Podcast 25 Apr 2013: Classic Moments, Talking Turkey, Adieu to Ale-Jet & Sir Chris by Cycling Central published on 2013/04/25 07:13:21 +0000 Mutiny! The inmates have taken over the asylum in this Anzac Day Cycling Central podcast. With online editor Phil Gomes overhauled and immobilised, Al Hinds takes to the hot seat accompanied by fellow jailbirds Sarah van Boheemen and Anthony Tan. To begin with, the trio relive their favourite moments from the Spring Classics just past, before scrutinising the superteams that failed to land themselves a monument. Attention then turns towards the ongoing Tour of Turkey, with a cameo from president Abdullah Gül himself. At its midway mark, the eight-day race has seen riders like Mark Renshaw crash and burn while others, including hitherto unknown Natnael Berhane from Eritrea, have prospered, the current African road and TT champ on the cusp of creating history. To cap off proceedings, the careers of two recent retirees in Alessandro Petacchi and Sir Chris Hoy are celebrated. We say thank you and adieu to both - but not before asking what legacy they leave. ================== Giro d'Italia LIVE on SBS! ================== The first of cycling’s three Grand Tours, the Giro d’Italia, will be broadcast on SBS in May with eight live stages as well as daily highlights. Known for its spectacular mountain stages, the Giro d’Italia will begin in Naples on Saturday 5 May, finishing with in Brescia on Sunday 26 May. This year’s Giro d’Italia sets the stage for an epic showdown between the last two Tour de France champions, Bradley Wiggins (Sky) and Cadel Evans (BMC), as well as defending champion Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Sharp) and Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali (Astana). SBS will broadcast daily highlights at 6:00pm in addition to live coverage (Eastern states) of eight key stages on SBS 2 with online streaming at Cycling Central. The coverage will be hosted by Michael Tomalaris with former professional cyclist Henk Vogels. Matthew Keenan and Sydney Olympic gold medallist Scott McGrory will provide commentary, while David McKenzie will be reporting on the ground at the event. Giro d'Italia live stages Stage 8 - 11:05 pm AEST Saturday, 11 May SBS 2 Stage 9 - 10:45 pm AEST Sunday, 12 May SBS 2 Stage 14 - 11:00 pm AEST Saturday, 18 May SBS 2 Stage 15 - 10:45 pm AEST Sunday, 19 May SBS 2 Stage 18 - 11:05 pm AEST Thursday, 23 May SBS 2 Stage 19 - 11:10 pm AEST Friday, 24 May SBS 2 Stage 20 - 11:00 pm AEST Saturday, 25 May SBS 2 Stage 21 - 10:50 pm AESTSunday, 26 May SBS 2 Daily highlights, 6pm SBS 2 from Sunday 5 May.