Author Topic: RIP David Duffield  (Read 2909 times)

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RIP David Duffield
« on: February 21, 2016, 04:39:05 pm »
The voice of the early Eurosport cycling commentaries has passed away.

https://twitter.com/carltonkirby/status/701440228435828736

http://bikesy.co.uk/features/david-duffield/

RIP Duffers  :(

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Re: RIP David Duffield
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2016, 05:17:05 pm »
That's really sad.  I used to love his commentaries.  Hilarious.  Informative, too, mostly about food.
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RIP David Duffield
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2016, 07:28:33 pm »
http://www.bikebiz.com/news/read/david-duffield-rip/019112

Not everyones favourite commentator but a legendary part of our sport.

So long David. I'll raise a glass of nice red to you tonight.
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Re: RIP David Duffield
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2016, 07:54:28 pm »
Oops. I did a search but didn't get your thread as a result.
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Re: RIP David Duffield
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2016, 08:38:44 pm »
David was Moulton's first marketing manager in the 1960s, and helped promote the bicycles in 1962 by breaking the Cardiff to London speed record on a Moulton.

He appeared at the annual Moulton Bicycle Club meetings in recent years to reminisce.

Re: RIP David Duffield
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2016, 09:44:37 pm »
He was honorary President of AUK for a while, and could be relied on to tell us the Queen album cover story at the AGM.

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Re: RIP David Duffield
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2016, 02:24:00 am »
He kissed Charlotte once :o
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Re: RIP David Duffield
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2016, 02:28:19 am »
Trufax.
I know cos I was there!
Can't imagine AuntyC wants a reminder...

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Re: RIP David Duffield
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2016, 09:00:30 am »
Sadly, it's goodnight Duffers. I loved his commentaries, and the ramblings. I can't see how you couldn't like his delivery. From memory, (and nowadays it seems woefully unreliable) I seem to remember a few chaps on here were rather agin old Duffers.  But let's face it, who out of any of us, would be able to keep a running commentary going on a cycle race, and concentrating solely on the race. I suppose it's comparable to listening to a 5-day cricket match. Personally, I'd be off burbling about nonsense within 10 minutes.
Certainly never seen cycling south of Sussex

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Re: RIP David Duffield
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2016, 05:06:28 pm »
I've only ever seen Eurosport's TdF coverage on the German version so my understanding of the colemantators was at best vague.  But somehow I doubt they'd be talking about cheese during a lull in the action.
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Re: RIP David Duffield
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2016, 06:23:18 pm »
I've only ever seen Eurosport's TdF coverage on the German version so my understanding of the colemantators was at best vague.  But somehow I doubt they'd be talking about cheese during a lull in the action.

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Re: RIP David Duffield
« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2016, 06:31:23 pm »
I've only ever seen Eurosport's TdF coverage on the German version so my understanding of the colemantators was at best vague.  But somehow I doubt they'd be talking about cheese during a lull in the action.

Bier und bratwurst, vielleicht?

I'd have understood THAT ;D
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Re: RIP David Duffield
« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2016, 09:31:16 pm »
Absolute legend. I think it was he who started the greeting "Chapeau!" which is now the annoying "Wassssusssppp?" of the cycling world. He certainly was responsible for assembling an almost inconceivable number of naked ladies on bikes for a much-loved promotional poster.

He spoke at a cycling dinner I attended years ago. It was at lunchtime, but he rambled on for so long it was dark by the time it ended and I had to ride home without lights.

Re: RIP David Duffield
« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2016, 07:58:41 am »
He was due to speak at my club's dinner a few years ago but was snowed in and couldn't make it. He committed to come back the following year and he did. A true gentleman and one of a kind. He'll be fondly missed.