Happy Birthday – Greg Lemond

Happy Birthday Greg – 26.06.1962

  • TdF Winner –  1986, ’89, ’90
  • World Champion 1983, ’89

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One of the most popular Tour winners of all time, Greg Lemond’s epic battles with his team mate Bernard Hinault and then with the life-threatening injuries he suffered in a freak shooting incident to come back for his second and third Tour wins are truly the stuff of legend. Boyishly enthusiastic, good-looking and yet determined to bring a new professionalism and outlook to the sport, his 8 second win over Laurent Fignon in 1989 remains one of the most memorable of all time. Somewhat sidelined and overshadowed during the Armstrong era, Lemond has recently re-emerged to take his rightful place as an icon of the sport.

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