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Cycling – 1986 – Tour De France – Special – A History Of The Challenges & Pain Of The Tour De France

In this 1986 Tour de France video seen herewith…..CBS race analyst Phil Liggett takes the viewer on a historical journey of the great French bicycle race…..from it’s humble beginnings…..when the cyclists had to carry their own bikes…..as there were no team cars and technicians to fix bikes that break…..or trainers and masseuse to fix the bikers…..like there are today. 

This video walk down memory lane with Phil Liggett includes footage and stops along the way with special pieces on French cyclist such as 3 time Tour winner Louison Bobet…..along with fellow countryman and 5 time Tour winner, Jacques Anquetil…..plus, some great footage of the one and only Belguim 5 time winner, Eddy Merckx…..and of course some time is spent with The Badger himself, France’s Benard Hinault, also a 5 time winner of theTour de France.

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