Cycling – 1986 – Tour De France – Intro To Day 10 & The Pyrenees Mtns With John Tesh + Phil Liggett

Stages 9, 10 and 11 were flat….although the lead changed several times….first to Dominique Gaigne….then to Johan van der Velde….and later to Jørgen V. Pedersen…..as there were no significant time differences between the favorites…..with the only real test being the ninth stage…..which was an individual time trial won by Benard Hinault….which put him in third place just 49 seconds…

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 – 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 – 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 – Phil Liggett Highlights Of Stage 18 Carpentras to Mont Ventoux

Mont Ventoux is the scene of one of the most grueling climbs in the Tour de France bicycle race….which has ascended the mountain fifteen times since 1951.  In this Stage 18 of the 1987 Tour de France….the followed trail started at Carpentras….and passed through Bédoin…..as its fame as a scene of great Tour dramas has made it…

Cycling – 1987 – Tour De France – IRE Tony Roche + ESP Pedro Delgado + FRA Jean-Francois Bernard

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1987 Tour de France was the 74th edition of the race….while taking place from July 1st to 26th….and  consisted of 25 stages over 4,231 km (2,629 mi)….which provided the closest three-way finish in the Tour until the 2007 Tour de France….and was won by Stephen Roche….the first and so far only Irishman to do so….as the winner of…