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Track Cycling on ITV4

Postby Paul 8v » Sun Jan 06, 2013 23:11 pm

Just saw this was on if anyone's interested...

Wednesday 9th Jan @ 8:00 PM

Track Cycling: Revolution Series

Sian Welby and Paralympic Champion Sarah Storey present action from the third round of this year's Revolution Series from Manchester's National Cycling Centre. The emphasis turns to the sprinters as Team GB's Philip Hindes and Germany's Robert Forstemann feature in an all-star sprinting line-up. Meanwhile, Rapha Condor Sharp look to build their lead in the Elite Championship. SUB

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Re: Track Cycling on ITV4

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Re: Track Cycling on ITV4

Postby Paul 8v » Mon Jan 07, 2013 08:01 am

Cool pics, look forward to watching this, especially after having no cycling on telly for ages!

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Re: Track Cycling on ITV4

Postby Paul 8v » Wed Jan 09, 2013 20:53 pm

Just watching this now, quite entertaining so far, love the dodgy euro style 80's graphics before and after the ad breaks!

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Re: Track Cycling on ITV4

Postby Richmond Racer » Wed Jan 09, 2013 21:07 pm

like the rider cam

Li'l Pete K was bloody impressive in the Points race.

Adam Blythe had spent A LOT of time on his hair

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Re: Track Cycling on ITV4

Postby Paul 8v » Wed Jan 09, 2013 21:13 pm

I'm wondering if we will see rider cams a bit more in the future as they get smaller and lighter, would be great to see some in the Peloton. Would have been nice if Contador had one in the Vuelta then we would have seen THAT breakaway whist the Spanish TV crew were all in bed still!

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Re: Track Cycling on ITV4

Postby Turfle » Wed Jan 09, 2013 21:19 pm

Getting excited by Li'l Pete K. He's gonna start the season on fire.

He and Clancy are different class.

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Re: Track Cycling on ITV4

Postby Richmond Racer » Wed Jan 09, 2013 21:27 pm

Turfle wrote:Getting excited by Li'l Pete K. He's gonna start the season on fire.

He and Clancy are different class.



Clancy's shaping up as one of the best ever British trackies - and to be able to go from the TP Man 1 to TS Man 3, well, that's something that's just unheard of, an incredibly rare thing. I heard that the head coach of the French (I think) mens endurance squad had his mouth wide open at the Glasgow World Cup when he saw Clancy bombing around in the TS.

Li'l Pete...yeah, big hopes for him showing this year.

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Re: Track Cycling on ITV4

Postby Omar Little » Wed Jan 09, 2013 21:31 pm

Paul 8v wrote:I'm wondering if we will see rider cams a bit more in the future as they get smaller and lighter, would be great to see some in the Peloton. Would have been nice if Contador had one in the Vuelta then we would have seen THAT breakaway whist the Spanish TV crew were all in bed still!


they had them in the tour of california a couple of years ago, there was some great footage in the sprints

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Re: Track Cycling on ITV4

Postby Paul 8v » Wed Jan 09, 2013 21:35 pm

I'll have to try and look that up, I think it would be pretty good for the viewer if they had more of these

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Re: Track Cycling on ITV4

Postby durhamwasp » Wed Jan 09, 2013 22:16 pm

Im really glad its on - far better than no cycling, and hopefully good viewing figures will lead to even more cycling on UK tv..

However, i think the presentation is pretty poor, like the split screen for one race, where it was as good as impossible to tell who was winning, and the fact that in the timed events, they dont leave the best time on the screen. Also, why not show more womens events? I dare say they are more entertaining than some of the mens stuff.

I know, i know, i shouldnt complain, but just feel it could be done far better.
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Re: Track Cycling on ITV4

Postby Pross » Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:08 am

Ball locks, forgot it was on - wife was out and I was looking for something to watch but never think to check ITV4!

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Re: Track Cycling on ITV4

Postby Turfle » Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:59 pm

durhamwasp wrote:Im really glad its on - far better than no cycling, and hopefully good viewing figures will lead to even more cycling on UK tv..

However, i think the presentation is pretty poor, like the split screen for one race, where it was as good as impossible to tell who was winning, and the fact that in the timed events, they dont leave the best time on the screen. Also, why not show more womens events? I dare say they are more entertaining than some of the mens stuff.

I know, i know, i shouldnt complain, but just feel it could be done far better.


They normally do show the women's races, or at least the ones with Trott, Vos, Armitstead, or other big names in, but looking at the results it seems there were no senior women's races at round 3.

The presentation could definitely use some more on screen information, like who is actually racing in the race they're showing!

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Re: Track Cycling on ITV4

Postby Richmond Racer » Thu Jan 10, 2013 13:05 pm

Pross wrote:Ball locks, forgot it was on - wife was out and I was looking for something to watch but never think to check ITV4!



ITV Player can be your friend - its up there

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Re: Track Cycling on ITV4

Postby durhamwasp » Thu Jan 10, 2013 22:25 pm

Turfle wrote:
durhamwasp wrote:Im really glad its on - far better than no cycling, and hopefully good viewing figures will lead to even more cycling on UK tv..

However, i think the presentation is pretty poor, like the split screen for one race, where it was as good as impossible to tell who was winning, and the fact that in the timed events, they dont leave the best time on the screen. Also, why not show more womens events? I dare say they are more entertaining than some of the mens stuff.

I know, i know, i shouldnt complain, but just feel it could be done far better.


They normally do show the women's races, or at least the ones with Trott, Vos, Armitstead, or other big names in, but looking at the results it seems there were no senior women's races at round 3.

The presentation could definitely use some more on screen information, like who is actually racing in the race they're showing!

Ive watched the last 3 Revolution's on ITV4 (1st Armistead presented, 2nd Armistead competed and this one) and the only female bit i can remember was them showing the ladies Elimination race where Vos outsprinted Armistead.
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Re: Track Cycling on ITV4

Postby Richmond Racer » Thu Jan 10, 2013 22:30 pm

They made a bit of a thing about the last Revolution (early Dec?) because Armitsted and Vos were riding - even then despite them riding 3 events they only showed one - the Elimination?

They focus on the guys' races to the exclusion of showing most of the womens racing when there is any - even when its Vos awesomeness

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Re: Track Cycling on ITV4

Postby arran77 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 20:06 pm

Just started on ITV4 again 8)
"Arran, you are like the Tony Benn of smut. You have never diluted your depravity and always stand by your beliefs. You have my respect sir and your wife my pity" :lol:

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Re: Track Cycling on ITV4

Postby Yellow Peril » Fri Feb 08, 2013 07:19 am

Always a good night out but they need a bit more "boom boom" to give the venues a bit of atmosphere. Perhaps they could pump up the volume a bit for some races and illuminate the track but dim the lights over the seats. erhaps a trip to Gent for the orghanisers is in order


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