For years I have said that Phil Ligett and Paul Sherwin are the best announcers in any sport, but Phil has become prone to mistakes so Paul has to bail him out. (Such as stage 1 of the Tour of California when Phil said Degenkolb had won when it was so close it would take the photo to determine that Cavendish beat him by about an inch).
Recently I have decided that Carlton Kirby and Dan Lloyd are the best team. I like them both and I hope they will be on the broadcast here in Canada. It has always been Phil and Paul but the race is changing to a different cable channel so they might pick up a different feed.
Worst commentator is Magnus Backstat, who ums and hesitates repeatedly. Not crazy about Schlanger and Godolsky either. And then there are announcers who never say their name, such as the guy who did the tour of Turkey and maybe Switzerland. I think Backstat's partner is Rob Hatch but he never announces his name either.
Sorry, but I haven't checked spellings. Bagstat?