ABC Nightline Video Footage

During the final week of the 2010 Tour de France, ABC Nightline contacted VeloNews regarding an upcoming story they were producing about Floyd Landis and doping in professional cycling.  ABC needed sound bites from John Wilcockson, a journalist who has been covering the Tour for the past 42 years.  An interview was coordinated and John answered questions asked by an ABC point of contact via cell phone.

This footage was recorded outside of the press room 6 kilometers from the summit of the Col du Tourmalet, about an hour before the finish of stage 17.  Roughly 10-seconds was used during ABC’s 30-minute TV program, which aired on July 23, 2010.  The video above shows the total amount of video footage collected and sent to ABC.  Here is the link to the online teaser for the ABC show –