Joe Royer recently sat down with the renown Phil Liggett to discuss cycling, competition, and fitness. The sit down took place at the Interbike Show in Las Vegas.
Phil has reported on 13 Olympics and 38 Tours. Liggett has covered other sports including triathlons and ski jumping. Combining this other coverage with his Tour de France work has enabled Liggett to become one of the few sports journalists to work for the American Big Three networks. He has had a long time association with Australian network SBS and covers the Tour de France with Paul Sherwen, as well as covering other Australian events such as the Tour Down Under.
He has covered Johannesburg's 94.7 Cycle Challenge for South Africa's
SuperSport, an event which attracted 25,000 entrants in 2010. In 2005, he was awarded an MBE for his voluntary and professional service to cycling.
He is known for colorful expressions about riders or racing
conditions with often literary overtones. A collection of these
"Liggettisms" was published in 2005.
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