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Paris-Nice, the Race to the Sun

Filed under: Coverage,Eurosport,ITV,Live Events,Road racing — MJ Ray @ 12:02+00:00

So the World Tour FreeTV cycling season starts in earnest with Paris-Nice, the race to the sun. You can watch the race every day on France 3 (5w), from about 13:30 CET for the first stage, 16:10 CET during the week.

Eurosport (19e) also has live coverage from Monday, but only highlights in the evening today (Sunday 6 March, the first stage).

There will be a race review on itv4 (28e) at some future date, but I didn’t find it in their schedule yet. I think it’s been something like a month after the race in previous years!

The race organisers list Eurovision as a media sponsor, so it might be on other channels too. Have you seen satellite free TV coverage elsewhere?


  1. Paris-Nice stage 1 was shown Live in British Eurosport 2 on Sunday afternoon (6th March) – 2 whole hours
    good coverage just marred by ill-timed adverts.

    2nd days coverage also suffering from ill-timed ads and some fool at Eurosport decided to run an ad banner across the bottom of the screen while they were sprinting for the line!!!
    How I wish Eurosport would just have the ads from it’s sponsors and not keep promoting other programmes in the middle of live cycling – it’s really annoying and rather pointless – sponsor ads I tolerate as they pay for the coverage.

    Comment by Spongmonkeys — 2011-03-08 @ 03:43+00:00

  2. British Eurosport is not free to watch, sadly. The dead hand of Sky, if I recall correctly.

    France 3’s coverage has been pretty good, although I think their during-coverage sponsor ads are a fairly recent addition, too. At least they put them at the top of the screen, not over the line!

    Comment by MJ Ray — 2011-03-08 @ 04:27+00:00

  3. Highlights programme on itv4 today (Sat 26 March) 10:00-11:05, probably on itv4+1 starting at 11. No repeats found yet.

    Comment by MJ Ray — 2011-03-26 @ 10:03+00:00

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