Tag Archives: LeMond

Our American Cycling

Maybe Greg LeMond had it right all along. He lived in Europe. He learned French. He immersed himself, but he retained his American-ness. He adapted, but never compromised. This past weekend, I ...

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Slaying the Badger

The story of the ’86 Tour de France has been told a thousand times. The conventional version runs like this: In ’85 Bernard Hinault was in the yellow jersey but hurting in a big way. ...

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Extinction

The passing of the Professor, Laurent Fignon, left me thinking. As an American watching him race live, I found him haughty, distant and more than a little effete. To my naive eye, LeMond cut a ...

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Friday Group Ride #25

Now that we’ve been given the gift of mechanical doping, I am thinking about all of the little bits of gear that help me along my way every day, the gloves, the helmet, the shorts and ...

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FGR #23 Wrap

I think it was harder than I imagined it would be to come up with good questions for Floyd Landis, his actions so baffling and absurd as to render a rational approach well nigh impossible. How do ...

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The Opera

Bike racing is hard. No other statement, perhaps, has been written so often, by so many, about our sport. It's hard. Its conflicts and denouement play out at the ragged end of human ...

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É Andato da Solo

So, on some level, Pantani was a bad guy. He dazzled on the bicycle, thrilling us with monster mountain breakaways executed with panache and merciless cruelty toward fellow racers, but it was all ...

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Armstrong’s Shadow

The unfortunate part about Lance Armstrong's return to bike racing is that the shadow he casts is very long. You can't take the publicity he brings, the dollars, without also taking the drama.

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Did LeMond Languish?

Greg LeMond is suing the Trek corporation because he claims the company didn’t exert its best efforts to promote his brand. Whether or not LeMond turns the suit into a referendum on all things ...

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