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…

Cycling – 1987 – Tour De France – Special – Women Working On The Tour – With John Dockery

CBS Sports was truly the gold standard in coverage of the Tour de France…..for no other network put in as much time and effort in their broadcasts as did CBS…..as this is evident by this video seen herewith…. when John Dockery does special commentary and highlights of the women working on the Tour. It really…

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 Tim Ryan + John Dockery At St Tropez As The Race Enters The Alps

CBS sportscasters Tim Ryan and John Dockery set the stage for the 1987 Tour de France as it is about to enter The Alps for five Stages in the mountains…..as seen in this video herewith…..when the Tour has a rest day at the internationally known resort town of Saint-Tropez. Saint-Tropez, familiarly called St-Trop, is a town on the French…

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 – Day 1 – Individual Time Trials With john Dockery + Phil Liggett

Day 1 of the 1987 Tour de France is known as the prologue….which was won by specialist Jelle Nijdam….with none of the favorites having lost much time…..as 2nd place in the prologue was for Polish cyclist Lech Piasecki…..as seen in this video herewith…..and when Piasecki was part of a breakaway in the first stage that won a few…

Cycling – 1987 – Tour De France – Intro To The 1987 Tour – With John Dockery + Phil Liggett

John Dockery is an American sportscaster and former American football defensive back…..who played for the New York Jets….and later the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1968 to 1973.  He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Jets out of Harvard.  As a sportscaster, Dockery worked with CBS Sports and NBC Sports in various capacities as a sportscaster…..whether bringing the 1987 Tour de France Cycling competition…