Historic Overview Greg Lemond

Rider

Overall Rank61
NameGreg LEMOND
Country
  United States
Date of birth26-Jun-1961 - Lakewood (California)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking

Biography

Greg Lemond

Gregory James "Greg" LeMond (born June 26, 1961) is an American former professional road racing cyclist, entrepreneur, and anti-doping advocate. A two-time winner of the Road Race World Championship (1983 and 1989) and a three-time winner of the Tour de France (1986, 1989, and 1990), LeMond is considered by many to be the greatest American cyclist of all time.

LeMond began his professional cycling career in 1981. In 1983, he became the first American male cyclist to win the Road World Championship. LeMond won the Tour de France in 1986; he is the first non-European professional cyclist to win the Tour. He was accidentally shot with pellets and seriously injured while hunting in 1987. Following the shooting, he underwent two surgeries and missed the next two Tours. At the 1989 Tour, he completed an improbable comeback to win in dramatic fashion on the race's final stage. He successfully defended his Tour title the following year, becoming one of only seven riders to win three or more Tours. LeMond retired from competition in December 1994 and was inducted into the United States Bicycling Hall of Fame in 1996. He was the first professional cyclist to sign a million-dollar contract and the first cyclist to appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated.

During his career, LeMond championed several technological advancements in pro cycling, including the introduction of aerodynamic "triathlon" handlebars and carbon fiber bicycle frames, which he later marketed through his company LeMond Bicycles. His other business interests have included restaurants, real estate, and consumer fitness equipment. LeMond is a vocal opponent of performance-enhancing drug use in cycling and is a founding board member of 1in6.org, a nonprofit charity that assists male victims of child sex abuse.

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Badges

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Major Victories

Tour de France 1986, 1989, 1990
World Championships Road Race 1983, 1989
Dauphiné Libéré 1983
Super Prestige Pernod 1983
Coors Classic 1985
Tour de France - stages 1985 (1), 1986 (1), 1989 (3)
Giro d'Italia - stages 1986 (1)
Dauphiné Libéré - stages 1983 (3), 1984 (1)
Tirreno - Adriatico - stages 1982 (1)
Coors Classic - stages 1985 (1), 1986 (1)
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Seasons

Greg Lemond - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1981 Renault - Elf 340 160
2. 1982 Renault - Elf 656 78
3. 1983 Renault - Elf 2354 6
4. 1984 Renault - Elf 2039 9
5. 1985 La Vie Claire - Wonder - Radar 3013 4
6. 1986 La Vie Claire - Wonder - Radar 3777 2
7. 1987 Toshiba - Look - La Vie Claire 66 460
8. 1988 PDM - Ultima - Concorde 233 237
9. 1989 ADR - W-Cup - Bottecchia - Coors Light 2549 4
10. 1990 Z 2142 7
11. 1991 Z - Peugeot 1132 36
12. 1992 Z 906 46
13. 1993 GAN 89 334
14. 1994 GAN 168 274
Overall: 19464 61