Cycling – 1985 – Highlights – Battle For The Tour Du France Between Bernard Hinault + Greg LeMond

DOG ASIDE: Bernard Hinault (born 14 November 1954) is a Breton former professional cyclist….who won the Tour de France five times….and he is one of only seven cyclists to have won all three Grand Tours….as well as one of two cyclists to have won each more than once….with the other being Alberto Contador.  He won the Tour de France in 1978, 1979, 1981, 1982 and 1985….as seen in…

Cycling – 1987 – CBSs Tim Ryan + John Dockery Showcase Town Of St Tropez On The Tour De France

DOG ASIDE: Saint-Tropez (Sant-Troupès in Provençal dialect) is a town on the French Riviera….which is 100km (62 miles) west of Nice in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region of southeastern France.  Saint-Tropez was a military stronghold and fishing village until the beginning of the 20th century. It was the first town on this coast to be liberated during World War II as part of Operation Dragoon. After the war, it…

Cycling – 1987 – NBCs Bill Macatee Showcases Tour De France In Review – Featuring IRE Stephen Roche

DOG ASIDE: This video excerpt is from an NBC production that provided a highlights review of the year in sports in 1987…..which was hosted by Bill Macatee….as this was his segment on cycling in 1987…..which featured the outstanding season had by Ireland’s Stephen Roche Stephen Roche (born 28 November 1959) is an Irish former professional road racing cyclist….who in…

Cycling – 1986 – CBS John Tesh Interviews USA Greg LeMond After His Prologue In Tour De France

DOG ASIDE: In 1986, USA Greg LeMond became the first non-European professional cyclist to win the Tour de France….then LeMond was accidentally shot with multiple pellets while hunting in 1987…..and missed the next two Tours…..only to return to the 1989 Tour…..while completing an improbable comeback by winning in dramatic fashion on the race’s final stage….then he successfully…

Cycling – 1987 – Tour De France – IRE Tony Roche + ESP Pedro Delgado + FRA Jean-Francois Bernard

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1987 Tour de France was the 74th edition of the race….while taking place from July 1st to 26th….and  consisted of 25 stages over 4,231 km (2,629 mi)….which provided the closest three-way finish in the Tour until the 2007 Tour de France….and was won by Stephen Roche….the first and so far only Irishman to do so….as the winner of…

Cycling – 1985 – Tour De France – Bernard Hinault + Greg LeMond + Stephen Roche

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1985 Tour de France was the 72nd Tour de France….which took place from June 28th to July 21st  over 4,109 km (2,553 mi) in 22 stages and a prologue….as France’s Bernard Hinault would attempt to equal the records of Jacques Anquetil and Eddy Merckx….who had each won the Tour de France five times….for Hinault was unable to compete due to tendinitis in 1983….while finishing 2nd to Laurent…

Cycling – 1987 – Tour De France – Ireland Stephen Roche Winner

DOG COMMENTARY:    The 1987 Tour de France was the race’s 74th edition….which took place from July 1st thru 26th….and  consisted of 25 stages over 4,231 km (2,629 mi)….which resulted in the closest three-way finish in the Tour until the 2007 Tour de France….and it was won by Stephen Roche….who was the first and only Irishman to do so….after the winner of…

Special – 1981 – Sports Year In Review – Host George Plimpton

DOG ASIDE: In this George Plimpton special, he looks at the year 1981 in sports….while providing the viewer with some awesome highlights of the accomplishments of many athletes and several teams to include Alpine Skiing World Cup overall champ USA Phil Mahre….with women’s overall champ Marie-Theres Nadig of Switzerland….along with cycling’s Bernard Hinault of France win in the Tour…