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. Cyc: What’s the thing you’re criticised for the most? The Supreme 1.1 is Fuji's fastest-ever road bike, and it's just for women. May 2014 edited May 2014 in Pro race. Are you following The Telegraph Cycling Podcast? Which is bizarre! View Robert Hatch’s profile on LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional community. Matt Stephens will be Eurosport’s dedicated reporter on all Grand Tour coverage, bringing breaking news, updates, and interviews from inside the peloton. Cyc: What was your favourite race you commented on last year? It might annoy people, but it’s proper broadcast practice. 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 think the biggest problem in our business is ego. 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 … Read writing from Rob Hatch on Medium. Rob Hatch and Rob Hayles show their professionalism by carrying on with commentary at the Tour de France despite destroying their desk Stuart Clarke July 5, 2016 5:38 pm Tour de France 2016 Rob Hatch: commentary Ninja Watching a bike race involves conjecture. And they both happened in the one day. 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. The Service Course, a new tech show by The Cycling Podcast launched in 2019 with YouTube star … “Whatever way they wish to do it, whether that be taking a knee or not, we were led to believe that something was happening, but it looks as though – unless they’re going to pleasantly surprise us now – that the moment has passed. 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. 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. 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 … “There is a problem in the upper echelons of cycling’s management,” Eurosport commentator Rob Hatch says. Rob Hatch is in Mallorca, Sean Kelly is in Bath, Orla Chennaoui is in The Netherlands. He has over 25 years experience in leading organizations and businesses as both owner and executive director. Cyc: During a six-hour stage you will often repeat yourself. 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. It’s f***ing Sean Kelly! If you’re editing highlights, it’s the perfect place to come back in. That’s bad taste.’ And I had a shouting match, in French, in the middle of the office. Mental. I do it because I feel I have to do it. Quite funny. Why? Rob Hatch. 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. 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. There was the ‘Oohhh, he’s a dodgy character.’ I was head boy, for God’s sake! In an eventful stage with a thrilling finish on a brutally steep climb, there was a win for the lone survivor of the […] 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. We haven’t seen that, apart from a few slogans on some facemasks. I would much prefer that duo at the Tour and Vuelta (keeping the odd input from Jon Harris Bass at grand tours). We both ended up on the floor at one point. Definitely posher than the one I have now. It is a race into which a full century of anecdotes having to do with the Tour of Flanders have been incorporated. The general public is becoming wiser to cycling, but we’re nowhere near as big as we think we are. And you think, ‘Right, what do we say here?’. Robert has 22 jobs listed on their profile. Rob Hatch: It was a real social education. Toggle navigation. “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. Cyc: What are the hardest moments you’ve commentated on? We’ve seen it in so many different areas of sport since competition resumed, and we haven’t really seen it in cycling. But we are waiting and we desperately hope that something will happen. And, as Joanna Rowsell will tell you, I do tend to get animated. 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. The commentator — the quite brilliant Rob Hatch of Eurosport — suggested it may have been an inhaler. How about a thread in praise of Rob Hatch? I’ll ask questions that people at home will think, ‘God, that’s a basic question!’. RH: I think in Paris – 2007, Eurosport News. RH: Brexiters are the ones who give me crap on Twitter, about saying people’s names with the correct foreign pronunciation. I said, ‘Our British viewers won’t accept that. I’m a Blackburn Rovers fan, but I used to watch Accrington Stanley when Blackburn played away. And I hit up Rob Hatch, a commentator with Eurosport, who has previously apologized for the images he’s commentating on. "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. You say it how you want – I couldn’t care less! View the profiles of people named Rob Hatch on Facebook. 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. Copyright © Dennis Publishing Limited 2021. It was a crazy day and  the race commentated for itself, really. I’d like to think I don’t need the validation. Rob Hatch is the President and Co-Founder of Owner Media Group Inc. “Rumours were circulating overnight and this morning that finally the bunch are going to get together and show their solidarity. 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. On the Tube, going to work, there were three types of reaction to how I looked after the crash. “Not for the first time they leave us in shock. We’re not happy about it and we understand what you’re thinking at home. Eurosport’s Rob Hatch and Matt Stephens will guide you through the event, doing exclusive rider interviews throughout the live broadcast. BBC Radio 5 live cycling commentator Rob Hatch "It was a dangerous situation and one that will concern riders. Don't miss this unique storytelling concept and tune in this weekend. They’re basic things that if you’ve just tuned in you want to know. We’re watching images and getting quite uncomfortable with the fact they’re being broadcast. Nothing has happened so far.”. Rob Hatch: It was a real social education. How about a thread in praise of Rob Hatch? 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. And I didn’t want him to think I was crap, because he’s a nice bloke. Three months, and basically the first day I went in I was broadcasting. But that’s the state the world’s in. RH: Mathieu van der Poel winning the Amstel Gold Race was the moment of the season. I lost the battle and the war on that one. When I’m not on TV, obviously. 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. “Everybody was there at the start with the public around them, what an image that would have been in Mantes la Jolie. From the section Cycling Rob Hatch and Rob Hayles persevere despite their desk collapsing during commentary on the final moments of stage four of … Millar’s book is the follow-up to his […] ‘So, Sean, why are they not going to chase the breakaway now?’ Well, it’s bloody obvious, isn’t it? Remember, we’re commentating from a studio in London. The Cycling Podcast features regular contributions from journalists François Thomazeau, Ciro Scognamiglio, Fran Reyes and sports commentator Rob Hatch. I didn’t learn a great deal, but it did give me the opportunity to have a go at broadcasting. Rob Hatch sounds like a seasoned commentator of 55 but looks like a 30-year-old. He might be dead here.’ Then you start changing your tone. Van Aert on #NoToRacism: I wrote this message in the biggest letters I could, we need to show unity. It’s frustrating at times – you do feel like you’re pissing in the wind with social media. 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. 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. Cyc: You’re not afraid to reply to people who knock you on Twitter, are you? Macaloon Posts: 5,545. yeah he is in his 30s and if you ever hear his natural accent, he sounds like a different person altogether. “Is that it,” asked Rob Hatch. So I’ll tell you again who’s in the breakaway, reiterating how many kilometres to go, what the gap is. Cyc: What’s it like for you working with Sean Kelly? I was lucky to do my work experience at Eurosport News. Written by Dirk Van Nijverseel and Paul Wauters. Remember Domenico Pozzovivo going down [on Stage 3 of the 2015 Giro]? He works with individuals, companies and organizations to help them do their work, better. But I’ve got to steer him in that direction because that’s when they shine. 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. We won’t take any credit for that. Sounds like it was a rider-initiated move, in conjunction with the CPA. Get ready for a story with some incredible plot twists, featuring cameo appearances by heroes from one hundred years of cycling history. Join Facebook to connect with Rob Hatch and others you may know. 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. Rob Hatch and Sean Kelly in the past three Giri were fine. Tour de France riders were expected to show solidarity with anti-racism messages at the start of the final stage of the Tour de France on Sunday, but the paucity of the gesture was striking. Freelance Broadcaster ~ Can be found commentating on Cycling, Volleyball, Football & more for Eurosport, IMG, BBC Radio 5Live & assorted others ~ ENG/ESP/ITA/FR. Directed by Koen Brandt. Rob Hatch Matt Stephens Voices impersonator Jonathan Bockstael Tom Van Dyck Koen Brandt and some Flandriens CREDITS Concept by Christophe Ghewy and Paul Wauters for BOWLING BRANDS Commissioned by Dries Verclyte of CYCLING IN FLANDERS & FLANDERS CLASSICS. The first time I did a broadcast this posher voice came out. The next was pity. We do this with great authority, from the comfort of our settee, a range of drinks and snacks within our wingspan. Call him Ni-ba-li, Niba-li, whatever you want to, but why should I say it wrong? I wondered what were his thoughts about that? Share: Ineos’ eRide is an opportunity for everyone to ride with the best of the best. “We saw a few little bits of writing on masks, always welcome of course, things like ‘No to Racism’ and a few slogans, but I haven’t seen any solidarity shown. Giro d'Italia 2020: Full route details for this year's postponed race, How to watch and live stream the Giro d'Italia 2020, The Education First Rapha x Palace kit goes on sale, with a twist, Lezyne Zecto Drive Max 250 rear light review, Quick and efficient bike cleaning with our expert tips, UCI bans 'super tuck' descending position, Ian Stannard returns to professional cycling, Dame Sarah Storey's cycling academy recruiting two new riders. Cyclist™ is a registered trade mark. I can understand the view on censorship, but I still think that’s bad taste. He reports on cycling’s largest events. “It’s much more nuanced than people think,” Hatch said. “I think that it’s a question of taste. 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. I actually reckon my accent has got broader since I moved away. Announcement to be made before the stage.”, And Daniel Friebe of the Cycling Podcast and ITV backed up those reports, saying: “Kevin Réza will lead the Tour out of Mantes-la-Jolie later, alongside the jersey wearers, as the local boy and also to honour the Black Lives Matter movement, ASO say.”. 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. We know that Kevin Réza is a local rider here in Mantes la Jolie and he was going to lead them out. I’d just done a masters degree in Madrid that was sort of run in conjunction with Eurosport. Sean and I looked at each other thinking, ‘This is a bit scary. Cyc: You’re sometimes criticised for the simplicity of the questions you ask on air. Cycling interviews carried out live during the Giro d'Italia in 2010 & 2011, with excerpts from the Giro 2012 Presentation in Milan. “Take nothing away from Pogacar and his team’s celebrations. 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. She’s taken pictures of me standing on chairs and all sorts. The commentary line-up will include regular voices Rob Hatch and Carlton Kirby, who will also joined by cycling … "We had been led to believe that there was going to be a show of solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. 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. “Has professional cycling missed the memo and the moment? I’m not saying everybody has to say the names like I do. Let us know what you think of the show in the comment section below. Categories; Discussions; Sign in; Forum home › Road cycling forum › Pro race. We still need to educate people. I’m not a huge fan. Someone died in a car crash at a motorsport event and the French wanted to show it. Unfortunately he loves his own voice far too much. Facebook gives people the … Rob is also a professional coach, trainer, and speaker. See the complete profile on LinkedIn and discover Robert’s connections and jobs at similar companies. I would much prefer that duo at the Tour and Vuelta (keeping the odd input from Jon Harris Bass at grand tours). The global pandemic meant Eurosport commentator Rob Hatch had to broadcast the Grand Tours from a makeshift studio at his home in Spain. 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. In broadcasting half of getting it right – more, even – is in the voice. 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