This Sunday, March 3, NBC Sports Network begins daily coverage of Paris-Nice 2013, an eight-day cycling competition that is the first major European stage race of the year. Paris-Nice 2013 marks the second year in the row that NBC Sports Network is offering full coverage of all eight stages of the Paris-Nice race. Sunday’s stage is a short, 2.9k time-trial prologue from Houilles, France, a commune just outside of Paris, but also has stages for sprinters as well as mountain stages for climbers. Paris-Nice 2013 will ultimately end with a winner being crowned atop the Col D’Eze in Nice, in the south of France, in a time trial.
Riders in Paris-Nice 2013 will include American Tejay van Garderen of the BMC Racing Team and veteran Tom Boonen of Omega Pharma — Quickstep. Veteran cycling commentators Paul Sherwen and Steve Schlanger will call Paris-Nice 2013 for NBC Sports Network.
NBC Sports Network Paris-Nice 2013 Coverage (All Times ET; subject to change):
Sunday, March 3: Prologue, Houilles to Houilles — 1pm
Monday, March 4: Stage 1, Saint-Germain-en Laye to Nemours — 12am
Tuesday, March 5: Stage 2, Vimory to Cérilly — 12am
Wednesday, March 6: Stage 3, Châtel-Guyon to Brioude — 12am
Thursday, March 7: Stage 4, Brioude to Saint-Vallier — 12am
Friday, March 8: Stage 5, Châteauneuf-du-Pape to La Montagne de Lure — 12am
Saturday, March 9: Stage 6, Manosque to Nice, 12am
Sunday, March 10: Stage 7, Nice to Col d’Eze — 12am