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  • Mens’ European MTB champs today (possible splers
  • nbt
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    It’s the mens’s MTB XC medla event at the Munich European Championships today

    https://results.mun.mev.atos.net/ECM2022/en/results/cycling-mountain-bike/daily-schedule.htm

    Start time is 4pm UK time. Tom Pidcock is racing for GB

    Coverage on GCN / Eurosport, and of course free to air on BBC – apparently on BBC1 today, mnaybe because they think Tom’s got a chance of winning?

    nbt
    Full Member

    (Duplicate thread, use the other one as this wil hopefully vanish)

    desperatebicycle
    Free Member

    I used the other one and they closed it just as I’d finished typing some shit. Cheers

    weeksy
    Full Member

    Doesn’t seem to be on Eurosport TV…. maybe on the player, so looks like i’ll be on BBC for that.

    windyg
    Free Member

    What a dull course.

    dirtyrider
    Free Member

    #crossiscoming

    MrPottatoHead
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    GCN commentary isn’t up to much either. Missing the Rob and Bart bants. Not sure it’s good enough to just keep reading out the order of riders.

    This is going to be an easy win for Pidders though and a good warm up for next week.

    dirtyrider
    Free Member

    imagine the first group of 5 softwheeling at the end of lap 2 through the finish and letting pidcock back in 😂

    dirtyrider
    Free Member

    where’s Flückiger?

    weeksy
    Full Member

    He’s flucked.

    bigdaddy
    Full Member

    There must be better commentators available to the BBC surely? Again and again it’s painfully poor… Doesn’t help when you try and be enthusiastic about your sport to people does it!

    scud
    Full Member

    I’m going to tape the commentary in case i can’t sleep later…

    Pidders come back from falling off, 32nd position straight to front.. won’t be a bad day for Ineos if they have European MTB champion and hour record holder in a day. And we thought EF had the alternate calendar riders!

    chaos
    Full Member

    Virtually a CX course other than the handful of rocks and no staircase.

    dirtyrider
    Free Member

    time for the TTT at the vuelta as well

    VanHalen
    Full Member

    thats got to be the worst course i`ve ever see! lets all pray for a massive rainstorm.

    dirtyrider
    Free Member

    2/3 already playing with each other for placing, no choice to let him go

    kingmod
    Free Member

    CX course. Pidcock just finished his warm up and starting to make the others look decidedly average.

    dirtyrider
    Free Member

    lost feed has made it more interesting 😂

    grahamt1980
    Full Member

    Doesn’t exactly look like the most challenging of courses. Obvs different when you are riding at threshold but still not much tech

    VanHalen
    Full Member

    why would you ride an fs bike? why would you even ride a mtb for that matter! haha

    scud
    Full Member

    has BBC lost feed or just GCN?

    windyg
    Free Member

    BBC feed still up

    thepurist
    Full Member

    still not much tech

    Not helped by the camera angles effectively hiding some of the built sections.

    weeksy
    Full Member

    What’s the point of that little box thing after feed point?

    Is that a feature? Lol

    grahamt1980
    Full Member

    Need more cowbell!

    scud
    Full Member

    And there goes GCN feed again…

    dirtyrider
    Free Member

    only 100 odd miles to Albstadt, why couldn’t it be there

    BBC feed still up, comms better than GCN by far

    dirtyrider
    Free Member

    cowbell is the most tech section

    poah
    Free Member

    watched a bit of it, got bored and switched off. What a shit course.

    merk
    Full Member

    They seem to have got the audio feed mixed up with a state funeral.

    scud
    Full Member

    Pidders just showing off now.. i got excited when they said “wall ride”… and then i saw the course, i reckon you’d be quicker on a gravel bike.

    dirtyrider
    Free Member

    did he nearly get the finish line wrong? 😂

    grahamt1980
    Full Member

    I think he looked a bit confused as to where the others are.
    Hope he can get the world xc next week to go with world cx, euro xc, the alpe etc etc

    weeksy
    Full Member

    Anyone else think he’ll do more laps just to get a decent workout in?

    bluedynamo
    Free Member

    Feel as though everyone’s being a bit harsh on Rob Hatch’s commentary on BBC. MTB comms isn’t his usual gig but thought he was doing an ok job considering he was flying solo and the unexciting course. I never understand why they don’t have co-commentators for these type of events?!

    CalamityJames
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    I’m going against the grain here, but I quite enjoyed it. Yeah the course wasn’t great but pretty sure it was tough covering 8 laps; I’ve ridden Hadleigh a few times and that’s quite tame also, as ever cameras don’t show the true gradient, but lap after lap makes it much harder (obviously). Well done TP.

    13thfloormonk
    Full Member

    I always find the weird contrived ‘features’ on these courses a bit lame, although the Olympic course definitely raised the bar.

    Compare that to the Namur CX course from a few years ago, TP must have thought he was on his holidays! 😂

    switchbacktrog
    Free Member

    Course design by Stevie Wonder……….I counted 6.5 berms un-touched by tyres because they were all off-line.

    susepic
    Full Member

    TP in a class of his own. Doubt any other rider had a similar pre-race schedule to TP.
    Tame course does make one wonder why they didn’t go a little out of town for some proper hills.
    Interesting that the Olympia Berg they were racing on is an artifical hill, and made mostly from the rubble of a bombed out Munich after WW2.

    windyg
    Free Member

    Tough gig for the commentator, hard to have much to say when the only interest was one rider coming to the front and job done, the 2nd/3rd looked like they didn’t care where they finished.

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