re: Giro d’Italia 2020
« Reply #61 on: October 10, 2020, 03:22:59 pm »
Superb win by Alex Dowsett. That worked out well for him.

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Re: Giro d’Italia 2020
« Reply #62 on: October 10, 2020, 10:50:34 pm »
Trivia of the day.  Today's breakaway contains two former world hour record holders.

It's just a shame Rohan Dennis didn't join the party.

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Re: Giro d’Italia 2020
« Reply #63 on: October 11, 2020, 08:37:51 am »
This might explain Simon Yates's performance so far:  Giro d'Italia: Simon Yates out of race with Covid-19

Must be a bit worrying for the rest of the team and the race as a whole.
Rest of the team: Bookwater already out, Yates out, Affini out after a crash yesterday, Howson injured yesterday and "will start today" (and see how it goes). That leaves 4 fit and healthy with 2 weeks to go.

Everyone in the bubble gets a PCR test tomorrow...
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Re: Giro d’Italia 2020
« Reply #64 on: October 12, 2020, 01:39:36 pm »
^^ I experienced a moment of genuine relief when the presenter finished with " ... for C19".
;D Mr fimm's friend, who told Mr fimm about it, too.
I don't get how Yates got it and no one else in his team has?

Re: Giro d’Italia 2020
« Reply #65 on: October 12, 2020, 03:46:54 pm »
Maybe they have, though we won’t know until the results of today’s tests. Yates was tested because he had a temperature. Apparently everyone has their temp measured 3 times a day on the Giro.
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Re: Giro d’Italia 2020
« Reply #66 on: October 13, 2020, 09:15:18 am »
Everyone in the bubble gets a PCR test tomorrow...
And the results are... oh bum.
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Re: Giro d’Italia 2020
« Reply #67 on: October 13, 2020, 09:48:26 am »
Mitchelton-Scott out. Kruiswijk too.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cycling/54520547
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Re: Giro d’Italia 2020
« Reply #68 on: October 13, 2020, 11:11:43 am »
All of Jumbo-Vista out.

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Re: Giro d’Italia 2020
« Reply #69 on: October 13, 2020, 11:14:24 am »

EEk, that could be career ending for some of them. The loss of lung function alone could be enough for them to not be able to keep up in the pro peleton.

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Re: Giro d’Italia 2020
« Reply #70 on: October 13, 2020, 12:57:38 pm »
Just to clarify re- Jumbo Vista - Only the one positive test result reported but the whole team have pulled out. And it was a late decision.

Re: Giro d’Italia 2020
« Reply #71 on: October 13, 2020, 04:06:51 pm »

EEk, that could be career ending for some of them. The loss of lung function alone could be enough for them to not be able to keep up in the pro peleton.

Get well soon all!

J

You’re absolutely right. A journo friend is currently working up a piece on “ long Covid” with reference to elite athletes.
A friend in Belgium, fit cyclist, mid 40s, medical science professional, has had Covid 3 months ago. He has officially “ recovered”, but can’t even stand up for more than a few minutes.

Re: Giro d’Italia 2020
« Reply #72 on: October 13, 2020, 08:52:18 pm »
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Re: Giro d’Italia 2020
« Reply #73 on: October 13, 2020, 08:56:18 pm »
Thanks to whoever noted that it’s on Quest above. I’ve just caught up and can now read this thread again :)

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Re: Giro d’Italia 2020
« Reply #74 on: October 13, 2020, 09:56:04 pm »
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