Cycling – 1986 – Tour De France – Special – Comparison Of Lifestyle – Bernard Hinault To Greg Lemond

Greg LeMond grew up living an active, outdoor life. ….as hiking, hunting, skiing and fly fishing were boyhood pastimes…..where the ranch country of the Sierra Nevada mountain range lent itself to such pursuits.  A hyperactive youngster, LeMond believes these outdoor activities helped keep him out of trouble…..“I was a boy who just could not sit…

Animation – 1984 – Those Fantastic Funnies – Blondie & Dagwood + Lil Orphan Annie + Pogo + Wee Pals

Blondie (and Dagwood) is an American comic strip created by cartoonist Chic Young. The comic strip is distributed by King Features Syndicate…..and has been published in newspapers since September 8, 1930. The success of the strip….which features the eponymous blonde and her sandwich-loving husband….led to the long-running Blondie film series from 1938 to 1950….and the popular Blondie radio program from 1939 to 1950. Little Orphan Annie is a daily…

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…

Body Building – 1985 – I F B B Ms Olympia Championships – Featuring Lori Bowen Rice Competitor

The 1985 Ms. Olympia contest was an IFBB professional bodybuilding competition was held on November 30, 1985, at the Felt Forum in Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York….which was the 6th Ms. Olympia competition held…..as the was staged for the first time in New York…..and was witnessed by a crowd of 5,114…..which was the largest crowd in the six-year history of the competition….. when…

Cycling – 1986 – Tour De France – Stage 20 Individual Time Trial With Bernard Hinault + Greg Lemond

Stage 20 of the 1986 Tour de France was run on July 24 over a 58 km / 36 mile course around the city of Saint-Etienne….which was an individual time trial…..as FRA Bernard Hinault still had a small chance of beating his teammate USA Greg LeMond…..and one of those chances was in the individual time…

Baseball – 1984 – S I Sportsman Of The Year Award Show – Candidates From Baseball With Stan Musial

The 1984 Sports Illustrated “Sportsman of the Year Award” show was hosted by NFL / NFL broadcast great Merlin Olsen…..who introduced Stan The Man Musial to cover the candidates for the award from the world of MLB by a highlights review of Musial’s 1957 season…..for which he was selected by Sports Illustrated as the Sportsman of the Year…..as…

Cycling – 1986 – Tour De France – Phil Liggett Interview With Greg LeMond After 1st Stage

The prologue was won by France’s Thierry Marie…..with teammate Bernard Hinault in second place…..just two seconds slower…..but Marie lost the lead in the first stage to Canadian Alex Stieda…..which was  thanks to bonus time that Stieda won in intermediate sprints.  Stage 1 was run on July 5th….which was a 85 km / 52.8 mile plain stage…

Cycling – 1987 – Tour De France – Stage 22 Thru 24 With Individ Time Trial – Featuring Stephen Roche

IRE Stephen Roche was only 39 seconds behind ESP Pedro Delgado in the general classification….as  Roche could still win the Tour…..but it depended on if he could recover in time for the 22nd stage. That stage included the last serious climb of the Tour….so Delgado had his final opportunity to gain time on Roche….and he…

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…