Tag: tour de france
Andy Hampsten is a true cycling legend and his stories about the 1986 Tour de France as a teammate of Greg LeMond and Bernard Hinault are epic. Huddle and I loved chatting with Andy!
When it comes to discussing performance enhancing drugs, our go-to guy has always been Mark Zeigler from the San Diego Union Tribune. He came in-studio for a wide ranging discussion that included his thoughts on Tyler, Floyd and, of course, Lance. Listen carefully: The lead in to the interview features a classic Lance soundbite about his former teammate Tyler Hamilton’s propensity for crashing.
Whenever we get down about all the drug issues and negative publicity that we are constantly having to deal with in cycling, there is one go-to guy that always fires Huddle and me up all over again. Bob Roll, as always, is totally jazzed about what we will be seeing in the peloton this year and his enthusiasm is infectious. Enjoy Bobke’s classic Dean Martin on vinyl that you can hear in the background during the interview. LOVE Bobke!
Mark Zeigler is the award winning writer for the San Diego Union Tribune who focuses on the Olympics and performance enhancing drugs in sport. He came on to fill us in on what is happening with the Lance Armstrong investigation.
Todd Gogulski is a long time professional cyclist who you have seen on VeloCenter every day during the 2010 Tour de France. No one has better insight into the sport and the Tour than the man they call GoGo.
Roy Knickman had an amazing cycling career. How many riders had the opportunity to ride with Bernard Hinault, Greg LeMond, Davis Phinney, Ron Kiefel, Bob Roll and Andy Hamspten, among others. Roy came on with Huddle and I to chat about his cycling career and the challenges he and his family have faced since his 13 year old son Andreas was diagnosed with cancer.
Chris Carmichael started racing his bike in Florida at the ripe old age of 9. Who would have figured that he would eventually become a professional bike racer and coach Lance Armstrong, the greatest cyclist in history?
Levi Leipheimer came on with us to discuss his career, his three Amgen Tour of California titles, his bronze medal from Beijing, how much he can bench press and how cool it is to have Lance Armstrong as your personal domestique.