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Giro d’Italia #1 hmmm or rather #3

Well, whew, after last minute, or more post-minute scrambling we found coverage of the Giro on beIN network…never heard of it before but, ok, we’ll check it out. No thanks to Universal for neglecting to fess up that they didn’t get the coverage contract. Can there be a silver lining to the pink jersey? We’ll see. We, sadly, missed Cavendish winning a stage…but we’ll move forward with the viewing hoping to see more of him.

Or we would except that it is nearly impossible to hear what the announcers are saying….dudes! the ‘background’ grinding of the motorcycles or helicopters is supposed to be….hello…..just that….BACKGROUND. What we can glean seems like the guys, still can’t catch their names, are pretty funny in their own Brit ways…chatty, informative…just turn off the fucking noise will you please???

And, well, it’s Italy. So the scenery is, well, Italian…hillsides dotted with stucco and tile villas, narrow roads, not too many fans along the roads but those who are there are adamant.

It is great to have a third access of coverage of cycling…Universal, NBCSports and now BEIN…not bad, more races than we’ve ever had before, doesn’t make us complacent, mind, we still want excellence, but we’re researching Italian wines and will be in touch shortly with appropriate advice for the future stages dining experience.

Who won Stage 3? Check in yourself and find out.

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