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Less cycling on Eurosport?

reborn2reborn2 Posts: 42
edited July 2018 in Pro race
It might be my imagination but there seems to be a lot less cycling on than the previous few years. Normally I could switch on in the afternoon/evening and chill out for a few hours but it now seems only the larger races are being covered? Might be cancelling my Eurosport player.

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  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,784
    Think it's your imagination - I think there has been more than before. Including weird French and Belgium cup races
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • Vino'sGhostVino'sGhost Posts: 4,129
    cancelling Eurosport player????? does anyone pay more than a few quid a month for it anyway?
  • argyllflyerargyllflyer Posts: 893
    edited June 2018
    Agree with Iain - absolutely heaps on this year. From my contributions on the thread at 'the other place'...

    Tour Down Under (highlights): (world feed - Liggett, McEwan etc)
    Cadel Evans Great Ocean Race (highlights): Stephens (solo)
    Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana: Hatch & Stephens (st 1-4), Stephens & Backstedt (st 5)
    Herald Sun Tour (highlights): (world feed - Liggett & Keenan)
    Dubai Tour: Kirby & Smith
    Vuelta a Andalucia: Kirby & Stephens
    Volta ao Algarve: (ES Player only - no commentrary)
    Abu Dhabi Tour: Quigley & Smith (Stages 1-4), Kirby & Smith (Stage 5)
    (Kirby due to do whole event but was ill)
    Omloop Het Nieuwsblad: Quigley & Backstedt
    Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne: Quigley & Backstedt
    Tour of Oman: McCrossan (solo) (30 mins world feed package)
    Le Samyn: Kirby & Backstedt
    Strade Bianche: Kirby & Stephens
    Paris-Nice: Hatch & Smith + Andy (?) (stage 1), Harris-Bass (stages 2-)
    (Kelly was due to be co-comms but unavailable)
    Tirreno-Adriatico: Kirby & Gibb (stages 1-3) / Stephens (stages 4-5), Smith (stages 6-)
    Nokere Koerse: Quigley & Smith
    Handzame Classic: Hatch & Smith
    Milano-Sanremo: Hatch & Stephens
    GP De Denain: (no commentary - ES player only)
    Tour de Langkawi (highlights): Kirby (solo)
    Volta Ciclista a Catalunya: Kirby & Stephens
    Driedaagse Bruges - de Panne: Quigley & Backstedt (now a 1 day race!)
    E3 Harelbeke: Quigley & Backstedt
    Gent-Wevelgem: Quigley & Smith
    Dwars door Vlaanderen: Kirby & Smith
    GP Miguel Indurain: Quigley & Smith
    Ronde van Vlaanderen: Kirby, Stephens & Kelly
    Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco: Kirby & Stephens (st. 1-5), Stephens & Backstedt (st 6)
    Scheldeprijs: Quigley & Smith
    Paris-Roubaix: Hatch, Quigley & Kelly (with Will Fotheringham)
    De Brabantse Pijl: Quigley & Backstedt
    Amstel Gold Race: Kirby & Smith
    Tro Bro Leon: Quigley & Smith
    Tour of the Alps: Kirby & Backstedt (st. 1-3), Gibb (st. 4-)
    Tour of Croatia: Quigley & Smith
    La Fleche Wallonne: Hatch & Stephens
    Liege-Bastogne-Liege: Hatch & Kelly
    Tour de Romandie: Kirby & Smith
    Eschborn-Frankfurt: Kirby & Smith
    Tour de Yorkshire: Harris-Bass & Backstedt
    Giro d'Italia: Kirby, Hatch, Smith & Kelly with Harris-Bass (plus guests)
    4 Days of Dunkirk: ES Player only (no commentary)
    Vuelta Aragon: Quigley (solo)
    Tour of California: Quigley & Backstedt
    GP Marcel Kint: ES Player only (no commentary)
    Tour de l'Ain: Quigley & Backstedt
    Tour of Belgium: ES Player only (no commentary)
    Tour Series (all rounds): MacDonald & Gibb (syndicated - also on ITV4)
    Hammer Series Limburg: Quigley & McEwan (ES Player Only)
    Heistse Pijl: ES Player only (no commentary)
    Criterium du Dauphine: Kirby & Stephens
    Tour de Suisse: Quigley & Smith
    Tour of Slovenia: Hatch & Backstedt
    La Route D'Occitanie: Harris-Bass & Stephens (stage 1), (stage 2 ESP only), Stephens & Gibb (stage 3)
    Dwars Door Het Hageland: ES Player only (no commentary)
    Halle-Ingooigem: Kirby & Stephens
    Spanish Road Championships: Quigley & Smith

    Confirmed upcoming:
    Tour de France: Hatch & ?? (will be part of the big comms team)
    Tour de Pologne: Hatch & ??

    What I would say is that some events they have previously covered have ended up without commentary on the Player BUT they have picked up other things elsewhere. The Napoleon Cup series of races is getting a much wider outing than years past (IMO).

    However they have times when they're wall to wall with other sports, tennis mainly. They could do with an extra channel. The ES Player 'no comms' option is also often when they have a few other races on and no one to do the comms.
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 10,220
    /\ there's definitely more races on the ES Player "no comms" option this year, its great for when you are fed up with Kirby!
  • Vino'sGhostVino'sGhost Posts: 4,129
    the no comms option is good for second screen whilst working :)
  • reborn2reborn2 Posts: 42
    Maybe it’s my schedule then that’s changed slightly. Since the Giro I’ve hardly caught anything on there.
  • argyllflyerargyllflyer Posts: 893
    reborn2 wrote:
    Maybe it’s my schedule then that’s changed slightly. Since the Giro I’ve hardly caught anything on there.

    Just as a comparison, here was everything the showed last season. It's just a quieter time of year when it comes to races that are televised IMO, what with the nothern Classics being done with, GT season just getting underday.

    Cadel Evans Great Ocean Race: Kirby & Stephens
    Dubai Tour: Hatch & Smith
    Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana: Kirby & Stephens
    Herald Sun Tour: Phil Liggett & Mat Keenan (bought in package)
    Vuelta a Andalucia: Kirby & Stephens
    Volta ao Algarve: Hatch & Smith
    Abu Dhabi Tour: Kirby & Smith
    Tour of Oman: Marty MacDonald (solo) (bought-in package - also shown on BIKE)
    Tour de Langkawi: Quigley (solo)
    Omloop Het Nieuwsblad: Quigley & Backstedt
    Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne: Hatch & Backstedt
    Le Samyn: Quigley & Stephens
    Strade Bianche: Kirby & Smith
    Paris-Nice: Hatch & Kelly with Harris-Bass
    Tirreno-Adriatico: Kirby & Smith
    Danilith - Nokere Koerse: Kirby & Stephens
    Handzame Classic: Quigley & Backstedt
    Milan-Sanremo: Hatch & Stephens
    Volta a Catalunya: Kirby & Backstedt / Stephens
    Dwars Door Vlaanderen: Quigley & Smith
    E3 Harelbeke: Quigley & Smith
    Gent-Wevelgem: Quigley & Smith
    3 Days of De Panne: Kirby & Backstedt
    Ronde van Vlaanderen: Kirby & Kelly
    Vuelta al Pais Vasco: Kirby & Stephens (stages 1-4), Smith (5-)
    Scheldeprijs: Quigley & Smith
    British Cycling Spring Cup R1: East Cleveland Klondyke GP: McCrossan & Stephens
    Paris-Roubaix: Hatch, Quigley & Kelly
    De Brabantse Pijl: Harris-Bass & Backstedt
    British Cycling Spring Cup R2: Tour of the Wolds: Stephens & James McCallum
    GP Denain: Harris-Bass & Backstedt
    Amstel Gold Race: Stephens & Lloyd
    Tro Bro Leon: Quigley & Backstedt
    Tour of Croatia: Kirby & Smith
    Fleche Wallonne: Quigley & Backstedt
    Liege-Bastogne-Liege: Hatch & Kelly
    Tour de Romandie: Kirby & Smith (live from Tuesday)
    Tour de Yorkshire: Quigley & Stephens (live this week)
    GP Frankfurt: Kirby & Smith
    Tour d'Azerbaidjan: Quigley (solo)
    Giro d'Italia: Hatch & Kelly (with Smith, Blyth, Quigley and Harris-Bass on occasion) (live from Fri 5th)
    British Cycling Spring Cup R3: Chorley GP: McCrossan & Stephens
    4 Days of Dunqerque: no commentary (online on Eurosport Player only)
    Tour Series (all rounds): MacDonald & Gibb (syndicated, also on ITV4)
    Tour of California: Quigley & Backstedt
    British Cycling Spring Cup R4: Lincoln GP: McCrossan & Dean Downing
    Tour of Belgium: no commentary (online on Eurosport Player only)
    Criterium du Dauphine: Kirby & Stephens
    Tour de Suisse: Quigley & Smith
    London Nocturne: Kirby & Gibb
    Tour de Slovenie: Stephens & Backstedt
    Route du Sud: Harris-Bass & Gibb
    Halle Ingooigem: Kirby & Smith
    UK Womens National Champs: Quigley & Sharon Laws (highlights - British Cycling production)
    UK Mens National Champs: Quigley, McCrossan & Sharon Laws (highlights - British Cycling production)
    French National Road Champs: Kirby & Gibb (highlights)
    Tour de France: Kirby / Hatch (lead) with Kelly, Smith and Stephens summarising, and guest summarisers Flecha, Jens Voigt and Joanna Rowsell Shand (with Jon Harris-Bass in London)
    Elite Circuit Series (all rounds): Quigley / McCrossan & McCallum
    Grand Prix Series (all rounds): Quigley & McCallum
    Tour de Wallonie: Quigley & Smith
    Clasica San Sebastian: Quigley & Smith
    Tour de Pologne: Hatch & Backstedt (stages 1 and 2), Gibb (stages 3-7)
    Ride London-Surrey Classic: Kirby & Stephens
    Tour of Utah: Quigley & Smith (stages 1-5), Gibb (stage 7)
    Euro Road Championships: Quigley & Stephens
    BinckBank Tour (formerly Eneco): Kirby & Smith
    Artic Race of Norway: Hatch & Stephens
    Tour of Colorado: Quigley & Backstedt
    Tour de l'Avenir: Quigley & Smith (stage 1) / Backstedt (stage 2); Stephens & Backstedt (st. 8-9)
    Vuelta a Espana: Kirby & Kelly
    Cyclassics Hamburg: Quigley & Backstedt
    Pro Otztaler 5500: Quigley & Backstedt
    Brussels Cycling Classic: no commentary (ES Player only)
    Tour of Britain: Hatch & Stephens (highlights & live)
    GP de Fourmies: Hatch & Stephens (highlights)
    GP Quebec: Hatch & Stephens
    GP Montreal: Stephens & Gibb
    Wallonie GP: Quigley & Backstedt
    GP Impanis-Van Petegem: Hatch & Smith
    Worlds Womens TTT: Kirby & Joanna Rowsell Shand
    Worlds Mens TTT: Kirby & Smith
    Worlds U23 Mens ITT: Kirby & Smith
    Worlds Junior Womens ITT: Kirby & Rowsell-Shand
    Worlds Junior Mens ITT: Kirby & Smith
    Worlds Womens ITT: Kirby & Rowsell-Shand
    Worlds Mens ITT: Kirby & Smith
    Worlds Junior Womens Road Race: Kirby & Rowsell-Shand
    Worlds U23 Mens Road Race: Kirby & Smith
    Worlds Junior Mens Road Race: Kirby & Smith
    Worlds Womens Road Race: Stephens & Rowsell-Shand
    Worlds Mens Road Race: Kirby & Stephens / Smith
    Giro dell'Emilia: Hatch & Smith
    Tour of Almaty: Quigley (solo) (only last 5km shown)
    Gran Premio Bruno Beghelli: Hatch & Smith
    Tour de l'Eurometropole: Kirby & Gibb
    Tre Valli Varesine: Kirby & Smith
    Milan-Turin: Kirby & Smith
    Il Lombardia: Kirby & Smith
    Binche -Chimay-Binche: no commentary (ES Player only)
    Paris-Tours: Kirby & Smith
    Tour of Turkey: Kirby & Smith
    Tour of Hainan: Stephens (stage 1-2) / Quigley (stages 3-9) & Backstedt
    Saitama Criterium: Stephens & Smith
  • argyllflyerargyllflyer Posts: 893
    Just also to add, both French and UK Nationals live on Sunday coming, with delayed coverage of the Dutch.
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 18,203
    Just also to add, both French and UK Nationals live on Sunday coming, with delayed coverage of the Dutch.

    With highlights of yesterday's Spanish Nationals in between. Not sure if it was live or has earlier highlights.
    I also now notice that the Belgian champs was raced yesterday, so I missed it on Sporza.

    As to the OP question, I'd say here in the UK, there has been a move for more cycling on the player, but certainly less on tv.
    This week is another complete switch off for non-tennis fans, with Eastborne and the flipping Wimbledon qualifying enjoying all day coverage.
    Meanwhile, in Spain for instance, it's cycling on both channels, with classics and a complete Vuelta re-run.
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  • yorkshirerawyorkshireraw Posts: 1,561
    it's partly the self-defeating nature of the Cycling calendar - the other week we had Slovenia, Switzerland and Route du Sud (Occitanie) all overlapping, and all on ES on some days.

    I didn't know Het Hageland had moved forward from it's previous August date so missed that one on ES - disappointing as it's great watching them (appear to) race through people's back gardens etc..
  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 17,774
    Yes, the player has more on. Slovenia was live on the TV last week, with Suisse delayed on TV, but live on the ES player.

    I'll try telling Mrs KG that there isn't enough cycling on TV and report back.
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 18,203

    I didn't know Het Hageland had moved forward from it's previous August date so missed that one on ES - disappointing as it's great watching them (appear to) race through people's back gardens etc..


    Here you go. Full coverage.

    http://tiz-cycling.racing/videos/dwars- ... full-race/
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  • argyllflyerargyllflyer Posts: 893
    Just also to add, both French and UK Nationals live on Sunday coming, with delayed coverage of the Dutch.

    With highlights of yesterday's Spanish Nationals in between. Not sure if it was live or has earlier highlights.
    I also now notice that the Belgian champs was raced yesterday, so I missed it on Sporza.

    As to the OP question, I'd say here in the UK, there has been a move for more cycling on the player, but certainly less on tv.
    This week is another complete switch off for non-tennis fans, with Eastborne and the flipping Wimbledon qualifying enjoying all day coverage.
    Meanwhile, in Spain for instance, it's cycling on both channels, with classics and a complete Vuelta re-run.

    Spain champs was live.
  • yorkshirerawyorkshireraw Posts: 1,561

    I didn't know Het Hageland had moved forward from it's previous August date so missed that one on ES - disappointing as it's great watching them (appear to) race through people's back gardens etc..


    Here you go. Full coverage.

    http://tiz-cycling.racing/videos/dwars- ... full-race/

    nice one, thanks!
  • yorkshirerawyorkshireraw Posts: 1,561

    I'll try telling Mrs KG that there isn't enough cycling on TV and report back.

    Ha, concur with that. Mrs YR refers to some of the midweek stuff as 'these aren't proper races, they're just making them up now'....
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,448
    theres too much imo
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  • 6wheels6wheels Posts: 411
    theres too much imo

    Totally agree, takes up too much of my life.
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