Greg LeMond

'It never gets easier, you just go faster.' Greg LeMondBeing a three-time Tour de France winner is only half of the Greg LeMond story.

Greg LeMond

'It never gets easier, you just go faster.' Greg LeMondBeing a three-time Tour de France winner is only half of the Greg LeMond story. Equally at home on the cobbles of the spring classics as he was on the mountains of the grand tours LeMond rode a full racing season from spring to autumn. His never-say-die spirit also bagged him two World Championship golds and a hatful of podiums at the world's toughest bike races. LeMond was a talented all-rounder, with a reputation as one of the canniest and taciturn racers of his generation. He was admired by his peers and respected by many of his rivals. But things could have been very different, when in 1987 his story took a tragic turn: While out hunting, he was accidentally shot. He lost so much blood that his life hung in the balance, but his recovery was as miraculous as what happened next, when he came back to the world of bicycle racing. In LeMond: Yellow Jersey Racer, which presents LeMond's career year by year, big wins are documented with unique and exclusive photography depicting the racing times of this exceptional bike rider. Many of the protagonists in LeMond's world - rivals, team mates and friends - have been interviewed. They speak candidly about his career, how their lives crossed and his legacy in the sport of cycling. Foreword by Greg LeMond.

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Greg LeMond
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Guy Andrews
Categories: Bicycle racing
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-10-20 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

'It never gets easier, you just go faster.' Greg LeMondBeing a three-time Tour de France winner is only half of the Greg LeMond story. Equally at home on the cobbles of the spring classics as he was on the mountains of the grand tours LeMond rode a full racing season
The Comeback
Language: en
Pages: 432
Authors: Daniel de Visé
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-06-05 - Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press

“Greg LeMond was Lance Armstrong before Lance Armstrong . . . the story of a true hero . . . This is a must read if you believe in miracles.”―John Feinstein, New York Times–bestselling author In July 1986, Greg LeMond stunned the sporting world by becoming the first American to
Greg LeMond
Language: en
Pages: 64
Authors: A. P. Porter
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 1991 - Publisher:

Describes the training, competitions, and triumphs of the first American to win the Tour de France bicycle race.
Greg LeMond's Complete Book of Bicycling
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Greg LeMond, Kent Gordis
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 1987 - Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group

This illustrated guide provides information on every aspect of buying, riding, and maintaining a bike, from determining the proper fit for optimal and comfortable cycling to nutritional tips and training techniques
Slaying the Badger
Language: en
Pages: 295
Authors: Richard Moore
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012 - Publisher: Velopress

"Bernard Hinault is Le Blaireau, the Badger. Tough as old boots, he is the old warrior of the French peloton, as revered as he is feared for his ferocious attacks. He has won 5 Tours de France, marking his name into the history books as a member of cycling's most