Le Grand Depart and Yorkshire Festival

Jul 5th, 2014, 05:10 PM
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oops -- should be >>F1 qualifying<<
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Jul 5th, 2014, 05:15 PM
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now that is too bizarre . . . I posted that correction and left the computer just sitting for 45 mins -- and when I come back . . . it is posted twice 45 mins apart??
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Jul 6th, 2014, 03:03 AM
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but according to the latest news on the internet - from the Daily Mail no less! - he is due to take his place tomorrow. I hope that is so.>>

Daily Mail accurate as ever - he's out with a dislocated shoulder and ligament damage. admits it was his fault - you'd think he'd have learnt that two into one won't go. it won't stop me watching but it has taken some of the excitement out of it, i must confess.

love the pics, especially the llamas and Nora Batty.
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Jul 6th, 2014, 06:00 AM
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Watching again today and really enjoying it - beautiful countryside and great support.
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Jul 6th, 2014, 06:06 AM
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PS Love the pictures - especially the sheep.

Btw, for anyone thinking of going into Cambridge to see tomorrows stages, there is a French market on Parkers Piece 9the departure point) and the race proper starts at 12:15 ish.
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Jul 6th, 2014, 07:53 AM
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we've been watching on and off, fitting in the [delayed] British grand prix from Silverstone [won by Lewis Hamilton, hurray! as Rosberg's gear-box blew up but Button only 4th] and the tennis [one set all, sorry for the spoilers]. The Yorkshire Tourist board must be in 7th heaven to see these wonderful pictures being broadcast around the world. God's own country, indeed.

i won't be able to watch tomorrow as I've got to go to work ,but I might manage to listen, though the BBC commentary isn't a patch on the ITV's team, and you can't often say that. They just gave the Cornish flag a mention, so they are clearly very discerning.
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Jul 6th, 2014, 07:58 AM
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I know Ann - I was just thinking what a great job they've been doing with the commentary very much against my expectations. Also, even the ad breaks haven't been too frequent or too badly timed. I didn't bother with Wimbledon as I like there to be a proper underdog, plus the womans final yesterday was very poor. Housework, tandoori chicken preparation and Tour De France all the way for me today.
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Jul 6th, 2014, 08:26 AM
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RM - the ITV commentary has always been very good in previous years and they have the same team doing it; i especially like Phil Liggett, Chris Boardman of course, and the new boy, David Millar.

vey exciting last few minutes, looks like Nibali is going to get it.
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Jul 6th, 2014, 09:12 AM
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>>won by Lewis Hamilton, hurray!<<

(not that Hamilton won -- that our only coverage is tape delayed so I doesn't come on for another 5 hours so that was a bit of a spoiler . . . and the Tour comes on in 4 hours)
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Jul 6th, 2014, 09:25 AM
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oh, jj, I'm so sorry! I am considering myself well and trying told off.

I will try to remember this in future.
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Jul 6th, 2014, 09:32 AM
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Naw -- don't worry about it. (Our TV networks are soooooooo lame - tape delaying everything. And being on the west coast it is even worse. We get used to it)
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Jul 6th, 2014, 09:43 AM
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jj - you re too kind. a hint then - don't miss the beginning of the Grand Prix.
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Jul 6th, 2014, 01:46 PM
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Today's Tour coverage started about 30 mins ago . . . Looks like another gorgeous day and the crowds seem even larger than yesterday. Some of those spectators really seem to have a death wish

Gosh - I hadn't paid much attention to the route except for the two stages oop north and now I see tomorrow's stage runs right past St Katharines Marina where we stayed.

Unfortunately the coverage of the Tour and the Gran Prix overlap so I'll be switching over soon (We're spoiled for options today - Wimbledon final was broadcast on ESPN in real time early this AM but is being re-telecast on ABC right now - so the Tour/Silverstone/Wimbledon are all on telly simultaneously)
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Jul 6th, 2014, 01:49 PM
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jj - we had the same trouble - at times we were swapping between 3 channels in a vain attempt to keep up with all 3 events. Thank goodness there was no cricket or football on as well!
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