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…

Body Building – 1985 – I F B B Ms Olympia Competition – Featuring Carla Dunlap – With Dorothy Lucey

Carla Dunlap is a professional American female bodybuilding champion.  In 1979, Dunlap decided to enter the “Best in the World” bodybuilding contest at the suggestion of Steve Wennerstrom….as she had never trained for bodybuilding….but still placed fifth among 45 entrants. She started training seriously for bodybuilding and was soon competing successfully in top level amateur contests…..when she won the NPC Nationals in…

Cycling – 1986 – Tour De France – John Tesh + Phil Liggett WrapUp After Stage 3 Won By Davis Phinney

The race route for the 1986 edition of the Tour de France was unveiled on October 8th, 1985 by both Jacques Goddet and Félix Lévitan…..as the race’s holding was pushed back a week from its normal date in order to prevent overlap with the 1986 FIFA World Cup.  Covering a total of 4,094 km / 2,544 mi…. which included four time trials….with three…

Cycling – 1986 – Tour De France – Special – Comparison Of Lifestyle – Bernard Hinault To Greg Lemond

Greg LeMond grew up living an active, outdoor life. ….as hiking, hunting, skiing and fly fishing were boyhood pastimes…..where the ranch country of the Sierra Nevada mountain range lent itself to such pursuits.  A hyperactive youngster, LeMond believes these outdoor activities helped keep him out of trouble…..“I was a boy who just could not sit…

Animation – 1984 – Those Fantastic Funnies – Blondie & Dagwood + Lil Orphan Annie + Pogo + Wee Pals

Blondie (and Dagwood) is an American comic strip created by cartoonist Chic Young. The comic strip is distributed by King Features Syndicate…..and has been published in newspapers since September 8, 1930. The success of the strip….which features the eponymous blonde and her sandwich-loving husband….led to the long-running Blondie film series from 1938 to 1950….and the popular Blondie radio program from 1939 to 1950. Little Orphan Annie is a daily…

Body Building – 1985 – Ms Olympia Final Six – Dennis + Everson + Roberts + Plakinger + Furr + Dunlap

The 1985 Ms. Olympia Championships in body building took place on November 30, 1985, at the Felt Forum in Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York…..which was the 6th Ms. Olympia competition ever held…..as the competition came down to the “finals of six”….when the six finalists all perform and pose side by side on the same stage.  This competition…

Cycling – 1986 – Tour De France – CBSs John Tesh Profiles Team 7 Eleven – 1st US Team Ever In Tour

In 1985, cycling Team 7-Eleven changed the men’s team’s status from amateur to professional…..then went to Europe with an initial roster of members including Alexi Grewal, Eric Heiden, Davis Phinney, Ron Kiefel, Jeff Bradley, Tom Schuler, Ron Hayman, Alex Stieda, Bob Roll, Doug Shapiro and Chris Carmichael. When the team received an invitation to the 1985 Giro d’Italia, one…