Legendary sports broadcaster Phil Liggett is cycling royalty. A former amateur racer turned professional commentator, Phil has covered forty-eight Tours de France and fifteen Olympic Games. He has seen the giants of cycling come and go and he has outlasted them all. He has called every triumph, tragedy and scandal in the sport for half a century. Astonishingly poetic and whimsical, Phil’s flights of rhetorical brilliance on the microphone are the stuff of legend and are globally known as “Liggettisms”. As much as anyone, Phil Liggett has shaped the way the world sees cycling, and his name has become synonymous with the sport.
Now in the twilight of his career, Phil has no plans to retire despite being increasingly seen as obsolete by broadcasters and long-time fans. He has found a new and noble vocation saving endangered rhinos from poachers – but can this ever replace the thrill of calling the big races? How much longer can Phil continue to be the voice of cycling?