Cycling – 1986 – Tour De France Stage 3 – Davis Phinney Becomes 1st American To Win A Tour Stage

On July 6, 1986, something happened at the Tour de France on the 214 km / 133 mile course from Levallois-Perret to Lievin…..when a member of the 1st American cycling team to ever compete in a Tour de France….when  name Team 7-Eleven’s Davis Phinney won Stage 3 of the 1986 Tour…..as no American had ever graced the…

Cycling – 1986 – Tour De France – CBS Special – An Historic Start – With John Tesh + Phil Liggett

The 1986 Tour de France was the 73rd running of the Tour….which consisted of 23 stages, beginning with a prologue in Boulogne-Billancourt, Paris on July 4….and concluded on the Champs-Élysées in Paris on July 27th…..in what was a historic race for several major reasons….for 1986 was the first year that an American cycling team, Team 7-Eleven, that had ever competed in the Tour’s history…..as the race…

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 – 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…

Cycling – 1987 – Tour De France – Finish To Stage 12 Coming Into Bourdeaux – With John Dockery

Stage 12 of the 1987 Tour de France covered a 228 km / 142 mile plain stage course from Brive to Bordeaux….as USA Davis Phinney won the stage…..on a day ended in a “bunch sprint” that did not change the general classification.   Davis Phinney is a former professional road bicycle racer from the United States…..who chalked up a record…

Cycling – 1987 – Tour De France – CBSs Phil Liggett On The Tour Casualties + The Race Into Pyrenees

This video starts off with visuals of the casualties of the 1987 Tour de France and the race was headed for the Pyrenees Mountains…..and although there is no narrative to the first part of the video….the pictures of the fallen riders provides evidence to just how dangerous the great race can be. The tenth stage…

Cycling – 1987 – Tour De France – Stage 6 – 106 Miles From Strasbourg To Epinal – With Phil Liggett

The 6th Stage of the 1987 Tour de France covered the 106 miles from Strasbourg to Epinal….as a course that had a small mountain climb near the first part of the day’s race….and became a plains stage throughout the remainder of the day….in which SWI Erich Maechler maintained his yellow jersey…..as FRA Christophe Lavainne won…

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…

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…