FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 28th, 2013
NBC SPORTS NETWORK TO AIR DAILY COVERAGE OF 2013 PARIS-NICE CYCLING COMPETITION
Coverage Begins This Sunday at 1 p.m. ET
Cycling on NBC Sports Network this Month Also Includes Criterium International on March 24
NEW YORK — February 28, 2013 — NBC Sports Network will air daily coverage of the 2013 Paris-Nice, an eight-day cycling competition beginning with the prologue this Sunday at 1 p.m. ET, from Houilles, France, 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 coverage of all eight stages.
NBC Sports Network will air daily coverage of Paris-Nice, the first major European stage race of the year. The race starts with a short 2.9k time trial prologue but also has stages for sprinters as well as mountain stages for climbers. The race will end in dramatic fashion with a winner being crowned atop the Col d’Eze in a time trial. Riders 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 provide insight and commentary for NBC Sports Network’s coverage of Paris-Nice.
Riding in this year’s Criterium International is 2011 Tour de France winner Cadel Evans. Other Tour de France winners Alberto Contador of Team Saxo-Tinkoff and Andy Schleck of Radioshack Leopard will also participate in the famous 2-day spring race.
NBC Sports Network’s March 2013 Cycling Schedule (all times ET, subject to change):
|Sun., March 3||Prologue, Houilles to Houilles||1 p.m.|
|Mon., March 4||Stage 1, Saint-Germain-en Laye to Nemours||12 a.m.|
|Tues., March 5||Stage 2, Vimory to Cerilly||12 a.m.|
|Wed., March 6||Stage 3, Chatel-Guyon to Brioude||12 a.m.|
|Thurs., March 7||Stage 4, Brioude to Saint-Vallier||12 a.m.|
|Fri., March 8||Stage 5, Chateauneuf-du-Pape to La Montagne de Lure||12 a.m.|
|Sat., March 9||Stage 6, Manosque to Nice||12 a.m.|
|Sat., March 10||Stage 7, Nice to Col d’Eze||12 a.m.|
|Sun., March 24||Stage 1, Porto-Vecchio||1 a.m.|