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 – 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…

Olympics – 1984 – L A Games – Cycling Mens 1000m Sprint Finals Heat 2 – USA Mark Gorski Vs USA Nelson Vails

As speed skating legend and professional cyclist Eric Heiden and sportscaster Jay Randolph call this 2nd heat of the men’s 1000m sprint finals between the two Americans…..Mark Gorski and Nelson Vails….they both speculate on what Vails needs to do to beat his teammate…..but, the simple fact was that Gorski was simply a better sprinter than…

Olympics – 1984 – L A Games – Cycling Mens Sprint Finals – 1 Of Best Of 3 – USA Gorski Vs USA Vails

USA Olympic cyclists in the men’s 1000m sprint competition were two riders from very different places that found themselves competing for the gold medal in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics…..as Mark Gorski was fundamentalist in the sport…..who trained hard on the road and in the weight room….while Nelson Vails was called “The Cheetah”…..who prowled the streets…

Olympics – 1984 – L A Games – Preview Cycling 1000m Sprint Final – USAs Mark Gorski Vs Nelson Vails

Longtime sportscaster Bill Flemming and speed skating legend Eric Heiden provide an indepth assessment and preview of the men’s cycling 1000m sprint finals between USA Mark Gorski and USA Nelson Vails prior to their heads-up race for the gold medal at the Los Angeles Olympics. Mark Gorski was a member of the 1980, 1984 and…