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Post by jackarabit » May 11th, 2017, 10:50 am

Anyone catching the Giro d'Italia on this online subscription service? Paid my eight bucks only to find it's Carleton Kirby sound over with his damned cracker packets and pannino on the piazza and then signal loss for the last half hour. Just when you find a decent hi def feed with a proper aspect ratio and then FUBAR!! :evil: :twisted:
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Re: FUBO?

Post by GJS » May 11th, 2017, 4:27 pm

Carlton Kirby eh, Jack?
An acquired taste, I'll be bound :lol:

I've the luxury of Eurosport's expansive coverage but, when's there's little prospect of GC action, I tend to catch up with the day's events at http://www.steephill.tv/giro-d-italia/, which I guess you know?
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Re: FUBO?

Post by jackarabit » May 11th, 2017, 5:09 pm

Hey Gary. Eurosport is geoblocked from Conus. Also FUBO is not on demand so time shifting on DVR. I do not know the site lnked so thanks. I watched a bit of the 8th stage of the y2K GIro from a hillside in the Apennines. Axel Merckx won the stage. Astana fielding eight riders due to Scarpone's death. Maybe the team car is planning to make up the diff?
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Post by jackarabit » May 13th, 2017, 12:05 pm

Today Kirby put the bangers and mash out of mind nearly long enuf to call a few minutes of the stage while Lloyd ate ice cream. And he delivered his usual pannini patter with unusual clarity of speech. Sobriety has its uses! A notable departure from Kirby's usually quite tepid aperçus:" Awesome is not a word to be applied to a cup of coffee but should be reserved for the Day of Judgment." Ossum observation.
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Re: FUBO?

Post by GJS » May 14th, 2017, 7:26 am

:lol:

I guess it's not an easy job filling hours of airtime during a humdrum stage and since so very few commentators or experts - the great Sean Kelly included - say anything that's genuinely illuminating, I quite happily tolerate Carlton's bumbling drivel.

The old boy will be very excitable today, Jack. Looks just a little testing.

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Post by hjs » May 14th, 2017, 7:29 am

Great stage the day :D Lets hope for the early attacks on the climb
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Re: FUBO?

Post by jackarabit » May 14th, 2017, 9:43 am

Yeh, Kirby is all over the race today with just a bit left over for les chiese, passive fishing, sawing marble, the distinction between gourmet and gourmand, and where he misplaced his coffee shop. He did make a good point about Cannondale chasing while Rollande was trying to bridge to the break. Wegelius probably paid off to make that bunch look like morons.
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Post by hjs » May 14th, 2017, 4:24 pm

Horrible accident the day, crap motor riders :evil:
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Post by jackarabit » May 14th, 2017, 5:15 pm

Well, Geraint Thomas finished about 4' down. Landa not so lucky. Rest day will sort it out or make it worse.
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Post by hjs » May 15th, 2017, 3:11 am

jackarabit wrote:Well, Geraint Thomas finished about 4' down. Landa not so lucky. Rest day will sort it out or make it worse.
Kelderman out, yates lots a lot. Have little hope for Thomas, looked very beaten up.

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Post by gouldilocks » May 15th, 2017, 4:49 am

Absolutely idiotic behaviour from the police motorcyclist - not the first time it has happened this year either!
Feel really sorry for those riders affected - No fan of the SKY team but was impressed by the guts shown by Thomas - I think he said he had to pop his shoulder back in before continuing!!!

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Post by jackarabit » May 16th, 2017, 11:36 am

G. had a good ITT today. Dumoulin very strong! Dan Lloyd sez L. L. Sanchez ON some good form today. Oh yeh, bottomless suitcase of courage. Kirby contributes replay of dinner the previous evening.
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Post by hjs » May 16th, 2017, 11:52 am

jackarabit wrote:G. had a good ITT today. Dumoulin very strong! Dan Lloyd sez L. L. Sanchez ON some good form today. Oh yeh, bottomless suitcase of courage. Kirby contributes replay of dinner the previous evening.
Dumoulin very strong, a bit above expectation even, he is very light but it hasn,t cost him much. Last day again a flat time trial, so they have to put him on distance before that. The rest relative close. But lots of climbes to come. Tomorrow could be sneaky, not high peaks, but hardly any flat either.

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Re: FUBO?

Post by jackarabit » May 16th, 2017, 12:36 pm

Yes, 157lbs. on a big frame lke Dumoulin's could mean reaching the bottom of the reserve tank a few days short. Showed his class in defeat couple years back at the Vuelta. Big contrast to Nibbles. The Orica DS not happy with Movistar riding tempo after the moto incident.
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Post by hjs » May 16th, 2017, 1:19 pm

jackarabit wrote:Yes, 157lbs. on a big frame lke Dumoulin's could mean reaching the bottom of the reserve tank a few days short. Showed his class in defeat couple years back at the Vuelta. Big contrast to Nibbles. The Orica DS not happy with Movistar riding tempo after the moto incident.
His weakness in the Vuelta was mainly a weak team, with a few teammates he would have survived. But he is not natural climber and again his team is not super and his main teammate got eliminated in the motor accident.

Movistar was already pushing it before the accident. Although super crap, its part of cycling.
Last year, Kruiswijk was by far number the strongest rider, again with a weak team, after his fall, he left alone and had to ride 100km on his own with broken bones. All Italians riding for Nibaly. If a peleton smells a "wounded" animal it goes for the kill... :roll: and spain italy in the end always help fellow country man, northern europa much less so.
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