Cycling – 1986 – Tour De France Stages 19 – 22 – Greg LeMond Dispute With La Vie Coach Paul Koechli

Following the success of Bernard Hinault in the1985 Tour de France….the La Vie Claire team was heavily favored in 1986….as Hinault had promised to return Greg LeMond’s support to win the 1985 Tour…. however, continuing attacks cast doubt on Hinault’s sincerity….when he claimed that his tactics were simply to wear down LeMond’s opponents….and that he ultimately knew that LeMond would…

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 – Highlights Of Stage 4 & 5 – Stuttgart To Pforzheim To Strasbourg

Swiss rider Erich Maechler took the yellow jersey and became the new leader after Stage 3…..and kept the lead for several stages….when the mass-start stages were dominated by break-aways of cyclists who were not considered relevant for the final victory….as sixth-placed Charly Mottet was the only cyclist in the top 15 who had real chances of finishing high.  Stage…

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 – 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 – 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…