|Born||June 26, 1961 in Lakewood, California|
|Height||1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Weight||70 kg (154 lb)|
|Sport||Professional Road Racing Cyclist|
Greg Lemond is a former professional road racing cyclist from the United States who is often regarded as one of the finest cyclists of all time. Lemond, who was born on June 26, 1961 in Lakewood, California, developed an early interest in cycling. He was a gifted athlete who was already competing in races when he was a youngster.
Lemond turned professional in 1981, with the Belgian team La Vie Claire. He immediately rose to prominence, winning his first major race, the Circuit de la Sarthe in France. He became the first American to win the Tour de France in 1986. He would go on to win the Tour de France twice more, in 1989 and 1990.
Lemond’s career was not without its difficulties. When hunting in 1987, he was mistakenly shot by his brother-in-law, and his injuries nearly terminated his career. Despite the loss, Lemond was undeterred and continued to compete.
One of Lemond’s most noteworthy events occurred during the 1989 Tour de France, when he won by only eight seconds, the race’s tightest margin of victory in history. He is also known for his groundbreaking work in aerodynamics, which changed cycling.
Lemond remained active in racing after retiring from professional cycling in 1994, both as a pundit and an advocate for drug-free competition. He has also been an outspoken opponent of doping in cycling, working to promote clean competition and fairness in the sport.
Greg Lemond’s Most Impressive Achievements:
|1986||Tour de France Winner|
|1989||Tour de France Winner|
|1990||Tour de France Winner|
|1983||UCI Road World Championships – Silver Medal|
|1985||UCI Road World Championships – Gold Medal|
|1991||UCI Road World Championships – Gold Medal|
|1984||Olympic Games – Road Race – Gold Medal|