Hang around a group of experienced cyclists discussing the USA Pro Cycling Challenge or this year’s new Colorado Classic, and sooner or later—probably sooner—they’ll bring up the Coors Classic.
There’s a photo of me washing his face at the finish,” says Shelley Verses, “but really I was trying to cover his face, to hide it.”
Is Greg LeMond in danger at the 1986 Tour de France?
Team 7-Eleven’s Alexi Grewal, the winner of the 1984 Olympic road race, described Hinault’s solo attack on this second day in the Pyrenees as “undoubtedly the most stupid move of the race so far.
During the early miles of Stage 12 from Bayonne to Pau, the peloton rode calmly, saving their legs for the first major climb of the Tour, the first-category Col de Marie-Blanque, until something unexpected happened.
Finally a massive field sprint after days of breakaways!
A week out from the start of the 1986 Tour de France, five-time Tour de France winner Bernard Hinault, the Badger, has responded to rumors swirling in the peloton about his upcoming retirement and who — if anyone — might fill his spot on the La Vie Claire team.
Felix Magowan of Velo-news offers this preview of the 1986 Tour de France
Drawing from his book Team 7-Eleven, Geoff Drake interviews Andy Hampsten on his Giro d’Italia win which was just months before the 1986 Tour de France.
The confidence Hampsten gained in winning the 20th stage of the 1985 Giro laid the groundwork for his epic ride up the Gavia.
It was more than just a stage win. Kiefel’s ride that day set the stage for Team 7-Eleven to do pull off much greater feats.