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Cycling – 1987 – Tour De France – Day 1 – Individual Time Trials With john Dockery + Phil Liggett

Day 1 of the 1987 Tour de France is known as the prologue….which was won by specialist Jelle Nijdam….with none of the favorites having lost much time…..as 2nd place in the prologue was for Polish cyclist Lech Piasecki…..as seen in this video herewith…..and when Piasecki was part of a breakaway in the first stage that won a few seconds….he became the new leader in the general classification….while becoming the first time that an Eastern-European cyclist lead the Tour de France…..whereas, Piasecki kept his lead in the team time trial of stage ….. but lost it in the 3rd stage when a break-away gained several minutes….and Erich Maechler became the new leader. 

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