BiographyGreg Lemond gains in 1983 the championship of the world over road. Third of the Tour de France 1984, second of the Turn 1985, it was the first non-European one and the first victorious American of the Tour de France in 1986. In spring 1987, an accident of hunting moves away it from cycling during two years.
At the time of its return in 1989, it gains the Tour de France by taking the advantage over Laurent Fignon: before the last stage, LeMond has fifty seconds of delay on French then precedes it eight seconds. The same year, it gains once again the championship of the world over road.
The following year, LeMond gains once again the Tour de France by preceding Claudio Chiappucci of 2 ' 16, taking the yellow jersey at the time of last the against-the-watch.
In 1991, it finished with more than 13 minutes of Miguel Indurain. He will say later to have had the feeling not to have been able to be expressed fully on the end of his career because of the competition of runners doped to the EPO, product which then made its appearance in the groups.
Greg Lemond also brought to cycling some innovations the most used today: it introduced for example the handlebar of triathlète and the helmet with rigid hull. It popularized the glasses adapted to cycling, as well as the shirt with long zipper.
Contrary to the preceding winners of the Tour de France, Lemond based its season only around the Tour de France. He was imitated thereafter by the future winners of the Turn, such as Miguel Indurain, Jan Ullrich and Lance Armstrong.
Greg LeMond enjoys a good popularity near the French public in spite of its victories over Bernard Hinault then on Laurent Fignon. Its naivety in race and its frank speech are perhaps at the origin of its reports/ratios tended with Jonathan Boyer, Bernard Hinault, Laurent Fignon, Claudio Chiappucci or lately Lance Armstrong, with which it will take his distances after the publication of the book Confidential the .
- 1982-1984 : Renault-Elf-Gipsy
- 1985-1986: the Life Claire
- 1987: Toshiba
- 1988 : PDM
- 1989 : ADR
- 1990-1992 : Z
- 1993-1994: GAN
Prize list; Tour de France
- 8 participations including 3 final victories and 5 victories of stage
- 3rd in 1984
- 2nd in 1985
- 1st in 1986,1989 and 1990
- Pernod Super-Prestige: 1983 (2nd: 1986; 3rd: 1985)
- Mendrisio d' Or: 1986
- Championship of the world on road: 1983,1989 (2nd: 1982,1985)
- Championship of the World Juniors on road: (1979)
- Coors Classic: 1981,1985 (2nd: 1986)
- Turn of the Bridge: 1992
- Critérium of Dauphine released: 1983 (3rd: 1981 and 1984)
- 1 stage of the Turn of Italy: 1984 (3rd of the test in 1985; 4th in 1986)
- Critérium of the Aces: 1983
- Critérium de Lisieux: 1986
- Critérium de Stiphout: 1986
- Critérium of Amiens: 1989
- Circuit of the Sarthe: 1980
- Turn of the Future: 1982 (6 stages)
- 2nd of the Turn of Americas: 1988 (3rd: 1989)
- 2nd of classification FCIP: 1986 world
- Sporting of the year for the newspaper the Team : 1989
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