Giro 2018 - cracker event again ?

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Re: Giro 2018 - cracker event again ?

Postby Arbuckle23 » Tue May 01, 2018 12:50 pm

Pumped up for the Giro this year.
Agree it's shaping up to be a cracker.
Will be hoping for Chaves to do well

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Re: Giro 2018 - cracker event again ?

Postby Thoglette » Tue May 01, 2018 1:20 pm

BJL wrote:Anyone else lost interest in the Giro as a result of no FTA broadcast?

Well, I won't be watching it.
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Re: Giro 2018 - cracker event again ?

Postby Arbuckle23 » Tue May 01, 2018 1:50 pm

I just signed up for the free two week trial of Foxtel Now.
Watched the Grand Prix on Sunday night. Motorsport tragic who may have finally succumbed :D
But it also means I get Eurosport. If the coverage is good I may just keep it going.

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Postby MichaelB » Tue May 01, 2018 3:47 pm

Arbuckle23 wrote:I just signed up for the free two week trial of Foxtel Now.
Watched the Grand Prix on Sunday night. Motorsport tragic who may have finally succumbed :D
But it also means I get Eurosport. If the coverage is good I may just keep it going.


I'll probably do the same as well.

Just need a few moments spare.

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Postby RonK » Tue May 01, 2018 5:04 pm

MichaelB wrote:
Arbuckle23 wrote:I just signed up for the free two week trial of Foxtel Now.
Watched the Grand Prix on Sunday night. Motorsport tragic who may have finally succumbed :D
But it also means I get Eurosport. If the coverage is good I may just keep it going.


I'll probably do the same as well.

Just need a few moments spare.

And only $55 for a Chromecast to get on your TV screen.
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Re: Giro 2018 - cracker event again ?

Postby fat and old » Tue May 01, 2018 5:14 pm

Unless there's a need to watch it live, wait for youtube the next morning/day.

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Re: Giro 2018 - cracker event again ?

Postby Arbuckle23 » Tue May 01, 2018 5:40 pm

RonK wrote:
MichaelB wrote:
Arbuckle23 wrote:I just signed up for the free two week trial of Foxtel Now.
Watched the Grand Prix on Sunday night. Motorsport tragic who may have finally succumbed :D
But it also means I get Eurosport. If the coverage is good I may just keep it going.


I'll probably do the same as well.

Just need a few moments spare.

And only $55 for a Chromecast to get on your TV screen.


Works on PS4, which we have, so no extra cost :)

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Postby MichaelB » Tue May 01, 2018 8:02 pm

RonK wrote:
And only $55 for a Chromecast to get on your TV screen.


Still have to subscribe to Foxtel though ?

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Re: Giro 2018 - cracker event again ?

Postby Arbuckle23 » Tue May 01, 2018 10:21 pm

MichaelB wrote:
RonK wrote:
And only $55 for a Chromecast to get on your TV screen.


Still have to subscribe to Foxtel though ?


Yes you do. Total for me, after the the two week trial is $39 per month.
I have resisted Foxtel for years, but knew the time would come when nearly every sport I like to watch would be on there.
Still not sure I will go on with it, but we will see.
Lack of sleep watching the Giro next week may see some poor judgement decisions made :wink:

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Re: Giro 2018 - cracker event again ?

Postby MichaelB » Wed May 02, 2018 8:59 am

Yep, know the issue re lack of sleep, but sometimes, ya gotta do what ya gotta do.

We already have a PV doodad that gets us access to Foxtel Now/Go/whatever it's called.

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Postby RonK » Wed May 02, 2018 9:03 am

MichaelB wrote:
RonK wrote:
And only $55 for a Chromecast to get on your TV screen.


Still have to subscribe to Foxtel though ?

Still have to subscribe to Foxtel Now - but it is cheaper than regular Foxtel. And there is a two week free trial on at the moment.
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Re: Giro 2018 - cracker event again ?

Postby vosadrian » Wed May 02, 2018 1:59 pm

The Foxtel Now free trial is great. Last year I just waited until the 2nd week and watched the last 2 weeks. Note that with Foxtel Now, you cannot record to watch later, so must stay up late. Last year I watch the highlight the following afternoon. I was also able to record this by hacking the PC to screen grab the video. You are not supposed to be able to record Foxtel Now normally. Not sure if you can record with the IQ box?
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Re: Giro 2018 - cracker event again ?

Postby Arbuckle23 » Wed May 02, 2018 2:54 pm

If I am not going to watch live I may as well watch the highlights. During the day I will stumble across the stage results and spoil watching the stage.

I signed up for the Foxtel Now trial on Sunday because I was keen to watch the GP from Baku.
I have a feeling I will go on with it now as I enjoyed that. Getting to watch the Giro is icing on the cake.

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Re: Giro 2018 - cracker event again ?

Postby Chuck » Wed May 02, 2018 9:36 pm

Thoglette wrote:
BJL wrote:Anyone else lost interest in the Giro as a result of no FTA broadcast?

Well, I won't be watching it.


:lol: :lol:
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Re: Giro 2018 - cracker event again ?

Postby Sharkey » Fri May 04, 2018 5:06 pm

Looking forward to the Giro starting tonight. I have had Foxtel for a long time and Eurosport seems to cover every cycling race that is on anywhere in the world. Their coverage of the Spring classics began before the race started and included the neutral zone. As much as I love the SBS coverage they just can't devote the same amount of air time to cycling.

Yes, the IQ box records but you shouldn't need to worry. There is usually a highlights (or final 30km or more) shown the next day, sometimes twice.

If you can't watch it live and you can't wait for the highlights then I would suggest going to http://www.steephill.tv first thing in the morning. They have a non-spoiler mode and there will be a video of the final bit of each race, which you can watch without knowing who won. Then click through for the race reports, winners interviews and standings etc.

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Re: Giro 2018 - cracker event again ?

Postby MichaelB » Fri May 04, 2018 10:01 pm

A few stacks in the TT recon including Froome and Lopez, being able to continue, but Sitsou (sp?) not so lucky, cracking a vertabrae.

Dennis sitting in the hot seat so far, so good so far !!

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Postby fat and old » Sat May 05, 2018 12:34 pm

Pizza Boy recorded a really good time for Movistar last night. I'm keeping an eye on him....surely he has to have a good race eventually?

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Re: Giro 2018 - cracker event again ?

Postby MichaelB » Sun May 06, 2018 9:29 am

And Rohan back in pink. Good tactical move that will last for a few days at least. Good luck

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Re: Giro 2018 - cracker event again ?

Postby RonK » Sun May 06, 2018 10:09 am

Back in pink? When was he ever in pink?
No doubt it was nice for him to complete his set of grand tour jerseys but it was not good tactics since he has gc pretensions.
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Re: Giro 2018 - cracker event again ?

Postby AndrewCowley » Sun May 06, 2018 4:35 pm

Weird tactics from BMC to so aggressively grab the pink jersey so early on. Can only assume they are hedging their bets in that they think it's highly unlikely that Dennis will win overall so the next best thing is to have carried the pink jersey for a few days at least. Doesn't say much for their conviction in him as a GT winner.

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Re: Giro 2018 - cracker event again ?

Postby MichaelB » Mon May 07, 2018 8:48 am

RonK wrote:Back in pink? When was he ever in pink?
No doubt it was nice for him to complete his set of grand tour jerseys but it was not good tactics since he has gc pretensions.


Back in virtual pink until TD pipped him at the TT (yeah, celebrated a bit early).

Odd tactics, but having the pink means they get more air time and a leaders jersey is a leaders jersey, no matter what.

BMC need all the +ve stuff they can get at the moment, and since it was so close to their grasp, I think it made sense. Was only one short effort to get it, so why not. If it was 10 seconds they were trying to make up and had to do it three days in a row, different story.



As to last nights stage. YAWN Lasted about 10 min watching it and then couldn't be bothered. Looking fwd to the next few stages though.

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Re: Giro 2018 - cracker event again ?

Postby Arbuckle23 » Mon May 07, 2018 9:20 am

MichaelB wrote:As to last nights stage. YAWN Lasted about 10 min watching it and then couldn't be bothered. Looking fwd to the next few stages though.


Got sick of watching helicopter views of the desert, so did the same.

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Postby RonK » Mon May 07, 2018 9:48 am

AndrewCowley wrote:Weird tactics from BMC to so aggressively grab the pink jersey so early on. Can only assume they are hedging their bets in that they think it's highly unlikely that Dennis will win overall so the next best thing is to have carried the pink jersey for a few days at least. Doesn't say much for their conviction in him as a GT winner.

Yes, that was exactly my thoughts. They don't really believe they can win the gc. And so their tactics become self-fullfilling.
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Re: Giro 2018 - cracker event again ?

Postby fat and old » Mon May 07, 2018 5:27 pm

I'm actually not surprised to see BMC in the pink. Given that Dennis was a med-long shot tbh, best they get as much coverage as possible right now. Their sponsorship issues and Andy Riih's death are no secrets. Look at the ICA fellas...out front all day if they can grabbing any sprint points they can gobble up, along with the usual Pro-Conti Italian teams. Gotta get that coverage.

There's probably a bit of "respect for the dead boss" going on too. Which is cool.

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Re: Giro 2018 - cracker event again ?

Postby find_bruce » Mon May 07, 2018 8:36 pm

Dennis agrees with you that he is not in the GC hunt
Rohan Dennis via cyclingnews wrote:my real ambition is to take it one day at a time. Between my coach, myself and the team, we've decided not going to look at an overall result; it's more about trying to look at potential weaknesses and how to resolve them.

Whether I'm one hour behind or not, I'm still going to race as if I'm trying to win. Mentally it's the best way.

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