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 – 1st 5 Days Hilites – Indiv + Team TimeTrials Le Systeme + US 7-11

This video has CBS John Tesh narrating coverage of the 1986 Tour de France from the 2nd floor window of a 19th Century French farmhouse…..as the peleton passes in the forefront of the camera’s view…..as he covers the race throughout the 1st five days of the race…..which includes the Prologue won by FRA Thierry Marie on…

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 – Profile Of USA Team 7 Eleven – With Andy Hampton + Davis Phinney

The 7-Eleven Cycling Team….which later became 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….and the team lasted 16 years under the sponsorship of 7-Eleven through 1990….and then Motorola from 1990 through 1996….as the team rode on Eddy Merckx bikes from 1989 to 1996.  7-Eleven was formed as…