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Tour of Beijing

Postby timbo » Wed Oct 05, 2011 1:00 am

The 5 day Tour of Beijing starts on Thursday(6 Oct), and highlights can be seen on SBS2 at 8.30pm, except Saturday when it is on at 9pm.
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Re: Tour of Beijing

Postby MichaelB » Wed Oct 05, 2011 8:57 am

It will be interesting to see what the weaether is and the atmospheric conditions.

Hopefully some GE recruits can do well and bag some needed WT points.

Glad to see that SBS has some coverage to watch :D
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Re: Tour of Beijing

Postby Chuck » Fri Oct 07, 2011 11:50 am

MichaelB wrote:It will be interesting to see what the weaether is and the atmospheric conditions.


Smog :P

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/riders- ... of-beijing

MichaelB wrote:Glad to see that SBS has some coverage to watch :D


Tonights coverage will be worth watching from an Australian point of view :wink:
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Re: Tour of Beijing

Postby MichaelB » Fri Oct 07, 2011 12:28 pm

I watched the TT coverage last night. FF'd most of it though :roll:

The speed that Tony M blasted past Sanchez was ludicrous - I know that he isn't well, but snappers :shock:

I liked the helicopter promo shots - must have been the only day with the combination of favourable wind, sunshine and plenty of editing .....

Stupid Chinese gov't not letting spectators on the TT course. Typical. Haven't they learned from the Olympics ?

Yes, haussler's win was good, and will be interesting to see tonights show.
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Re: Tour of Beijing

Postby Chuck » Fri Oct 07, 2011 12:40 pm

MichaelB wrote:The speed that Tony M blasted past Sanchez was ludicrous


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Re: Tour of Beijing

Postby bianchi928 » Fri Oct 07, 2011 2:04 pm

I know it's been a long year but....how bad was Phils commentating of the ITT last night.
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Re: Tour of Beijing

Postby NotFlyingScot » Fri Oct 07, 2011 9:40 pm

Exciting finish to the stage this afternoon. Good to see a breakaway actually manage to get to the line (just) before being overwhelmed by the pack!
What channel is Phil comentating on?
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Re: Tour of Beijing

Postby ldrcycles » Fri Oct 07, 2011 9:50 pm

I haven't heard of the tour of beijing before so my first thought was the emphasis it would place on bike handling skills, weaving through all that traffic :) .
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Re: Tour of Beijing

Postby sogood » Fri Oct 07, 2011 10:33 pm

Good to hear Phil Liggett calling the tour stages. Surprised at the evening prime time allocated on SBS2. Nice roads!
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Re: Tour of Beijing

Postby zephy » Sat Oct 08, 2011 8:26 am

spose to be a mountain or two to climb on tonights stage.... great finish last night :mrgreen:
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Re: Tour of Beijing

Postby MichaelB » Sun Oct 09, 2011 3:11 pm

sogood wrote:Good to hear Phil Liggett calling the tour stages. Surprised at the evening prime time allocated on SBS2. Nice roads!


They look suspiciously freshly laid tarmac to me :roll:
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