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Cavendish interview on Eurosport

iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,784
edited March 2009 in Pro race
On Xmas eve, 20:00 to 21:00
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  • sicrowsicrow Posts: 791
    Cheers Iain will set sky plus now

    have a happy christmas
  • wickedwicked Posts: 844
    Am fully expecting to tune in and see some tennis / touring car / snooker etc. Anything but a cav interview knowing eurosport! :twisted:
    It’s the most beautiful sport in the world but it’s governed by ***ts who have turned it into a crock of ****.
  • GreggyrGreggyr Posts: 1,075
    Thanks for the tip, merry xmas and a happy and healthy 2009 to all

    Greg
  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,784
    wicked wrote:
    Am fully expecting to tune in and see some tennis / touring car / snooker etc. Anything but a cav interview knowing eurosport! :twisted:

    From 19:00 to 20:00 there is something on about "track cycling". I'm not sure what this is, probably something cyclocross related :wink:

    It Xmas eve, it's not like there will be a glut of live sport on!
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • emaddenemadden Posts: 2,431
    Its only on British Eurosport.. just tried to watch it and just see the Beijing games closing ceremony :(
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  • wickedwicked Posts: 844
    A pity as I thought it wasactually really rather very good. He came across very well IMO, spent most of the hour praising his team mates hard work.
    It’s the most beautiful sport in the world but it’s governed by ***ts who have turned it into a crock of ****.
  • tried to watch today after recording on V+ AND NOTHING but car rally bloody typical of Eurosport
  • afx237viafx237vi Posts: 12,630
    :?:

    Seemed to record fine for me using Sky+. Only watched about two minutes of it yet though.
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  • No recording, but watched it in its entirety.
    Quite interesting, a potted biog of how he got where he is today, and an analysis by himself, of his quartet of stage wins in this years TdF.
    He's not the most eloquent of speakers, but he talked through how he gets into the right place for as sprint, does praise highly his teammates' labours to get him both up to the front and get him back in position if he's cocked-up.
    Also, how he's aware of what other teams are doing and is ready to capitalise on this.
    The track cycling prior to it, was but a rehash of the Worlds and Team GB's 9/12 Golds.
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  • Hi there.

    I was very impressed the interview - Cav came across very well. This was helped by the fact that they stuck to his specialist subject - sprinting, rather than the usual banal interview questions.

    The section at the end where he walked us through the helicopter shots of the manoeuvring through the peleton in the lead up to the sprints was fantastic. I've always loved this aspect of bike racing, and usually spend time going back through the finish in slow motion on tape after each sprint on tv. To have the 'fastest cyclist in the world' talk you through it was a joy to watch.

    Cheers, Andy
  • ukracerukracer Posts: 421
    Mine recorded with sky + but would not play for some reason??

    Its on again new years day at 1100am for those who missed it
  • a_n_ta_n_t Posts: 2,011
    The section at the end where he walked us through the helicopter shots of the manoeuvring through the peloton in the lead up to the sprints was fantastic.


    agreed 8)
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  • afx237viafx237vi Posts: 12,630
    Just watched it now. It was good, but thought Cav's comment about the mechanic getting the sack for relaying the wrong info about a roundabout was a bit harsh :o
  • MoomaloidMoomaloid Posts: 2,040
    I agree! That section was fantastic, and its just not done enough. It gave me a buzz as a fan to be talked through the sprints, and it was funny to see the bemusement on my GF's face at my excitement.

    What did come across well is Cav's sheer love of racing his bike. You could see him getting excited when he was taking us through the sprints, and he has the fullest respect for his team mates. It also gave us a chance to witness the sheer strength of guys like Hanson and Eisel. I wish there was more features on TV like this.
  • whyamiherewhyamihere Posts: 7,509
    edited December 2008
    What struck me was how much the entire team helped him. Some of it was obvious on the live broadcasts of the stage, the Columbia train on stage 5 (I think) for example. What you don't generally see is the amount of help Cav got from Hansen, Eisel and Hincapie when he found himself out of position. The description of Hincapie puncturing, being dropped, then charging back up to the peloton, finding a way through and helping the lead out, that's the kind of thing that just isn't (can't be) shown on the live boradcasts.

    Excellent documentary.
  • My Sky+ recording did not play either, have tried to record it again next week
  • CoyoteCoyote Posts: 212
    Agreed, really interesting film taking us beyond the usual guff from the commentators. Cav came across really well too, not at all like he's often painted by some folks in this very forum!
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  • Its on again on new years day at 10am eurosport UK,well worth watching/recording :wink:
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,678
    Woo Hoo! I've been scouring the schedules to no avail, I'll set it now...
  • ms_treems_tree Posts: 1,405
    Its on again on new years day at 10am eurosport UK,well worth watching/recording :wink:

    Thanks for that as I meant to record it but was doing annual it's christmas cleaning of house and realised 20 mins in that I had forgotten! Will mark page now for NY'sD. :)
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  • Just watched it on Eurosport. If you didnt catch it you missed the best cycling TV programme I've seen. He came over as amazingly enthusiastic for his sport and especially his team, almost childlike on occasions. I thought he was very articulate and the technical walkthoughs of his 4 Tour stage wins was a real insight, makes you realise how ineffectual the Tour commentators are. Also good to hear his views on Sastre (all good), Hincapie, Freire and Kohl (all bad! - "you can spit on that jersey") to name a few.
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,678
    Doh! Sat down to watch in when the wife walks in and puts Mary bloody Poppins on for the kids.

    Sky+ I love you!
  • what a super programme. He might ruffle some people's feathers but he is a tremendous talent, looks as though he is a great team mate and what enthusiasm !
  • bug2k5bug2k5 Posts: 24
    bump an old thread....


    does anyone have a link a download of this program?

    Cheers
  • lucybearslucybears Posts: 366
    bug2k5 wrote:
    bump an old thread....
    does anyone have a link a download of this program?
    Cheers
    Sorry, but see
    http://uk.yhs.search.yahoo.com/nsip/spo ... &x=32&y=12
    &
    http://interview.cyclingfever.com/index ... country=23
    interview.cyclingfever.com
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