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TDF in London - commentator at start and finish?

vinofanvinofan Posts: 5
edited June 2007 in Pro race
Has it been decided yet who will commentate and introduce the riders to the public at the start and finish in London and Kent? Hope it is the French guy, in French, so we get the 100% experience.
This season I be mostly wearing cyan.

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  • MichuelMichuel Posts: 269
    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by vinofan</i>

    Has it been decided yet who will commentate and introduce the riders to the public at the start and finish in London and Kent? Hope it is the French guy, in French, so we get the 100% experience.
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    That's certain to keep cycling a low profile sport only for afficionados. Bearing in mind its drugs history maybe it should be.
  • ricadusricadus Posts: 2,379
    Get Steve Coogan to do it as Alan Partridge.

    Oh wait a sec, there's Duffers, of course.




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  • giant_mangiant_man Posts: 6,890
    Duffers!!! for the complete cycling experience!! lol


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  • Ashley_RAshley_R Posts: 408
    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by giant man</i>

    Duffers!!! for the complete cycling experience!! lol


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    He baffles people who understand cycling, think what effect he'd have on the rest of the non-cycling public [:I]


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  • vinofanvinofan Posts: 5
    To Ricadus and Giant Man - Please, no, not Duffers, he would be even less intelligible for the average Brit cycling fan than 'Daniel what's his name'. It has to be someone who can actually recognise riders, say a bit about them and keep the crowd entertained. I can't imagine any of our commentators doing it justice, having experienced the brilliant non-stop commentary at the French starts.
    This season I be mostly wearing cyan.
  • monty_dogcpmonty_dogcp Posts: 382
    Daniel Mangeas
  • Duffers it is then!!
  • mangamanmangaman Posts: 704
    Got to be Daniel Mangeas surely! I can't speak a lot of French but his commentary is easy enough to understand. At least he can recognise / pronounce all the riders.

    Also I was wandering about the tour caravan
    I found it pretty surreal watching all those floats with strange bits of tat being thrown at the crowd. Presumably London and Kent will have the same endless procession of obscure French cheese manufacturers and insurance companies advertising themselves.

    I hope so - otherwise it wouldn't be the TDF




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  • drhaddockdrhaddock Posts: 664
    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by ricadus</i>

    Get Steve Coogan to do it as Alan Partridge.

    Oh wait a sec, there's Duffers, of course.




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    I'm up for the Partridge.
    Check him out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wKAWuDvnow

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  • zimzum42zimzum42 Posts: 8,294
  • vinofanvinofan Posts: 5
    Sorry, but I don't want to become comatose before they all get signed on! Mangeas in French still gets my vote.

    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by zimzum42</i>

    The geordie guy that does the VO for Big Brother?



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    This season I be mostly wearing cyan.
  • SalsicciaSalsiccia Posts: 405
    Does Daniel Mangeas speak English? If so, then having someone with his knowledge speaking English but with a strong French accent would be a good compromise; good for the atmosphere for the casual fan whilst still being understandable but knowledgable for the afficionados.
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  • spen666spen666 Posts: 17,709
    Ant & Dec?



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  • johndfjohndf Posts: 250
    Maybe it'll be that moron who did BBC sports personality of the year and gave Nicole such a great opportunity to discuss crashes. I'm still seething about it!
  • afx237viafx237vi Posts: 12,630
    My vote would go to Sid Waddell.
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  • cougiecougie Posts: 22,512
    Anyone remember who did it in dublin or brighton ? I cant remember hearing any to be honest but we were not hanging round the start village. presentation is on friday and there will def be an english speaker there - otherwise it would be mad !
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