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    2013 TdF talk - spoilers allowed!!!

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    Why do they entirely skip any mention of Bauke Mollema when reading the standings on NBCSN? The announcers skip right over his name when it's listed right on the screen. This really stuck out when he was in second to fourth place.....
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    Watching the end of the coverage now.

    I like Phil and Paul, really I do. But Peter Sagan won the green jersey. He earned it. It was never in doubt. They should be talking about him, not the fact that Cavendish wanted to win green.

    Same with Marcel Kittel and his victories. He was the fastest sprinter in the race. This cannot be argued. So talk about him and what he and his team did so well. And STFU about Cavendish. There is no reason at all to utter the name "Cavendish" during the podium ceremonies for this race.

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    Overall this was a good race. And a new generation has taken over the peloton.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Irulan View Post
    Why do they entirely skip any mention of Bauke Mollema when reading the standings on NBCSN? The announcers skip right over his name when it's listed right on the screen. This really stuck out when he was in second to fourth place.....
    Totally agree - he rode very well and really did not get any coverage at all - he deserved more. I heard today from my Dutch connection that he got sick the day before Alpe d'Huez and that's why he dropped back so far in the standings. He was really iffy to start for both that stage and the Friday stage because he was so ill, but he gutted it out. I think he'll be another one to watch in the years to come.

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    2013 TdF talk - spoilers allowed!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by BikeDutchess View Post
    Totally agree - he rode very well and really did not get any coverage at all - he deserved more. I heard today from my Dutch connection that he got sick the day before Alpe d'Huez and that's why he dropped back so far in the standings. He was really iffy to start for both that stage and the Friday stage because he was so ill, but he gutted it out. I think he'll be another one to watch in the years to come.
    Any idea WHY NBCSN is deliberately not mentioning him when he obviously in the standings?
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    Don't know why they mostly ignored him. I actually did hear them read his name at the end of several broadcasts (and Paul in particular had a habit of mispronouncing it) but that was about it. They were raving about Jakob Fuglsang who finished after him in the GC, and Valverde who made that huge tactical error when his wheel broke, but nothing about Mollema.

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    I think they know some riders better than others and perhaps they talk more about the ones they know better. I was happy to hear them do better saying something more resembling Fuglsang (they used to stick an extra g in it and say Fuglsgang).

    They certainly have a longer view of the event and its history than I do!
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    From Jensie's blog:

    http://bicycling.com/blogs/hardlyser...-parting-gift/

    I was trying to explain this on Sunday to a friend who knows nothing about cycling other than "Lance Armstrong cancer doper." Some of the cyclists have such great enthusiasm for what they do, and they're able to show it, either through interviews or blogs or twitter or whatever. To me that's one of the big reasons for following the sport.

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