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Thread: Winning Irish cyclist ignored by RTE -Why

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    Daniel martin won the Liege- Bastogne race yesterday. Watched an interview on tv last night, not RTE, but when listening to the sports news this morning, the seemed to be no mention. I'm sure a telephone call showing our support for an succeeding Irish athelite would have been easy to do.
    I totally understand the dominance of English soccer, but a player bighting another, please. We do not have a lot of sports achievement, so should we not celebrate Daniel's win even more. He might even give us cause to smile during the tour.

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    Hear hear. Well Done!

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    Irish man cycles slightly faster than some other men.. a nation celebrates...

    Far too much "sport" on TV/radio already.
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    Yeah, I saw that on the website but it's rated well down, below several English Premiership stories. A bit strange......
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    Wow. That is one of the one-day Classics! Martin also won the tour of Catalunya recently.

    RTÉ Sport is too obsessed with the Premiership (and horse-racing)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vega1447 View Post
    Irish man cycles slightly faster than some other men.. a nation celebrates...
    It's more deserving of coverage than:
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    RTE don't cover stories that happen in faraway places like Belgium or France or Germany.

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    It wasn't the Tour de France. Relax you mopes. It was the top story in the Cycling category.
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    Quote Originally Posted by picador View Post
    Wow. That is one of the one-day Classics! Martin also won the tour of Catalunya recently.

    RTÉ Sport is too obsessed with the Premiership (and horse-racing)
    Beside the Paris-Roubaix it is THE classic to win. These races are the central plank of what makes a truly great cyclist, the Grand Tours are a spectacle but these ones separate the talent on a different level - if anyone saw the race yesterday they would have seen how, e.g., the Sky team was pulled apart even after they tried to control the race, 260km in 6 hrs 40 is an immense pace with over 4,200 meters of elevation gain.
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    I'd have said cycling isn't exactly flavour of the month what with the Lance Armstrong story etc.

    Who's interested in steroid pumped cyclists winning races, like one would expect steroid pumped cyclists to do?
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