Author Topic: Paris-Roubaix  (Read 4202 times)

andygates

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Paris-Roubaix
« on: April 04, 2008, 09:01:43 am »
That cobbly nutter's race is next week.  Any idea of TV coverage?
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Gus

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Re: Paris-Roubaix
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2008, 10:40:56 am »
Eurosport or cycling.tv

Danish TV2 sends 4-5 hours live  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Seineseeker

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Re: Paris-Roubaix
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2008, 10:59:11 am »
France 3 for me

iddu

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Re: Paris-Roubaix
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2008, 11:02:36 pm »
Make a DIY vid on 8/6  :)
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Re: Paris-Roubaix
« Reply #4 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.

Re: Paris-Roubaix
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2008, 11:07:22 pm »
What day/date is it?

mondobongo

Re: Paris-Roubaix
« Reply #6 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.

JT

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Re: Paris-Roubaix
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2008, 09:11:33 pm »
We're setting off in a few minutes to go and see it in the flesh.
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Re: Paris-Roubaix
« Reply #8 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.

Re: Paris-Roubaix
« Reply #9 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'

Glosbiker

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Re: Paris-Roubaix
« Reply #10 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
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donpedro

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Re: Paris-Roubaix
« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2008, 05:14:23 pm »
Tom Boonen get to kiss the granite!



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? ::-)
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donpedro

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Re: Paris-Roubaix
« Reply #12 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
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Gus

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Re: Paris-Roubaix
« Reply #13 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:

donpedro

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Re: Paris-Roubaix
« Reply #14 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....
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Re: Paris-Roubaix
« Reply #15 on: April 13, 2008, 05:47:40 pm »
Frenchie - Train à Grande Vitesse

Re: Paris-Roubaix
« Reply #16 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?
And Darkness and Decay and the Coronavirus held illimitable dominion over all.

donpedro

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Re: Paris-Roubaix
« Reply #17 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... ::-)
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Gus

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Re: Paris-Roubaix
« Reply #18 on: April 13, 2008, 06:20:28 pm »
Hushovd  puked and stopped , he was sick pre-race

Rob S

Re: Paris-Roubaix
« Reply #19 on: April 13, 2008, 08:43:11 pm »
Highlights are on ITV4 next Saturday morning (19th)

Re: Paris-Roubaix
« Reply #20 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.

JT

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Re: Paris-Roubaix
« Reply #21 on: April 14, 2008, 09:13:52 am »
a great mind thinks alike

Re: Paris-Roubaix
« Reply #22 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.

David Martin

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Re: Paris-Roubaix
« Reply #23 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
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Re: Paris-Roubaix
« Reply #24 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: