NSW - Tour de France Lunch with Phil Liggett MBE
A journalist, commentator and author Phil has worked on 41 Tours of France, never
having been home in July since 1973. In 1992 he was awarded the medal of honour from
the Tour for 20 years non-stop reporting, and in 2002 a silver plaque for 30 years reporting.
Phil was trained as a journalist in Fleet Street in 1967. He is the author of a
number of books including The Tour de France 1988 and 1989, The Complete
Book of Performance Cycling and The Fastest Man on Two Wheels - an insight
to Chris Boardman. In 2005 he co-authored the Tour de France for Dummies.
In October 2003, the American Bicycle Industry presented him with a Lifetime
Achievement Award for his work in the sport. In June 2005, he became a Member
of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list and in
October 2007 he was given a Lifetime Achievement award by the US Hall of Fame.
In February 2010 Phil was inducted into the newly created British Cycling Hall of
Fame, as one of the first 50 inductees.
Please view the photo gallery here.