2012 Paris-Nice cycling TV schedule on NBC Sports Network

NBC Sports Network has coverage of all eight stages of the Paris-Nice cycling event from France beginning Sunday, March 4, at 3pm ET. The “Race to the Sun” begins just outside of Paris and travels south for 1,155.5 kilometers to Nice, where it will end with a time trial on the Col d’Eze for the first time since 2001. Paul Sherwen and Bob Roll provide commentary and analysis (and will probably really annoy cycling fans). Paris-Nice cycling TV schedule and press release from NBC Sports below:


Coverage Begins This Sunday at 3 p.m. ET

New Race Course includes two Individual Time Trials at First and Last Stage

NEW YORK – February 28, 2012  — NBC Sports Network will air daily coverage of the 2012 Paris-Nice, an eight-day cycling competition beginning in Dampierre-en-Yvelines, a commune just outside of Paris, and finishing in Nice, in the south of France. For the second year in a row, NBC Sports Network will air full HD coverage of all eight stages, beginning with two-hours of coverage this Sunday at 3 p.m. ET.

Coverage will include special features and profiles of the athletes, as well as an in-depth look at the team additions and changes this race season. Additionally, for the first time since 1995, the race will conclude in a crucial and dramatic individual time-trial as the cyclists give one final push up the Col d’Eze. Ten of the top 15 riders in last year’s Tour de France will participate in this year’s race; including Frank & Andy Schleck for Team RadioShack-Nissan and defending champion Tony Martin for Omega Pharma-Quickstep. Six American riders are scheduled to race including, Levi Leipheimer, riding for Omega Pharma-Quickstep, BMC’s Tejay Van Garderen and Taylor Phinney.

Veteran cycling commentators and former competitive cyclists Paul Sherwen and Bob Roll will provide insight and commentary for NBC Sports Network’s coverage.

NBC Sports Network’s on-air schedule for the 2012 Paris-Nice (all times ET, subject to change):
Sun., March 4 Stage 1, Dampierre-en-Yvelines to Saint-Rémy-lès-Chevreuse (TT) 3 p.m. ET
Mon., March 5 Stage 2, Mantes-la-Jolie to Orléans 4:30 p.m. ET
Tues., March 6 Stage 3, Vierzon to Lac de Vassivière 4:30 p.m. ET
Wed., March 7 Stage 4, Brive-la-Gaillarde to Rodez 4:30 p.m. ET
Thurs., March 8 Stage 5, Onet-le-Chateau to Mende 4:30 p.m. ET
Fri., March 9 Stage 6, Suze-la-Rousse to Sisteron 4:30 p.m. ET
Sat., March 10 Stage 7, Sisteron to Nice 3 p.m. ET
Sun., March 11 Stage 8, Nice to Col d’Èze (TT) 10:30 p.m. ET

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11 Responses to 2012 Paris-Nice cycling TV schedule on NBC Sports Network

  1. Mike Haase says:

    I have Comcast and the race was on at 11:00 pm CST earlier in the week but nothing last night or scheduled tonight. I miss Versus and Bob.

  2. RB says:

    Boo to NBC Sports — all the bike coverage for Paris-Nice is at Midnight in my area.

  3. Alan Innes says:

    For the most part NBCSN does a great job of providing vareity so why would you treat cycling so casually. Less fishing and more cycling or at least broadcast the events when you say you are going to.

  4. Julie Meeker says:

    Regarding the pre-race Tour de France: Please let Bob Roll interact with Phil and John. Scott is so sad and so boring. Bob Roll is doing his best, basically by himself.

  5. Luan Do says:

    Please you can channel 11 tv

  6. Guy Anderson says:

    DirecTv Guide lists final stage coverage beginning at 10 PM CDT. It’s now 10:15 and hockey is showing!

    What’s up?

  7. Marc Gelbke says:

    Agree with all comments so far. More cycling with good time slots and less fishing shows. Also MLS is fine, but let’s bring in some european soccer to NBC Sports.

  8. Mark Dean says:

    How many times can you catch a bass for god’s sake??!!?? VS did do a better job of slotting the programs, fortunately, they have left the “A” team of Liggett, Sherwin, Rolle. etc. intact. NBC needs to know that there are millions of roadies and tri geeks out there who love to watch “real” cyclists get the job done!!

  9. Michael Manard says:

    I have to admit that I am missing Versus coverage of cycling. The final stage of Paris-Nice doesn’t air until 11 PM EDT on Sunday. That time slot tells me that NBCSN isn’t really that interested in covering cycling. Perhaps if NBCSN devoted less air time to “sports” like fishing, they would be able to schedule prestigous cycling events before 11 PM.

  10. Bill Bates says:

    I’m confused – what Direct TV channel will this broadcast be on? I’d have thought 625, but it does not show up in the guide. Thanks!

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