Cycling – 1987 – Tour De France – Highlights Of Stage 4 & 5 – Stuttgart To Pforzheim To Strasbourg

Swiss rider Erich Maechler took the yellow jersey and became the new leader after Stage 3…..and kept the lead for several stages….when the mass-start stages were dominated by break-aways of cyclists who were not considered relevant for the final victory….as sixth-placed Charly Mottet was the only cyclist in the top 15 who had real chances of finishing high.  Stage…

Distance Running – 1985 – The Incredible Man In Motion World Tour Of Disabled Athlete Rick Hansen

Rick Hansen is a Canadian track and field athlete (Paralympic Games), activist and philanthropist for people with disabilities. Following a pickup truck accident at the age of 15….when Hansen sustained a spinal cord injury and became a paraplegic….who is most famous for his Man in Motion World Tour.  He was inducted into the Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame…

Diving – 1983 – Special – Highlights Of World Cannonball & World Belly Flop Championships

A Cannonball, also referred to as a Bomb, is a diving style where the diver hugs their knees and attempts to enter the water with their body shaped as much like a sphere as possible…..with the goal being to create a large splash…..which is known in German as the Arschbombe….the cannonball has been turned into the competitive sport of “Splashdiving”…..whereas, a…

Cycling – 1985 – Tour De France – Winner Bernard Hinault Swears He Will Support Greg LeMond In 1986

After winning the 1983 Vuelta a España, a return of his knee problems forced him to miss that year’s Tour de France….which was won by his teammate Laurent Fignon…..when tensions within the Renault team led to his leaving and joining La Vie Claire….when with his new team, he raced the 1984 Tour de France, being comprehensively beaten by Fignon…..then he recovered the following…

Body Building – 1986 – I F B B Ms Olympia Championships – Featuring Tina Plakinger – From MSG

Tina Plakinger is an autor and form World Champions body builder ….who in the 1980’s was celebrated as an entertainer and trendsetter…..while having received awards for both “Best” and “Most Unique Poser” in the professional ranks of body building.  In addition to competing and guest posing….she privately trained Warren Beatty during the filming of the movie Dick Tracey….and worked…

Cycling – 1987 – Tour De France – Special – Women Working On The Tour – With John Dockery

CBS Sports was truly the gold standard in coverage of the Tour de France…..for no other network put in as much time and effort in their broadcasts as did CBS…..as this is evident by this video seen herewith…. when John Dockery does special commentary and highlights of the women working on the Tour. It really…

Cycling – 1987 – Tour De France – Stage 21 – Le Boug d’Oisans To Col Du Golibier To La Plagne

The pivotal stage of the 1987 Tour de France was stage 21…..when in the first part of this stage, the Colombian cyclists of the “Cafe de Colombia” team….which included Luis Herrera and Fabio Parra….who were 5th and 6th in the general classification….when they kept a high pace which caused many cyclists to dropped out of contention….and that is when…

Cycling – 1986 – Tour De France – Stage 18 – Briancon To L’Alpe D’Huez – Featuring USA Greg LeMond

In the 18th stage of the 1986 Tour de France….FRA Benard Hinault attacked several times….but every time he was rejoined by USA Greg LeMond and others….when after an attack on the Col du Télégraphe….as SUI Urs Zimmermann was unable to follow.  LeMond and Hinault only had CAN Steve Bauer and ESP Pello Ruiz-Cabestany with them….but on the climb of…

Distance Running – 1987 – Highlights – Strohs Run For Liberty – To Restore The Statue Of Liberty

In the 99th year of The Statue of Liberty in the USA….Strohs Brewing Company….the maker of Strohs beer….held a series of distance running competitions around the country to raise money for the restoration of Lady Liberty…..a project that in May of 1982, President Ronald Reagan appointed Lee Iacocca to head up a private sector effort to restore the Statue of Liberty…..as…