Wow! Who says only the Italian 'tifosi' is passionate about its
cycling? Australians have clearly grown to become as passionate and
sophisticated about the sport as their European counterparts.
judging by your comments regarding the SBS broadcast commentary of the
Giro d'Italia you also care deeply about how your daily diet of cycling
We have been overwhelmed by your concern.
the past few days we've been listening and recording your comments - in
the articles and blogs - with regard to your disappointment at the
quality of the commentary supplied by our Italian broadcast partners -
a disappointment we've shared with you. As a result, we've made a
change to ensure the wonderful pictures from Italy are backed up by the
best commentary available to us.
With Phil and Paul both on
well-deserved breaks ahead of the Tour de France, we'll have the
all-Australian combination of Mike Tomalaris and two-time Giro d'Italia
competitor Trent Wilson on the mics to commentate from this weekend's
Tomo, you know all about, and Trent's extensive
racing experience in the US, and his prowess as a climbing specialist
will give us valuable insight not only into the race itself, but also
the the minds of the competitors.
Mike and Trent will take
over the commentary reins from Saturday night's Morbegno to Bergamo
stage and you will hear their voices both on-air and online.
short, you talked, and we listened, and we hope your enjoyment of not
only the Giro, but all the other awesome cycling coming our way this
year, will continue to grow as a result, and we here at SBS, and
through Cycling Central, can sate your voracious appetite for the
highest quality coverage from around the world.