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Best online Tour coverage?(4 posts)

Best online Tour coverage?bikesforpeace
Jun 16, 2003 9:14 AM
Anyone have any opinions on who covers the Tour the best online?
re: Best online Tour coverage?PatM
Jun 16, 2003 9:29 AM
Last year eurosport had a online audio feed. Great deal of coverage of David Millar - shock !
I usually back and forth between eurosport and cyclingnews.com
EuroSport vs. Velonews...biknben
Jun 16, 2003 9:32 AM
Last year I listened to the live audio on Eurosport. During the end of more popular stages the audio would crap out. Probably due to the huge number of listeners tapping in. At that point, I would listen to the audio on Velonews. Sometimes even that would get disrupted. Both sites offer text commentary but it's in 10-15 minute intervals.

I prefered the Eurosport audio. David Duffield (sp?) does their commentary and is similar in style to Phil Ligget. Phil and Paul's commentary seems "dumbed down" while David just gives it to you as is. He does explain things but he doesn't spoon feed it. He also offers a new set of cliches and funny characteristics.

What we need this year is live video online. The Giro offered it on their site but the commentary was in Italian. For much of the Giro I had Eurosport audio and italian video going at the same time on my computer. I was getting no work done at all. :-0
re: Best online Tour coverage?Chris T
Jun 16, 2003 9:48 AM
olntv.com had simultaneous live audio webcast of the tdf last year, and very likely this year. It was great to watch the first part in the morning, commute to work, and listen to Phil and Paul cover the last part of each stage.

Chris