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…

Cycling – 1985 – CBS Sports Almanac – Hilites Paris-Roubaix Race – With Bernard Hinauld + Greg LeMond

The Paris–Roubaix is a one-day professional men’s bicycle road race in northern France….which starts north of Paris and finishes 166 miles up the road in Roubaix, at the border with Belgium.  It is one of cycling’s oldest races….and is one of the ‘Monuments‘ or classics of the European cycling calendar…. which contributes points towards the UCI World Ranking…..with the most recent race was held on April 14,…

Cycling – 1987 – Tour De France – Stage 12 – 159 Miles From Poitiers To Chaumel – With Phil Liggett

Stage 12 of the 1987 Tour de France was a 159 mile trek from Poitiers to Chaumel, France….which consisted of a fairly flat road race on a narrow paved road….which just started climbing towards the end of the Stage as the riders got closer to Chaumel.  Poitiers, France is a city on the Clain river…

Cycling – 1987 – Tour De France – Special – CBSs Phil Liggett On The Casualties Of The 1987 Tour

It has always been our opinion while watching and posting Tour de France videos…..that the cyclist who compete in this race….are obviously “thrill seakers” who love to ride on the edge of danger….and this video seen herewith proves our point…..as CBS Phil Liggett narrates a this short video with highlights of just how dangerous this race really…

Cycling – 1987 – Tour De France – Intro To The 1987 Tour – With John Dockery + Phil Liggett

John Dockery is an American sportscaster and former American football defensive back…..who played for the New York Jets….and later the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1968 to 1973.  He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Jets out of Harvard.  As a sportscaster, Dockery worked with CBS Sports and NBC Sports in various capacities as a sportscaster…..whether bringing the 1987 Tour de France Cycling competition…

Cycling – 1987 – Tour de France – Phil Liggett Shows How Bicycles Have Changed Over Past 150 Years

Road bicycle racing is the cycle sport discipline of road cycling….which is held on paved roads….and is the most popular professional form of bicycle racing….in terms of numbers of competitors, events and spectators. The two most common competition formats are mass start events….where riders start simultaneously….although sometimes with a handicap….and race to set finish point…..and then there are time trials….where individual riders or teams race a course alone against the…

Auto Racing – 1987 – CBSs Chris Economaki Sets The Stage For 1987 Running Of The Daytona 500

Chris Economaki (October 15, 1920 – September 28, 2012) was an American motor sports commentator, pit road reporter and journalist…..who was given the title “The Dean of American Motorsports Journalism.”……as Microsoft chose Economaki to author the auto racing history portion of its Encarta Encyclopedia.  At CBS Sports, he covered International Race of Champions (IROC) events, Daytona 500’s (as seen in this video herewith) and Formula…

Auto Racing – 1979 – Michigan 125 – Highlights Al Unser Sr Coasts To Pits As Gordon Johncock Leads

Michigan International Speedway (MIS) is a two-mile (3.2 km) moderate-banked D-shaped speedway located off U.S. Highway 12 on more than 1,400 acres (5.7 km2) n the scenic Irish Hills area of southeastern Michigan.  In 1972, Roger Penske purchased the speedway for an estimated $2 million….and during Penske’s ownership the track was upgraded several times from the original capacity to 125,000  seating capacity. In these highlights of the 1979…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Komfort Koach 200 – Report On Fatal Crash Of Driver Joe Young At Daytona

Tragedy overshadowed the Komfort Koach 200 Friday as Joe Young, a 38- year-old driver from Richmond, Va., died on impact when his car was hit during the Charlotte/Daytona Dash series race at Daytona International Speedway….as an examination showed driver Joe Young died of multiple internal injuries…. including a fracture at the base of the skull. …