Thursday, July 05, 2007

It's Stephen Roche!

Those who are sprightly of a weekend morning might tune in to 98FM's Now That's What I Call Sport on Sunday at 9am (listen online here). It's 20 years since Stephen Roche won the Tour de France, and to mark the anniversary I'll be interviewing the great man, hopefully to revisit that incredible Tour victory and to find out his thoughts on the current ravaged state in which the sport finds itself.

Here's a clip of his famous comeback on the climb to La Plagne. With his rival Pedro Delgado having taken a minute and a half out of Roche at one point, the Irishman came back to within four seconds of the Spaniard in a dramatic conclusion to the stage. Roche went on to take the yellow jersey in the final time trial of the tour, which he wore through the finish line on the Champs Elysée, where he found a waiting Charlie Haughey eager to provide his benediction.




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Blogger Pierce said...

While this interview clip is interesting, get yourself to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQojh-wqL04
in order to hear the legendary commentary as it happened.

1:19 a.m.  
Blogger Tommy77 said...

Good work sir! That's now up.

The Hugh on interviewing duties by the way...you know you've made it then

2:11 a.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have you asking the "difficult" drugs question?

2:19 p.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you asking even. The grammar of kids these days.. I blame text messaging.

2:21 p.m.  
Anonymous Alan said...

Outstanding effort Tom, well done. it's also nice to be reminded of a time when you didn't think to yourself "Tour de France...bollocks to that".

2:31 p.m.  
Blogger Tommy77 said...

no way, who do you think I am, Jeremy Paxman?

"Stephen, did you take drugs?"

"No."

"Ok. On that bombshell...."

5:18 p.m.  
Blogger pj said...

great stuff! phil liggot's commentary is legendary.

for those of us that didn't get up to hear the interview how can be listen to it?

5:24 p.m.  
Blogger Tommy77 said...

Interview went well, Stephen most obliging.

As regards hearing it, I'm afraid the podcasting technology hasn't quite reached 98FM yet - I'll see if I can figure it out myself...

6:55 p.m.  

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