Watching cycling - Paris-Nice

Hey guys,

I am still not working on my BA Thesis at the moment as I have to wait for an important book. But instead I am reading through all the fantastic blogs on blogger.com and check the latest news.

Additionally I watch TV, because as a cyclist I am very interested in the Race "Paris - Nice" which is one of the first great European races in the year. It takes place now in France and I watch it on Eurosport. Like the name already says, they cycle around 1000 km, starting in the cold Paris and drive through nearly whole France to the warm Mediterranean where the beautiful village Nice lies in eight days. Because of this the race is called "Race to the Spring". Its really interesting how the landscape now looks, very grey and brown, and what it is like in July when the "Tour de France" takes place.

So I am happy of being entertainted and hope for some warmer days outside, so that I can start my own training this year. And when I hopefully finished my BA Thesis, its time for the great races of the year, like "Giro d'Italia", "The Tour de France", "The Vuelta" in Spain and also the "Tour of California" which was much fun to watch last year, because they had a live internet stream.

Do you guys watch cycling? Is it on tv in yur country?

More infos can you find here: Paris - Nice

53 comments:

Alexander said...

That's great to find another cyclist out here on the blogosphere :) I've had cycling (specifically racing) in my family for 3 generations and right now I went to my specific college specifically for cycling. And I watch it whenever I can, if you ever wanna talk about races then I'm open!

Freddy said...

Everyone on the Tour de France is doped. so it´s no sport.

tearinox said...

I watch some cycling races sometimes like Tour De France. Not my thing really though. But 1000km is a long race lol

thenitefalls said...

I never seen cylcing on tv here but it would be awesome to experience cylcing in that race!

Devon Davidson said...

I haven't gone biking in years... :(

Liquidmaster said...

sometimes i watch cycling,im not all into it but its alrite
nice post though ;)

The Angry Lurker said...

I do watch the tour de France when it's on tv.

XXII said...

My parents are really really into biking

Tieran said...

Not that much into cycling here, though I probably should be since my country is pretty good at it, I hear. I'm Belgian btw. xD

Random Fan said...

I love cycling, but I can't watch it at all.

Chris said...

Watching cycling sounds pretty borring.

Niko said...

VEry Nice Blog dude !
Keep that good work!

greenluigi123 said...

not my thing to be fair
but hopefully its a good race for those that actually like it

Burger said...

1000km is crazy! I did 40-50km mountain biking before but nothing like that!

tak47 said...

ahh.. paris to beautiful nice. I saw this movie called Brice de Nice, about a surfer from Nice. They make so many puns in that movie

Viljami said...

nice post

Alphabeta said...

I don't watch it, but I saw a great vimeo downhill run clip recently.
Did you catch it?

baxxman said...

@Alphabeta: No I did not. Do you have a link?

Steven said...

Never watch it except for the Tour de France everyonce in a while

Meghan Moran said...

Don't get to watch much cycling, save the Tour de France.

A Hermit said...

That's a long way to cycle, they must get tired

Assange No.1 Fan said...

Same as Steven, except I only watch a few takes and clips from Tour de France.

Questions said...

I don't think I could watch cycling on the TV. Not enough action.

Justin said...

I'm not too big on cycling, but it's always fun. Also, I'm pretty sure the U.S. has like every television channel possible...not sure if that's saying a good thing, lol. But yeah, we have it on tv.

sildude said...

Not much of a cyclist. More of a runner.

Dudemeister said...

I like bike races. I can watch that shit for hours.

Something Concupiscible said...

They are really fun. I enjoy cycling as well.

muckyourself said...

never watched cycling, but always respected the athletes, the ones that are not doping

Ray Rousell said...

I enjoy cycling but have not done any for far too many years. I did contemplate riding the 12 miles to work and back but everybody laughed, me included! I do watch the TdF when its on TV, when it ran through England a couple of years ago, it ran 100 yards from my house, that was cool, but over in literally seconds.

A said...

I love cycling, but I don't make way to look for it on TV.

If I come across a cycling event on TV I watch it. Ugh I really have the urge to cycle now...

Matthew Skull said...

I love biking, it's like meditation.

liam said...

i don't know how people can cycle for so long. 30 minutes on a bike at the gym and my legs feel like jello after haha

Aaron M. Gipson said...

I love cycling as is probably one of the most meditative forms of exercise once you get your second and third wind. I've never been much of a runner...

And they don't really show cycling down here in Costa Rica, everything is football down here...

Bluntmasta Flex said...

Haha I also procrastinate on blogspot. I have an exam tomorrow and yet here I am.

Nirei said...

Spain reporting in. We almost lost Contador but it looks like things are back on the right track. :3

Trelin said...

Sounds like nascar without crashes.

mac-and-me said...

i never watch it

stebolius said...

:D Trelin, lolled.

Eric P said...

Never really been interested in cycling unless I'm doing it myself.

Paranormal Explorer said...

Makes me want to get my bike out :P

Jay.CA said...

Will check if ESPN has this. Has it started already?

SKS FKF said...

Sounds like what racing should be - an actual course, instead of a boring closed loop like in Nascar. I'll have to see if it comes on around here.

By the way, I love the new interface for your blog.

LunaSihne said...

Well, I currently do not have cable, and can only watch dvds. But when I did have television, I never saw anything.

Bassislv said...

never watched, can't remember the last time I watched something on tv to be honest

rndmg123 said...

never watched cycling. nice new layout though!

FranklinR said...

Never watched it myself, and riding is way too tiresome. :p

I like this blog so I'm gonna give it a thumbs up in stumbleupon.

ankmanpro said...

I love to cycle!

Kim Anders said...

i do watch it!
but i prefer cyclo cross :) in belgium that is HUGE

Merlyy said...

I find cycling to be as boring as Formula 1 or Boxing, so..no, I don't watch it.

TreeBranchez said...

I like actually cycling as opposed to watching it :L

Spike said...

sweet post, thanks for sharing

Patti D. said...

I get always sleepy when watching cycling on tv.

CandleintheDark said...

Id love to get into some cycling myself

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