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microphonie

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Tour de France on ITV4
« on: June 27, 2010, 08:50:39 am »
Good news: ITV have extended their coverage this year to live coverage of all the stages on ITV4 -  press release

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Re: Tour de France on ITV4
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2010, 09:04:30 am »
Good news: ITV have extended their coverage this year to live coverage of all the stages on ITV4 -  press release

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Fantastic news !  Glad to see Jill Douglas has been signed up to the team but Paul Sherwen's name was conspicuous by its absence.  No Phil & Paul double act this year then ?
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Re: Tour de France on ITV4
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2010, 02:24:00 pm »
Great news  ;D
This means I won't have to watch via an internet link with French or Italian commentary .

Re: Tour de France on ITV4
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2010, 04:00:00 pm »
Thanks for the heads-up. Coverage of prologue from 5pm with a preview from 4pm - looks like most days coverage will be from 2.30pm  :thumbsup:

Re: Tour de France on ITV4
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2010, 05:46:12 pm »
I just hope the ITV4 signal works - it's the worst reception of any and regularly disappears here. Why does it have to be the one with the cycling on?

Re: Tour de France on ITV4
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2010, 07:02:30 am »
There's a preview programme on ITV4 this Friday at 7pm too.

JT

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Re: Tour de France on ITV4
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2010, 07:51:14 am »
It won't be quite the same for the first two weeks as the excellent Ned Boulting will still be at the World Cup. Jill Douglas is taking his place.

Ned's post-ride interviews and VT pieces are one of the highlights of the ITV programme for me.

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Re: Tour de France on ITV4
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2010, 09:51:47 am »
Now, which stages are likely to be interesting enough to watch in realtime? 
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Re: Tour de France on ITV4
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2010, 10:18:30 am »
Depends what floats your boat but I've made a note of the best mountain days (Sat 10, Sun 11, Tues 13, Sun 18, Mon 19, Tues 20, Thurs 22) when I'll pay most attention. On flatter days I'll probably just watch the last 10km.

Re: Tour de France on ITV4
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2010, 12:32:34 pm »
Now, which stages are likely to be interesting enough to watch in realtime? 

Stage 3 has sections of the Paris Roubaix cobbles in the last 30km.
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Re: Tour de France on ITV4
« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2010, 01:17:32 pm »
Stage 16 - Bagnères-de-Luchon  Pau on 20th July should be a treat, the climbers will need a good lead after the Aubisque to survive the 60k descent from the last climb to the finish in Pau.

I'm looking forward to the pyrenees, I spent a week there in 1998 and rode this route. That was the year of the big drug scandal, and of course of Marco Pantani, who (whatever he did wrong) will always be a hero of mine.

AndyH

Re: Tour de France on ITV4
« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2010, 01:33:47 pm »
Looking at the stage on the TDF site

http://www.letour.fr/2010/TDF/COURSE/us/1600/etape_par_etape.html

they seem to have missed the Col  Du Soulor, which as I recall is a 1st cat on the way from Argeles Gazost to the Aubisque. Am I missing something ?

Re: Tour de France on ITV4
« Reply #12 on: June 29, 2010, 01:46:49 pm »
Col de Marie Blanque and Col du Solour are on stage 17 which finishes at the Tourmalet summit.

A few days earlier I'll be seeing how far I can get before hitching a ride in the voiture balai.  :sick:
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Re: Tour de France on ITV4
« Reply #13 on: June 29, 2010, 01:53:42 pm »
for those of us without a telly at work, does anyone stream ITV4 live?

AndyH

Re: Tour de France on ITV4
« Reply #14 on: June 29, 2010, 02:10:27 pm »
Col de Marie Blanque and Col du Solour are on stage 17 which finishes at the Tourmalet summit.

I must be getting old, (memory fading), I felt sure I climbed it on the way to the Aubisque, or maybe the side I climbed doesn't count  :( , although it seemed like it should

A few days earlier I'll be seeing how far I can get before hitching a ride in the voiture balai.  :sick:

Good luck, it's superb riding around there

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Re: Tour de France on ITV4
« Reply #15 on: June 29, 2010, 02:52:31 pm »
for those of us without a telly at work, does anyone stream ITV4 live?

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Re: Tour de France on ITV4
« Reply #16 on: June 29, 2010, 04:02:37 pm »
Oi you bugger Toby! Now there's no chance of doing paperwork as I can watch the Saint! :thumbsup:

Re: Tour de France on ITV4
« Reply #17 on: June 29, 2010, 10:11:02 pm »
I can't wait. Week 3 of the tour has just become a very tactical week off work.

Ride in the morning. TV-cycling fest in the afternoon. Maybe the odd beer and more sociable ride in the evening.  :thumbsup:

Re: Tour de France on ITV4
« Reply #18 on: June 30, 2010, 01:39:15 pm »
Can the newly rejigged get_iplayer be adapted to record ITV4?