Cycling – 1985 – Tour De France – John Tesh PostRace Interview With 2nd Place USA Greg LeMond

As the 1985 Tour de France was drawing to a close…..USA Greg Lemond had a very real chance of winning the Tour…..while riding for Team La Vie Claire….whose leader was four time Tour winner FRA Benard Hinault….when in 1984 Hinault had finished second to Laurent Fignon…..and was threatened by LeMond…..who ended up in third position on the final…

Cycling – 1983 – Tour De France – Sportscenter Highlights With Bob Ley – FRA Laurent Fignon Winner

In the 1983 Tour de France…..FRA Laurent Fignon was a part of the team that helped Bernard Hinault to win the 1983 Vuelta a España….when his coach Guimard did not want to send Fignon to the Tour de France….as his coach felt that two grand tours could be too much for a 22-year-old rider….but when Hinault, winner of four of…

Cycling – 1986 – Tour De France – 1st 5 Days Hilites – Indiv + Team TimeTrials Le Systeme + US 7-11

This video has CBS John Tesh narrating coverage of the 1986 Tour de France from the 2nd floor window of a 19th Century French farmhouse…..as the peleton passes in the forefront of the camera’s view…..as he covers the race throughout the 1st five days of the race…..which includes the Prologue won by FRA Thierry Marie on…

Cycling – 1986 – Tour De France Stage 5 – NED Johan Van Der Velde Grabs Stage 5 Win & Yellow Jersey

Stage 5 of the 1986 Tour de France took place on July 8th….which covered the 124.5 km / 77.4 mile course from Evreux to Villers-sur-Mer, France…..and was a “plain stage” won by NED Johan van der Velde….who is a former Dutch cyclist…..when in the 1980 Tour de France, he won the young rider classification….while also placing 12th in the general classification that year….after he…

Body Building – 1987 – US Womens Championships – Featuring Mary Roberts – With Bruce Jenner

The 1980’s is when female bodybuilding first took off due to a transition from the fashionably thin “twiggy” body to one carrying slightly more muscle mass. The National Physique Committee (NPC) held the first women’s Nationals in 1980. Since its inception, this has been the top amateur level competition for women in the US.  As the sport grew,…

Cycling – 1986 – Special – NBCs Dale Hansen Highlights The 1986 Tour De France – Winner Greg Lemond

Sportscaster Dale Hansen served as host of NBC’s Year in Sports 1986 special program that provided highlights of all major sporting events during the year…..which included this piece on the 1986 Tour de France…..which was won for the first time by an American, Greg Lemond…..who went on to win two more Tours in his career…..and still…

Cycling – 1986 – Tour De France Stages 19 – 22 – Greg LeMond Dispute With La Vie Coach Paul Koechli

Following the success of Bernard Hinault in the1985 Tour de France….the La Vie Claire team was heavily favored in 1986….as Hinault had promised to return Greg LeMond’s support to win the 1985 Tour…. however, continuing attacks cast doubt on Hinault’s sincerity….when he claimed that his tactics were simply to wear down LeMond’s opponents….and that he ultimately knew that LeMond would…

Cycling – 1986 – Tour De France – John Tesh Highlights The USA 7-Eleven Team Throughout The Tour

The 7-Eleven Cycling Team, later the Motorola Cycling Team, was a professional cycling team founded in the U.S. in 1981 by Jim Ochowicz, a former U.S. Olympic cyclist. The team lasted 16 years, under the sponsorship of 7-Eleven through 1990 and then Motorola from 1990 through 1996….which from 1989 to 1996 it rode on Eddy Merckx bikes. 7-Eleven was formed…

Cycling – 1986 – Tour De France – Intro To Day 10 & The Pyrenees Mtns With John Tesh + Phil Liggett

Stages 9, 10 and 11 were flat….although the lead changed several times….first to Dominique Gaigne….then to Johan van der Velde….and later to Jørgen V. Pedersen…..as there were no significant time differences between the favorites…..with the only real test being the ninth stage…..which was an individual time trial won by Benard Hinault….which put him in third place just 49 seconds…