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If ever there has been a more badly presented programme on TV, I have yet to see it... I have read many times that Greg Lemond is so up his own ar*e that its untrue, how correct those people are.... And he is superbly backed up by a bumbling foreign buffoon, who is equally as clueless.... Cycling is really in need of some knowledgable presenters...  2

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chiv30 [987 posts] 3 years ago
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I saw the first show and thought what a pair of idiots ....never seen it since

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dp24 [204 posts] 3 years ago
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Can't say i've been impressed with it.

Presumably they got a decent reduction on his fee with the product placement of one of his bikes.

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enrique [2386 posts] 3 years ago
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You know, I'm not impressed with LeMond or the other guy, but I like Juan Antonio Flecha a lot! He seems at ease, engaging and excited about the interaction with the cyclists!  1 And who doesn't like Laura Messeger?  1

STEVESPRO 79 wrote:

'LEMOND ON TOUR'

Why are your CAPS ON?

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Colin Peyresourde [1818 posts] 3 years ago
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Actually, for a Tour champion GL is actually quite engagingly vulnerable. From the stuff I have seen he has not been bad. It's hardly any worse than James Richardson in the studio with Magnus 'I'm going to repeat everything you say' Backstedt. Nothing wrong with Richardson (a great and interesting journalist IMO) but Backstedt barely gave any interesting insight and always sounded like his sentences were based on how long he could talk before passing out.

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Him Up North [235 posts] 3 years ago
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Greg Lemond and Stefano Barabino should have their own sitcom. They're cycling's odd couple.

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James Warrener [1086 posts] 3 years ago
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Bizarrely I have loved it.

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bashthebox [752 posts] 3 years ago
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Mmm, can't say I'm enamoured of Stefano but I've got all the time in the world and then a little bit more for Lemond.

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Some Fella [890 posts] 3 years ago
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LeMond is amazing.
Seems a really nice fella and not up his own arse at all. Quite the opposite in fact.
Seems humble and self deprecating.

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Stumps [3496 posts] 3 years ago
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Its getting better as each stage passes, Lemond is spot on but i'm yet to be convinced by the other fella.

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lbuch [20 posts] 3 years ago
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Better than the two buffoons on ITV4 Liggett and Sherwin  45

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 3 years ago
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lbuch wrote:

Better than the two buffoons on ITV4 Liggett and Sherwin  45

Agreed......if Sherwin mentions Gallopin's 'big cycling family' in order to get to 'I rode with one of them on the La Redoute team' one more time I'll Gallop-In and throttle him.

#FlagStoneWalls

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Speedy72 [25 posts] 3 years ago
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think Le Mond is crippled by nerves. When he's talking about racing his persona changes he is relaxed and engaged and interesting. When he's having to the gimmicky filler bits in between he's like a 5 year old with stage fright at the school xmas play...

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James Warrener [1086 posts] 3 years ago
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lbuch wrote:

Better than the two buffoons on ITV4 Liggett and Sherwin  45

+1

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surly_by_name [541 posts] 3 years ago
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The astonishing thing is that they don't appear to have screen tested Greg (he is sooooooooo excruciatingly bad in front of the camera) and decided that they had to find someone else.

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Simon_MacMichael [2497 posts] 3 years ago
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I just can't get past Stefano's orange trousers; way TMI going on there, if you get my drift. Similar to white bibshorts in the wet  31

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Al__S [1248 posts] 3 years ago
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if I'm watching live I go with Carlton & Sean for commentary, then switch to ITV4 post finish for the analysis/punditry

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realdeal [21 posts] 3 years ago
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I think it's great. I like the fact that Greg asks questions that aren't necessarily politically correct. It's not super slick but I find that quite refreshing.

Also you can't fault his knowledge of the sport or this particular race.

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Markus [51 posts] 3 years ago
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I guess because the show is live, as opposed to nicely edited, it all seems a bit awkward.
LeMond is doing OK, I think. As expert on the subject at hand as it gets. He could, maybe, relax a bit.
His co-host Stefano Bernabino apparently speaks an impressive number of different languages, this comes in really handy when doing interviews. Bernabinos English is, however, annoyingly hard to follow. It's not just the pronunciation, it's the cadence as well.
The furniture used as a outdoor studio set is not good. What's that supposed to be, anyway?

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Speedy72 [25 posts] 3 years ago
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Scratch what I said earlier, the number of shots they've given to the the LeMond bike in their random chat has put me right off, LeMond has blown it with his rampant commercialism...

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Some Fella [890 posts] 3 years ago
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Isnt Lemond trying to rebuild his bike brand after Armstrong did his best to destroy it? I think we can give Greg a break on that one eh?

Im not a medical professional but im a little concerned by Greg's little cough. It could be a nervous tic but he should get that seen too.

I agree with a previous correspondent - he is awkward on the trivial but get him talking about racing and and tactics and he is cock on.

I love Bernabinos accent - yesterday when Talansky was coming he said 'I am getting chicken bumps!'
I think he meant goose bumps bless him.