Greg LeMond: Yellow Jersey Racer

Greg LeMond Yellow Jersey Racer Greg LeMond is America s only recognized Tour de France winner yet his three Tour victories tell only part of his story LeMond changed cycling than any other rider in the history of the sport LeMond

  • Title: Greg LeMond: Yellow Jersey Racer
  • Author: Guy Andrews
  • ISBN: 9781937715687
  • Page: 111
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Greg LeMond is America s only recognized Tour de France winner, yet his three Tour victories tell only part of his story LeMond changed cycling than any other rider in the history of the sport.LeMond was a talented all rounder, with a reputation as one of the canniest racers of his generation As adept at racing on the cobbles of the spring classics as he was on theGreg LeMond is America s only recognized Tour de France winner, yet his three Tour victories tell only part of his story LeMond changed cycling than any other rider in the history of the sport.LeMond was a talented all rounder, with a reputation as one of the canniest racers of his generation As adept at racing 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 titles and a hatful of podiums at the world s toughest bike races.He was admired by his peers and respected by his rivals Yet Greg LeMond s influence on cycling extended off the bike as well He was the first cyclist to command a 1 million salary, raising the stakes for all other teams and riders and pushing the Tour organization to reach spectators through expanded TV coverage LeMond was the first cyclist to focus almost exclusively on winning the Tour de France and the World Championship, knowing they were most valuable to his fans and sponsors His superstar talent and charisma broke cycling into the mainstream media with multiple turns as Sports Illustrated Athlete of the Year Greg LeMond raised cycling from its provincial roots into a professional sport with global reach.But LeMond s story took a tragic turn in 1987 While out hunting, he was accidentally shot and lost so much blood that his life hung in the balance His eventual recovery was as miraculous as what happened next he came back to the world of bicycle racing to claim victory in the Tour de France in the closest finish in the history of the race.Greg LeMond Yellow Jersey Racer documents LeMond s legendary career year by year LeMond s early promise as a young rider of limitless talent, his raw battle to take victory in the 1986 Tour, his unbelievable comeback from near death, the resurgence of his career as he faced a new generation of supercharged EPO athletes this celebration of LeMond covers it all with incisive writing, intimate interviews with teammates and rivals, and illuminating photographs Key moments in LeMond s career are documented with spectacular photography including the iconic pictures you remember and new images not seen outside LeMond s personal circles Many of the famous protagonists in LeMond s world rivals, teammates, and friends contribute extensive interviews, speaking candidly about his incredible career and his continuing legacy in the sport of cycling.Greg LeMond is known best for winning the Tour de France in amazing fashion, but Greg LeMond Yellow Jersey Racer celebrates the entire fascinating career of the rider known as the American Includes extensive contributions from LeMond and interviews with Jeff Bradley, Kent Gordis, Phil Anderson, Sean Kelly, Ron Kiefel, Stephen Roche, Robert Millar, Shelley Verses, Andy Hampsten, Johan Lammerts, Ronan Pensec, Otto Jacome, and Chris Boardman.

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    1. Greg Lemond is what all cyclists should aspire to. He won races clean. He advanced the sport internationally. He’s an all round nice bloke (according to everyone who ever talks about him).Lemond was the reason I became hooked on the Tour. A true hero.The book captures the person, the trials, the furore and the rivalries with beautiful pictures to boot.

    2. Before Lance Armstrong, superdick, there was Greg LeMond, superdick. Both have coffee-table tomes devoted to them and their cycling achievements, though there are far too many more dedicated to Armstrong than LeMond, so this is a nice correction. This book is a lavish, extravagant affair of gorgeous photos, factual passages, and contributions from greats of the sport such as Sean Kelly, Robert Millar, and Stephen Roche. LeMond was always a real outdoorsy dude. He especially loved fly-fishing in [...]

    3. I really well done book. It was great the mix of writing and interviews from LeMond and others. The photographs are excellent. I especially like the last section on the bikes LeMond road. The book inspires me to ride, fix up my bike from the eighties that I still have, and to continue following LeMond.

    4. A lot of history I didn't know, particularly about LeMond, who I only knew from the bike. Lots of photos as wall as input from those who rode with & knew him. A big book but worth reading.

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