The Roots of the Colorado Classic Reach Back Over 40 Years

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Hang around a group of experienced cyclists discussing the USA Pro Cycling Challenge or this year's new Colorado Classic, and sooner or later—probably sooner—they’ll bring up the Coors Classic.

Greg LeMond

Guy Andrews with foreword by Greg LeMond

Greg LeMond: Yellow Jersey Racer by Guy Andrews GLM 400x495 px

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Greg LeMond: Yellow Jersey Racer presents Greg LeMond's legendary accomplishments, spanning one-day races to grand tours to the remarkable close of his career.

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Stage 11 Anarchy: Stephen Roche, Jean-Francois Bernard, and Andy Hampsten in the 1987 Tour de France

Richard Moore Etape: 20 Great Stages from the Modern Tour de France: Shelly Verses, Jean-Francois Bernard, Andy Hampsten, Stephen Roche 1987 Anarchy

There’s a photo of me washing his face at the finish,” says Shelley Verses, “but really I was trying to cover his face, to hide it.”

Team 7-Eleven (paperback)

Geoff Drake with Jim Ochowicz

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Team 7-Eleven is the extraordinary story of how two Olympic speed skaters, Jim Ochowicz and Eric Heiden, assembled one of the greatest cycling teams ever.

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Is Greg LeMond in Danger?

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Is Greg LeMond in danger at the 1986 Tour de France?

Hampsten and Grewal: Hinault’s Attack Was Suicidal

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Team 7-Eleven's Alexi Grewal, the winner of the 1984 Olympic road race, described Hinault’s solo attack on this second day in the Pyrenees as “undoubtedly the most stupid move of the race so far.

Hinault Takes Yellow with Sneak Attack to Pau!

Hinault leads Delgado on stage 12 of the 1986 Tour de France

During the early miles of Stage 12 from Bayonne to Pau, the peloton rode calmly, saving their legs for the first major climb of the Tour, the first-category Col de Marie-Blanque, until something unexpected happened.

Massive Field Sprints for First in Nantes

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Finally a massive field sprint after days of breakaways!

The Badger Appoints Two Successors

Bernard Hinault, Bernard Tapie, Greg LeMond

A week out from the start of the 1986 Tour de France, five-time Tour de France winner Bernard Hinault, the Badger, has responded to rumors swirling in the peloton about his upcoming retirement and who -- if anyone -- might fill his spot on the La Vie Claire team.

Hampsten and Hinault Favored to Win, Fignon Calls LeMond “An Excellent Second”

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Felix Magowan of Velo-news offers this preview of the 1986 Tour de France

Andy Hampsten Wins Tour of Switzerland, Readies for Tour

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Drawing from his book Team 7-Eleven, Geoff Drake interviews Andy Hampsten on his Giro d'Italia win which was just months before the 1986 Tour de France.

Slaying the Badger

Richard Moore

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Slaying the Badger is an incomparably detailed and highly revealing tale of cycling's most extraordinary rivalry: Greg LeMond vs. Bernard Hinault at the 1986 Tour de France.

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Slaying the Badger (Hardcover)

Richard Moore

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Slaying the Badger is an incomparably detailed and highly revealing tale of cycling's most extraordinary rivalry: Greg LeMond vs. Bernard Hinault at the 1986 Tour de France.

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Team 7-Eleven (hardcover)

Geoff Drake with Jim Ochowicz

T711 Team 7-Eleven book cover (hardcover)

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Team 7-Eleven is the extraordinary story of how two Olympic speed skaters, Jim Ochowicz and Eric Heiden, assembled one of the greatest cycling teams ever.

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How Andy Hampsten Won His First Giro d’Italia Stage

Team 7-Eleven by Geoff Drake with Jim Ochowicz

The confidence Hampsten gained in winning the 20th stage of the 1985 Giro laid the groundwork for his epic ride up the Gavia.

Ron Kiefel Brings Team 7-Eleven–and America–Its First Grand Tour Stage Win

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It was more than just a stage win. Kiefel's ride that day set the stage for Team 7-Eleven to do pull off much greater feats.

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