Back in the Mitten, kolo tc is prepped and thrilled to provide you with all the livestream links you could possibly need. Today, cycling fans have a delightful double-dip of cycling entertainment as the ProTour squads continue with two stage races, Paris-Nice and Tirreno Adriatico.
After some careful clicking around, the wonderful people at ProcyclingLive have the best links so far. Live coverage today will not pick up until roughly 9am EST, and the Paris-Nice stage into Mende should wrap up shortly before 10am. Today’s stage finishes on a 1st Category climb named after legendary Frenchmen Laurent Jalabert, of which he would be proud of for its 10.1% gradient and 3km length. It is no slouch.
The men in Italy will have a flatter but longer day. The 230 km covered today will be the longest stage of the race but will finish along a flat section perfectly suited for the sprinters. With the many mountain top finishers and selective climbs along this year’s T-A route, teams like SKY and Garmin and GreedEdge won’t let a break get too far away, as they’ll surely hope to make this a bunch sprint at the end, and be willing to work for it.