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 – 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 – 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 – 1987 – Tour De France – Stage 10 – Individual Time Trial – 54 Miles From Saumur To Futurosco

CBS sportscaster John Dockery provides the commentary for this video seen herewith….which covers Stage 10 of the 1987 Tour de France on the 54 mile course from Saumur to Futurosco in France….which features USA Andy Hampsten, FRA Charly Mottet and eventual Stage 10 winner IRE Stephen Roche. Saumur is a community in the Maine-et-Loire region in western France….which is a historic town…

Cycling – 1987 – Tour De France – Riding Into Paris & Champs-Elesee To Victory By IRL Stephen Roche

In 1987, Stephen Roche had a tremendous season….whereby, in the spring, he won the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana….while taking a third victory in the Tour de Romandie….and fourth place plus a stage win in Paris–Nice…..when he also finished second in Liège–Bastogne–Liège….which was the closest he got to winning a professional ‘Monument’ Classic….as he blamed it on tactical naiveté and “riding like…

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…