- TdF Stage 7 – A Bit More Rolling [Spoilers]
Hugh Porter and Phil Liggett both need retiring. God only knows how Paul Sherwen can sit next to Liggett and *kepp* correcting him. Although even Sherwen is sounding a bit tired now, rolling out the same old same old “in this, the sport of cycle racing”.
I mean OK, I know it’s not riveting to sit there for 6hrs a day for 3 solid weeks and talk about cycling, I know there’s only so much to say but really – what you do say, try and get it right!Posted 4 years agodazhSubscriber
I mean OK, I know it’s not riveting to sit there for 6hrs a day for 3 solid weeks and talk about cycling, I know there’s only so much to say but really
That’s where they’re going wrong. As Carlton Kirby, and David Duffield before him knew, the secret is to whitter on about everything and anything but the cycling. I reckon they were tutored by the Brian Johnson at test-match special, who was the undoubted master at filling time.Posted 4 years agobarnsleymitchMember
I went off Liggett when he carried on supporting Armstrong, despite overwhelming evidence that he wasn’t the messiah, he was a very naughty boy. And don’t get me started on Sherwen and his never-ending series of things you never really wanted to know about chateaux.Posted 4 years ago
So many cry,put more cycling on the telly,put more cycling on the telly………
…& then do **** all but moan about everything about it…………..
But that’s the thing, cycling can be SO exciting. The tactics, the way you can build support for a rider or a team (like in football for example), the sprints, the crashes, the descending.
What’s needed is some better commentary and a few extras – F1 style team radio transmissions, on-bike video cameras to give a riders perspective (again, like the on-car cameras in F1), some better graphics to analyse sprint finishes (like Hawkeye in tennis).
It’s good but it could be SO much better! I know that Liggett is kind of “the voice” of cycling in the same way that Murray Walker was “the voice” of F1 but they managed to get shot of him!
edric – you legend!Posted 4 years ago
Chris Boardman seems aloof,or does my telly need adjusting?
He’s just got a really dry sense of humour, takes a while to get used to him sometimes.
Hate to say it but I think Cav’s green jersey dreams are all but over. Sagan is the better all rounder, he can certainly climb far better and that puts him at a massive advantage for intermediate sprints and finishes like that one. I still reckon Cav will get another couple of stage wins and hopefully the Champs Elysees finale but unless Sagan has some kind of epic disaster, I reckon he’s got green as near as won.Posted 4 years agoMrOvershootSubscriber
crazy-legs – Member
He’s just got a really dry sense of humour, takes a while to get used to him sometimes.Posted 4 years ago
I know Chris fairly well & he has a very easy going nature, which sometimes comes across as being aloof as he lets little jolt him. And his kids keep him well grounded 😉
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