Categories; Discussions; Sign in; Forum home › Road cycling forum › Pro race. Someone died in a car crash at a motorsport event and the French wanted to show it. If you’re editing highlights, it’s the perfect place to come back in. Are you following The Telegraph Cycling Podcast? Facebook gives people the … British brand’s newest all-roader is high on versatility and fairly easy on the pocket, The Lezyne Zecto Drive Max 250 rear light is a compact, versatile, blindingly bright rear light with. Felix Lowe hooked up with Hatch for a chat about the unique challenges of 2020, some of the unforgettable memories it created and how he approach his essay in The Road Book 2020.. "We got to May and there was talk of things maybe starting up again. RH: Brexiters are the ones who give me crap on Twitter, about saying people’s names with the correct foreign pronunciation. Mental. He works with individuals, companies and organizations to help them do their work, better. How about a thread in praise of Rob Hatch? Unfortunately he loves his own voice far too much. I was lucky to do my work experience at Eurosport News. “Is that it,” asked Rob Hatch. Cyc: You’re not afraid to reply to people who knock you on Twitter, are you? Directed by Koen Brandt. And a question of individual preference. Which is bizarre! The commentary line-up will include regular voices Rob Hatch and Carlton Kirby, who will also joined by cycling … And the other was sort of between the two: semi-suspicious, bit of pity, the whole crossing to the other side of the carriage thing. Three months, and basically the first day I went in I was broadcasting. RH: We have things called ‘cue points’ in commentary where you reset the scene. He might be dead here.’ Then you start changing your tone. “It’s much more nuanced than people think,” Hatch said. “Rumours were circulating overnight and this morning that finally the bunch are going to get together and show their solidarity. So I’ll tell you again who’s in the breakaway, reiterating how many kilometres to go, what the gap is. I can understand the view on censorship, but I still think that’s bad taste. And I didn’t want him to think I was crap, because he’s a nice bloke. Nothing has happened so far.”. We do this with great authority, from the comfort of our settee, a range of drinks and snacks within our wingspan. RH: I was born and raised in Accrington. It’s frustrating at times – you do feel like you’re pissing in the wind with social media. The global pandemic meant Eurosport commentator Rob Hatch had to broadcast the Grand Tours from a makeshift studio at his home in Spain. 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Rob Hatch is a freelance broadcaster that can be found commentating on cycling for Eurosport television, BBC Radio 5 Live, IMG Media and more. I didn’t learn a great deal, but it did give me the opportunity to have a go at broadcasting. The Supreme 1.1 is Fuji's fastest-ever road bike, and it's just for women. I would much prefer that duo at the Tour and Vuelta (keeping the odd input from Jon Harris Bass at grand tours). I’m not a huge fan. I wondered what were his thoughts about that? She’s taken pictures of me standing on chairs and all sorts. “Not for the first time they leave us in shock. October 7 | This week’s Telegraph Cycling Podcast includes a guest appearance by David Millar, talking about his new book, The Racer, as Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Rob Hatch discuss the latest cycling news, from Il Lombardia, won by Vincenzo Nibali, to Marcel Kittel’s move to Etixx-QuickStep. I’d hope more than half the time that I know the answer, but I’m steering the expert the way I want them to go to explain certain things. May 2014 edited May 2014 in Pro race. “We’re shocked because at this point in the lead-out we were expecting to be talking about something a little bit different,” said Eurosport commentator Rob Hatch. The first time I did a broadcast this posher voice came out. Sean and I looked at each other thinking, ‘This is a bit scary. "And aside from a word hearing that Nicolas Roche and Luke Rowe tried to organise something today, I have to say that I’m pretty indignant, angry, disgusted that nobody has shown solidarity with the man at the front (Réza) at all. Get ready for a story with some incredible plot twists, featuring cameo appearances by heroes from one hundred years of cycling history. Articulate, insightful, intelligent commentary enhancing my Giro viewing immensely. The Service Course, a new tech show by The Cycling Podcast launched in 2019 with YouTube star … RH: Mathieu van der Poel winning the Amstel Gold Race was the moment of the season. I said, ‘Our British viewers won’t accept that. We make assumptions and deliver tactical manoeuvres on behalf of the riders. Cyc: You’re sometimes criticised for the simplicity of the questions you ask on air. We’ve seen it in so many different areas of sport since competition resumed, and we haven’t really seen it in cycling. Rob Hatch and Dan Lloyd react to the underwhelming promised display of solidarity with anti-racism sentiments at the start of the final stage of the Tour. Cyc: What’s it like for you working with Sean Kelly? And as the riders rolled through kilometre zero and the stage officially began it become clear that no group stand was going to be forthcoming. It’s nice that you can have a relationship – I just wish people were a bit more civil and understanding. Rob is also a professional coach, trainer, and speaker. Remember, we’re commentating from a studio in London. Sounds like it was a rider-initiated move, in conjunction with the CPA. We still need to educate people. On 'The Cycling Podcast', they have pre-recorded Rob Hatch (Chief Superintendent of the Pronunciation Police) clips whenever the hosts mangle a foreign riders' name, accompanied by a 'nee-naw-nee-naw' siren. Unfortunately this time it’s in rather poor taste.”, Every Re-Cycle podcast - Iconic stories, richly told, Blazin' Saddles: Review of the new cycling film, The Racer, Pogacar has 'conflicting emotions' of pipping Roglic to Tour win, © Eurosport, a Discovery Company 2021 – All rights reserved, Phenomenal Pogacar has changed cycling - Wiggins, Fearless Pogacar forced crack in Roglic's resolve. But that’s the state the world’s in. Quite funny. Cyc: What was your favourite race you commented on last year? Robert has 22 jobs listed on their profile. I do it because I feel I have to do it. We know that Kevin Réza is a local rider here in Mantes la Jolie and he was going to lead them out. View Robert Hatch’s profile on LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional community. When I spoke with Rob Hatch, Velon – an action group formed of pro-cycling teams – had just started talking about onboard cameras and putting far more infographics onscreen. Cycling 'We might not ever see a Giro like that again' - Rob Hatch's 2020 memories The global pandemic meant Eurosport commentator Rob Hatch had … Remember Domenico Pozzovivo going down [on Stage 3 of the 2015 Giro]? Team Vital Concept Cycling Club rider France's Kevin Reza waits prior to the 21st and last stage of the 107th edition of the Tour de France cycling race, 122 km between Mantes-la-Jolie and Champs Elysees Paris, on September 20, 2020. Leading journalists reported news of an expected stance, with Orla Chennoui saying: “I understand the peloton will make some sort of gesture today against racism. Eurosport and GCN: Carlton Kirby, Rob Hatch, Sean Kelly, Brian Smith Eurosport has had a shake-up for this year with coverage also being shared on the GCN app, though many of … The Cycling Podcast features regular contributions from journalists François Thomazeau, Ciro Scognamiglio, Fran Reyes and sports commentator Rob Hatch. From the section Cycling Rob Hatch and Rob Hayles persevere despite their desk collapsing during commentary on the final moments of stage four of … It will start at 3PM (BST) on April 12, and the route will be suitable for all ability categories, A – D. The ride will take approximately 40 minutes. “I think that it’s a question of taste. The sadness is that Kirby knows his subject and if only he shut up from times to time it would be more pleasurable for me as a viewer and kistener. I’d like to think I don’t need the validation. RH: Previously people would just forget about something that might have annoyed them, but now it’s so easy to pick up your phone and tweet. See the complete profile on LinkedIn and discover Robert’s connections and jobs at similar companies. RH: My main job as lead commentator – as well as to get the voice right and call the action and the moments right – is to get the best out of the experts I’m with. Cyclist™ is a registered trade mark. Rob Hatch. We’re not happy about it and we understand what you’re thinking at home. Cyc: What’s the thing you’re criticised for the most? That’s bad taste.’ And I had a shouting match, in French, in the middle of the office. Don't miss this unique storytelling concept and tune in this weekend. Let us know what you think of the show in the comment section below. I’ll ask questions that people at home will think, ‘God, that’s a basic question!’. BBC Radio 5 live cycling commentator Rob Hatch "It was a dangerous situation and one that will concern riders. Cyc: Fortunately it didn’t affect either of your voices. "We had been led to believe that there was going to be a show of solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. Our French producers will say, ‘If you don’t show it, it’s censorship.’ I’ve had this argument, going back to my work experience. All rights reserved. “There is a problem in the upper echelons of cycling’s management,” Eurosport commentator Rob Hatch says. How about a thread in praise of Rob Hatch? However, aside from a select group of riders writing anti-racist messages on their masks before the stage, there was no sign of a clear stand during the roll-out when the television cameras were rolling, with Kevin Réza left largely on his own during the opening kilometres. On the Tube, going to work, there were three types of reaction to how I looked after the crash. I actually reckon my accent has got broader since I moved away. He reports on cycling’s largest events. Macaloon Posts: 5,545. Cycling interviews carried out live during the Giro d'Italia in 2010 & 2011, with excerpts from the Giro 2012 Presentation in Milan. It is a race into which a full century of anecdotes having to do with the Tour of Flanders have been incorporated. Rob Hatch is the President and Co-Founder of Owner Media Group Inc. Rob Hatch and Dan Lloyd react to the underwhelming promised display of solidarity with anti-racism sentiments at the start of the final stage of the Tour. We’re watching images and getting quite uncomfortable with the fact they’re being broadcast. We both ended up on the floor at one point. But I’ve got to steer him in that direction because that’s when they shine. Is it fair to say you have a TV voice and a regular Rob Hatch voice? I’ve never had that in my life. Join Facebook to connect with Rob Hatch and others you may know. I think the biggest problem in our business is ego. ‘So, Sean, why are they not going to chase the breakaway now?’ Well, it’s bloody obvious, isn’t it? I think my line was, ‘I’ve never, ever seen anything like this in my life!’ [Co-commentator] Matt Stephens was on his knees laughing as Van der Poel came across the line, it was that crazy. Rob Hatch: We’ve been spoilt over the last couple of years with the Giro, even the 2014 race where Nairo Quintana won the pink jersey, that was a brilliant race. It is such a pleasure to listen to Rob Hatch, Matt Stephens and Brian Smith on Eurosport and Ned Boulting and David Miller on ITV4. Rob Hatch: commentary Ninja Watching a bike race involves conjecture. And you think, ‘Right, what do we say here?’. Share: Ineos’ eRide is an opportunity for everyone to ride with the best of the best. On the Tube, going to work, there were three types of reaction to how I looked after the crash. I lost the battle and the war on that one. Cyc: During a six-hour stage you will often repeat yourself. “Take nothing away from Pogacar and his team’s celebrations. Cyclist: You seem to be recovering well after coming off your bike a few weeks ago in what your co-commentator Magnus Bäckstedt called an ‘NBF’: Nothing But Face. Millar’s book is the follow-up to his […] And, as Joanna Rowsell will tell you, I do tend to get animated. Eurosport’s Rob Hatch and Matt Stephens will guide you through the event, doing exclusive rider interviews throughout the live broadcast. Rob Hatch: It was a real social education. August 22 | The Cycling Podcast reviews stage three of the Vuelta a España with Richard Moore and Rob Hatch at the Rapha Cycle Club at Spitalfields and Daniel Friebe in Spain. Rob Hatch is in Mallorca, Sean Kelly is in Bath, Orla Chennaoui is in The Netherlands. In broadcasting half of getting it right – more, even – is in the voice. RH: I think in Paris – 2007, Eurosport News. Co-commentator Dan Lloyd followed up on those comments, saying: “I think everybody has been waiting for some show of solidarity amongst the pro peloton since day one of this year’s Tour de France, as people have done in other sports, other athletes across other sports. It’s a performance because, if you’re going to do it properly, you need to modulate your voice, you need to work on your intonation. And the other was just before that, when Katarzyna Niewiadoma won. He has over 25 years experience in leading organizations and businesses as both owner and executive director. I’d just done a masters degree in Madrid that was sort of run in conjunction with Eurosport. “Everybody was there at the start with the public around them, what an image that would have been in Mantes la Jolie. Van Aert on #NoToRacism: I wrote this message in the biggest letters I could, we need to show unity. Written by Dirk Van Nijverseel and Paul Wauters. “Has professional cycling missed the memo and the moment? And I hit up Rob Hatch, a commentator with Eurosport, who has previously apologized for the images he’s commentating on. View the profiles of people named Rob Hatch on Facebook. Cyc: What are the hardest moments you’ve commentated on? RH: For me, there’s a sort of emergency protocol that subconsciously kicks in. The next was pity. Read writing from Rob Hatch on Medium. I would much prefer that duo at the Tour and Vuelta (keeping the odd input from Jon Harris Bass at grand tours). They’re basic things that if you’ve just tuned in you want to know. The commentator — the quite brilliant Rob Hatch of Eurosport — suggested it may have been an inhaler. You say it how you want – I couldn’t care less! Copyright © Dennis Publishing Limited 2021. Definitely posher than the one I have now. Matt Stephens will be Eurosport’s dedicated reporter on all Grand Tour coverage, bringing breaking news, updates, and interviews from inside the peloton. And they both happened in the one day. It might annoy people, but it’s proper broadcast practice. But we are waiting and we desperately hope that something will happen. Photography: Sitting on the top tube to be outlawed from April, along with throwing bottles into the road, 33-year-old signs as directeur sportif for Trinty Racing after retiring from racing in 2020, Applications for two women aged between 17 and 22 to join the Škoda DSI Cycling Academy with route. Freelance Broadcaster ~ Can be found commentating on Cycling, Volleyball, Football & more for Eurosport, IMG, BBC Radio 5Live & assorted others ~ ENG/ESP/ITA/FR. 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