Monday, March 5, 2012

Cycling: Paris to Nice - 5 March [2nd Stage])

Paris to Nice cycling is annual event since almost a decade now. It is an eight-days event that passes through some of the beautiful countryside in Europe. The race is also known as the Race to the Sun. Why it is called, can be anybody's guess.

The participants will cover a total distance of 1252.8 km over 8 stages and in 8 grueling days. The race has since started on 4 March in Dampierre-en-Yvelines and will end on 11 March in Nice. 

The weather is always unpredictable during this race. While weather at the start may be sketchy, it is often experienced that the race never finished under a sunny sky in Nice.

In the first stage, Great Britain's Bradley Wiggins finished second in stage one of Paris-Nice as the Team Sky rider completed the 9.4-kilometre time-trial from Dampierre-en-Yvelines to Saint-Rémy-lès-Chevreuse one second behind Sweden's Gustav Larsson on Sunday, 4 March.

The Stage-2 of the race planned on 5th March would be from Mantes-la-Jolie to Orléans, stretched over a distance of 185.5 km (115.3 miles).

The live coverage of the Stage -2 will start by 14:00 GMT.