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    How can two "professional" announcers be covering a race where the leader of the stage crashes on a descent, and neither one of them even notices it?

    For several minutes, while they keep editorializing that he must have dropped his companion and gone out ahead? Until I guess finally a producer in their ear told them.
    "Damn. Y'all murdered the sh*t out that mutherf***er"

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    The Dauphine is on TV?!?! Where? NBCSportsgold?

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    Quote Originally Posted by il sogno View Post
    The Dauphine is on TV?!?! Where? NBCSportsgold?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rufus View Post
    How can two "professional" announcers be covering a race where the leader of the stage crashes on a descent, and neither one of them even notices it?

    For several minutes, while they keep editorializing that he must have dropped his companion and gone out ahead? Until I guess finally a producer in their ear told them.
    Usually they are broadcasting from a studio far away from the race course. They rely on the race video to report how the race is going. So they donít know about crashes until it shows up on the video, or when race radio reports it.

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    Spoiler Alert!!! If you don't want to know details of a fantastic stage, don't read further.








    First off, face leader Roglic didn't start due to his accident on the previous stage and Pinot was the leader although he wouldn't put on the jersey under the circumstances. Roglic evidently has a fractured pelvis and a lung contusion, so send him all the positive vibes you can.

    With Roglic no longer in the race, teammate Sepp Kuss is given free reign and makes good. Sepp Kuss FTW! Fantastic effort!

    Attacks everywhere, constantly!

    31k to go, Pavel Sivakov and Alaphilippe are off the front. At about 25k to go, Sivakov evidently makes an amateur move and clips his inside pedal on a curve, goes down pretty hard. Evidently he catches back up to Alaphilippe in about 5k. Then he proceeds to attack three times in the next 10k! He stays in contention until the last 5k.

    Thomas, Quintana, Landa, and Porte are all dropped hard long ago, and Quintana eventually abandons.

    Valverde, Dumoulin (although subdued for Kuss), Adam Yates, Barguil, are in the first group, as well as Pinot trying to 'defend' his jersey. Lopez is there too, gets dropped a couple of times and still comes back and makes attacks. Daniel Martinez is the next GC guy around, and is also in the first group. Martinez eventually gets in a group of five with Kuss before Kuss makes his final effort. With a 6 second time bonus, he finishes 29 seconds ahead of Pinot and wins the 2020 Criterium du Dauphine.

    So nice to see a real stage race this year! Pavel Sivakov gets the HTFU jersey! He's definitely my favorite Ineos rider! And I don't want to throw this thread into the gutter, but Kuss's power numbers are already raising eyebrows. I rather talk about how great this stage was.

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    This Sepp Kuss is one badass dude. The face as he hammers shows this kid has what it takes. Iím really lining up behind this guy. Stay true kid. We love you out here....

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    Kuss is very impressive. Glad he was able to get a stage win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by azpeterb View Post
    Usually they are broadcasting from a studio far away from the race course. They rely on the race video to report how the race is going. So they donít know about crashes until it shows up on the video, or when race radio reports it.
    It was on the video. Right in front of their eyes. There was even a replay. And yet, they knew nothing about it.

    But they had a box down in the corner interviewing Dan Martin, so they either were so fascinated watching uglier Nicholas Cage talk, or they took that moment for a snack or pee break. Both at the same time. Or maybe Bobke was admiring Van de Velde's glorious hard part.

    Still, unconscionable. I assume they are being compensated quite well for what they do. The least they could do is do it with some level of competence.
    "Damn. Y'all murdered the sh*t out that mutherf***er"

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