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I absolutely love the Tour de France and this years has already been completely amazing. Some heavy heavy crashes early, including (inevitably) Thomas and Roglic has helped put Pogacar in a very strong position after his insane time trial yesterday, but really there's only one story that matters right now: the stunning return to form of Mark Cavendish. Absolutely sensational stuff, a week before the tour he wasn't even going!

Longest stage of the race tomorrow with a bunch of smallish climbs in the second half, gonna be another belter. Tune in, it's epic stuff.

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The ITV4 crew are loads better than eurosport, it's on live everyday, although eurosport normally starts their coverage earlier, and there is an ITV highlights show at 7 everyday which is also on the very shit itv hub. 

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9 hours ago, TheTeapot said:

The ITV4 crew are loads better than eurosport, it's on live everyday, although eurosport normally starts their coverage earlier, and there is an ITV highlights show at 7 everyday which is also on the very shit itv hub. 

Cheers, I've set the box to record ITV4. Don't think I can take any more cookery tips from the bloody commentator 

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On 7/1/2021 at 11:46 PM, Peter Layman said:

Trying to watch the highlights on Eurosport. What a droney, sleep inducing commentator. Better now that it’s on mute

That would be Shaun Kelly i think, ex tdf top rider during the 80,s,yes he is bit droney often says terty k.s to go not thirty k,s

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2 hours ago, citizen x said:

That would be Shaun Kelly i think, ex tdf top rider during the 80,s,yes he is bit droney often says terty k.s to go not thirty k,s

It wasn't Shaun, it was some nugget of a "presenter" waffling on about how to cook a bloody steak. All this instead of commentating on the action

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Oh .not shaun (sean) maybe it was Carlton kirby he has  been on  euro sport for decades he often goes on about what he had for dinner the night before,he once missed a spectacular crash because he was waxing lyrical about a souffle he,d had for lunch

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Carlton Kirby and Sean Kelly are awful. Giro coverage is through them, and its crap, better off watching on S4C. ITV is a million times better.

Something crazy going on with Pogacar, incredible ride again today. Incredible.

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Great to see Cavendish doing well again and once again being referred to as "British".  Guarantee if he goes off the boil again he will start being referred to as Manx again.

As for the commentators...  I haven't watched it live for a long time, however, aren't there some fairly lengthy periods of time when not much is happening?  Maybe some movement in the peleton but mostly just waiting for a break away to happen.  They need to fill that time somehow in order to justify their salaries. 

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44 minutes ago, manxman1980 said:

 

As for the commentators...  I haven't watched it live for a long time, however, aren't there some fairly lengthy periods of time when not much is happening?  Maybe some movement in the peleton but mostly just waiting for a break away to happen.  They need to fill that time somehow in order to justify their salaries. 

normally there are stages as you describe, but not this year, there's been stuff going on all day everyday. Probably settle down a bit this week though.

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