Cycling – 1986 – Tour De France Stage 1 – 53 Miles Of Nanterre To Sceaux – 7 Eleven Alex Stieda Wins

Alex Stieda is a former professional road bicycle racer from Canada…..who led five classifications of the Tour de France on the second day of the 1986 Tour de France…..including the general classification, the mountains classification, the combination classification, the intermediate sprints classification and the young rider classification….thus becoming the first North American to lead the Tour de France.  Stieda finished in 120th place in his only Tour de France….while riding on 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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – Stage 12 – 159 Miles From Poitiers To Chaumel – With Phil Liggett

Stage 12 of the 1987 Tour de France was a 159 mile trek from Poitiers to Chaumel, France….which consisted of a fairly flat road race on a narrow paved road….which just started climbing towards the end of the Stage as the riders got closer to Chaumel.  Poitiers, France is a city on the Clain river…

Cycling – 1983 – SportsCenter With Bob Ley – Highlights Of Tour De France With Winner Laurent Fignon

DOG ASIDE: In this video ESPN SportsCenter anchor Bob Ley provides highlights of the final day of the 1983 Tour du France….in which France’s Laurent Fignon would win his 1st of two in a row Tour du France road races. Laurent Patrick Fignon (12 August 1960 – 31 August 2010) was a French professional road bicycle racer who won the Tour de…