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Giro d'Italia....LIVE
« on: May 09, 2009, 03:22:58 pm »
If you are unable to receive Eurosport you can log on to the following link to watch each stage LIVE just follow instructions listed

http://www.cyclingfans.com/

Re: Giro d'Italia....LIVE
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2009, 05:03:42 pm »
Don't forget you can sometimes have tv coverage from that site with live eurosport audio running simultaneously in english.

Re: Giro d'Italia....LIVE
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2009, 05:11:16 pm »
Thanks, dinamo, that's great to know - and I can pretend I'm back in Italy, listening to it!

rdaviesb

Re: Giro d'Italia....LIVE
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2009, 10:04:44 am »
Eurosport 2, with the best commentator combination. Harmon and Kelly. Let's hope the Italian editors refrain from using their box of tricks this year. They seem to like putting three different pictures on the screen, when honestly, one (of the action) will do. There was loads of gawping at Messrs Dolce and Gabbana yesterday!

Re: Giro d'Italia....LIVE
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2009, 10:19:15 am »
Eurosport 2, with the best commentator combination. Harmon and Kelly.

Seriously? I can't stand Kelly, he makes me turn the sound off.

Re: Giro d'Italia....LIVE
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2009, 10:36:59 am »
Really? He knows what he is talking about...

Re: Giro d'Italia....LIVE
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2009, 03:29:46 pm »
perhaps so, if I could work it out - he mumbles and drones and just does my head in

Right now he's talking about the differences between cycling in different countries and if you really, really listen... you can hear a really dull comparison when it could be really interesting! He's just not a good presenter, in my view - it's all very well knowing stuff, but you have to make it interesting!

Re: Giro d'Italia....LIVE
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2009, 03:32:53 pm »
and now! "who would you swap legs with" - could be interesting, funny, charming, but no... "well, it all depends what your ambitions are..." and he mumbles for ever.

Jesus, if anyone needs a cure for insomnia, Sean's yer man.

sorry, as you were, my dislike of SK is my own problem :-)

rdaviesb

Re: Giro d'Italia....LIVE
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2009, 12:22:20 am »
Perhaps some would prefer the return of Duffers?

ChrisO

Re: Giro d'Italia....LIVE
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2009, 07:17:57 am »
Perhaps some would prefer the return of Duffers?

Well, yes, of course... what sane person wouldn't ?

Duffers and Sean were the greatest duo since Sigfreid (sp ?) and Roy.

Another chance to link to the Addiscombe CC's tribute pages.

The Agreeable World of the Addiscombe Cycling Club

JT

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Re: Giro d'Italia....LIVE
« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2009, 07:19:30 am »
and now! "who would you swap legs with" - could be interesting, funny, charming, but no... "well, it all depends what your ambitions are..." and he mumbles for ever.

Jesus, if anyone needs a cure for insomnia, Sean's yer man.

sorry, as you were, my dislike of SK is my own problem :-)

Have to agree with you Ariadne. That question about swapping legs was a classic example of what's wrong with Kelly.
a great mind thinks alike

Re: Giro d'Italia....LIVE
« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2009, 04:16:08 pm »
The other guy however (can't remember his name), was very good yesterday. Watching on TV in my hotel room in Florence (alas too far away to be able to see the actual race live) had me giggling listening to the lookey-likey discussion.

Cav = Bingo from the Banana Splits

Classic.

 

I hope Cav gets one over Petacchi before the race is over.

Re: Giro d'Italia....LIVE
« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2009, 04:24:54 pm »
If you are unable to receive Eurosport you can log on to the following link to watch each stage LIVE just follow instructions listed

http://www.cyclingfans.com/

Thanks for posting the info. Just tried it and it works a treat.

Rhys W

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Re: Giro d'Italia....LIVE
« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2009, 06:52:25 pm »
SpaceBadger, you beat me to it! I was just going to put these photos side by side in Photoshop. You've got a better Bingo, I've found a better Cav - we'll take joint credit for this one:



 :thumbsup:

Re: Giro d'Italia....LIVE
« Reply #14 on: May 12, 2009, 06:55:41 pm »
 :thumbsup:

Katherin

Re: Giro d'Italia....LIVE
« Reply #15 on: May 14, 2009, 02:51:21 pm »
If you are unable to receive Eurosport you can log on to the following link to watch each stage LIVE just follow instructions listed

http://www.cyclingfans.com/

Thanks for posting the info. Just tried it and it works a treat.

I second that!  I love http://www.cyclingfans.com/!

Katherin

Re: Giro d'Italia....LIVE
« Reply #16 on: May 16, 2009, 03:45:54 pm »
Today, the link to Universal Sports is working... a good picture with English commentary -
without Sean Kellys' constant drone !  ;)

Re: Giro d'Italia....LIVE
« Reply #17 on: May 16, 2009, 04:14:56 pm »
Just saw your post in time to be able to watch the stage winner cross the line  ::-)

Re: Giro d'Italia....LIVE
« Reply #18 on: May 16, 2009, 05:44:27 pm »
Know that area quite well, the run in is on the road below the old town in Bergamo.  Very lovely

Re: Giro d'Italia....LIVE
« Reply #19 on: May 17, 2009, 02:08:56 pm »
Wow, the picture I get on Alternative 2 is as good as I get on a TV !!

Re: Giro d'Italia....LIVE
« Reply #20 on: May 17, 2009, 02:12:17 pm »
Is this legal, to watch it like this?

Re: Giro d'Italia....LIVE
« Reply #21 on: May 17, 2009, 03:36:20 pm »
Don't know, but from the Eurosport audio (my broadband isn't good enough for the Alternative 2 without pausing every 3 seconds), it doesn't sound like I'm missing much as the stage is effectively neutralised  :(

Re: Giro d'Italia....LIVE
« Reply #22 on: May 17, 2009, 03:51:25 pm »
True enough. They all stopped on the line at the end of lap 6 to complain it was too dangerous to race.  Mine is stopping every 3 seconds now but I'm using a lot of PC memory doing other things so was wondering if that was why?

Re: Giro d'Italia....LIVE
« Reply #23 on: May 17, 2009, 03:53:26 pm »
Wow, the picture I get on Alternative 2 is as good as I get on a TV !!

Likewise  :thumbsup:

Re: Giro d'Italia....LIVE
« Reply #24 on: May 17, 2009, 04:46:03 pm »
Sean, what was that again? Dirty riders in the peleton?  ???
Oh, I see... Thirty riders in the peleton.
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