Tour of Beijing

timbo
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 951
Joined: Mon Dec 12, 2005 5:42 pm
Location: sydney

Tour of Beijing

Postby timbo » Wed Oct 05, 2011 2:00 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.

User avatar
MichaelB
Posts: 7403
Joined: Tue Feb 20, 2007 9:29 am
Location: Adelaide, South Australia

Re: Tour of Beijing

Postby MichaelB » Wed Oct 05, 2011 9:57 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

User avatar
Chuck
Posts: 4334
Joined: Fri Mar 14, 2008 10:19 pm
Location: Hiding in the bunch

Re: Tour of Beijing

Postby Chuck » Fri Oct 07, 2011 12:50 pm

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:
FPR Ragamuffin

User avatar
MichaelB
Posts: 7403
Joined: Tue Feb 20, 2007 9:29 am
Location: Adelaide, South Australia

Re: Tour of Beijing

Postby MichaelB » Fri Oct 07, 2011 1:28 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.

User avatar
Chuck
Posts: 4334
Joined: Fri Mar 14, 2008 10:19 pm
Location: Hiding in the bunch

Re: Tour of Beijing

Postby Chuck » Fri Oct 07, 2011 1:40 pm

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


:twisted: 8)
FPR Ragamuffin

bianchi928
Posts: 575
Joined: Tue Jun 09, 2009 3:17 pm
Location: Perth

Re: Tour of Beijing

Postby bianchi928 » Fri Oct 07, 2011 3:04 pm

I know it's been a long year but....how bad was Phils commentating of the ITT last night.
Stand on my dog I cut off your head

User avatar
NotFlyingScot
Posts: 1259
Joined: Wed Aug 06, 2008 4:36 pm
Location: Kings Langley

Re: Tour of Beijing

Postby NotFlyingScot » Fri Oct 07, 2011 10:40 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?
NFS
FPR Jubilado Bludger

User avatar
ldrcycles
Posts: 8188
Joined: Thu Oct 28, 2010 3:19 pm
Location: Kin Kin, Queensland

Re: Tour of Beijing

Postby ldrcycles » Fri Oct 07, 2011 10:50 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 :) .
When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments- Elizabeth West.

User avatar
sogood
Posts: 17153
Joined: Thu Aug 31, 2006 7:31 am
Location: Sydney AU
Contact:

Re: Tour of Beijing

Postby sogood » Fri Oct 07, 2011 11:33 pm

Good to hear Phil Liggett calling the tour stages. Surprised at the evening prime time allocated on SBS2. Nice roads!
Bianchi, Ridley, Montague, GT, Garmin and All things Apple :)
RK wrote:And that is Wikipedia - I can write my own definition.

User avatar
zephy
Posts: 182
Joined: Fri Jul 08, 2011 8:29 am
Location: South Oz

Re: Tour of Beijing

Postby zephy » Sat Oct 08, 2011 9:26 am

spose to be a mountain or two to climb on tonights stage.... great finish last night :mrgreen:
Just an ol' man, riding an ol' bike.... every hill feels like Alpe d'Heuz....

User avatar
MichaelB
Posts: 7403
Joined: Tue Feb 20, 2007 9:29 am
Location: Adelaide, South Australia

Re: Tour of Beijing

Postby MichaelB » Sun Oct 09, 2011 4:11 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:

Return to “International and National Tours and Events”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users