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Amstel Gold Coverage

Discussion in 'Pro Cycling (Road and Track Racing)' started by John the Monkey, 18 Apr 2008.

  1. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    Location:
    Crewe
    Anyone going to follow this on Sunday?

    The official site is using data from GPS chips mounted on the bikes to show where every racer is in real time - more details here.

    There's also a decent (if slightly oddly translated, I'm not reading in the original Dutch :angry: ) column on the site written by the race's course director.
     
  2. Mortiroloboy

    Mortiroloboy New Member

    Sky will have it on, I'll watch the hour of coverage it'll get.
     
  3. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    Hopefully I'll follow it but only in the written word on Cyclingnews!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  4. dmoan

    dmoan Über Member

    Surely you mean Eurosport, rather than Sky?

    It seems that British Eurosport are showing highlights after the race, rather than live coverage. Coverage runs from 17:00 to 18:30 on British Eurosport, immediately followed by more cycling coverage (not sure which - Digiguide still says British Premier Cycling, but my Sky EPG states some minor French racing)
     
  5. Mortiroloboy

    Mortiroloboy New Member

    OK, Eurosport then, as delivered to my TV by Sky,, from a satellite, in space...;) Phfft!
     
  6. mondobongo

    mondobongo Über Member

    Yes will be following it, wish Eurosport would give us a bit more than an hour though.
     
  7. dmoan

    dmoan Über Member

    That will teach you to use company names as generic descriptions. I bet you don't Hoover your carpet!

    By the way, the additional racing to be shown after the coverage of Amstel Gold is 'Action from the 2008 French Road Cycling Cup with highlights of the Tro-Bro Leon, the Tour of Leon held in Finistere, Bretagne'* - 18:30 on British Eurosport on Sunday 20 April.

    *as stated on the SKY EPG tonight
     
  8. ColinJ

    ColinJ Slow Hill Climber/Station lift avoider!

    International Eurosport on analogue satellite (as often is the case) does a little better:

    Amstel Gold 13:15 - 15:00 GMT i.e. 14:15 - 16:00 BST
    Coupe de France 15:00 - 15:30 GMT i.e. 16:00 - 16:30 BST

    I know from experience how 'flexible' Eurosport times can be so I'll be recording straight through from 13:00 - 17:00 BST.
     
  9. girofan

    girofan New Member

    Yep! Especially if the World Tiddlywinks Championship is taking place.:wacko:
     
  10. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    I believe Eurosport will also have a live link via their website.
     
  11. mondobongo

    mondobongo Über Member

    Bloody snooker.
     
  12. roadiewill

    roadiewill New Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    turned it on at like 20 past 5 and the snooker was still going!!!